The Advanced X-ray Imaging Systems Laboratory (AXIS) is a part of Behin Negareh Co., the first and only manufacturer of high-tech micro-CT scanners in Iran and the Middle East. Three years after the company was established in 2018, the first generation of micro-CT scanners of Behin Negareh were designed and developed for various medical and industrial applications under brand names LOTUS-NDT and LOTUS-inVivo.
Before the foundation of AXIS, university students and researchers were obliged to send their samples abroad to have the required micro-CT scans performed. Since the development of AXIS by Behin Negareh Co., micro-CT scans and analyses are now available in Iran. With this progress, researchers in Iran and neighboring countries are provided with such services.
A large number of researchers in a variety of fields, study the interior structure and volumetric characteristics of different materials with high resolutions. Conventional methods usually require the sample to be cut into narrow slices. These methods are practically impossible when the sample under study is to remain intact and in one piece. In addition, slicing the object doesn’t always result in the required slice thickness, all along with the possible structural changes that can occur during slicing and polishing process resulting in the loss of vital data. With all these in mind, micro-CT scanning of the samples using X-ray can provide the researcher with resolutions on micrometer scale. This method requires no slicing or pre-processing of the sample and provides fast yet accurate information on the geometry, physical features, and components of the given object.
Currently available procedures of AXIS include three-dimensional imaging with LOTUS-NDT micro-CT and analysis, extraction of parameters of interest from three-dimensional models, and many others with a wide range of services. Here you can see the price list for available sevices. AXIS is also a member of LABSNET, where researchers can utilize seasonal grants provided by this network as an aid for their expenses in AXIS.
In AXIS, samples with sizes from a hundred microns to several centimeters, can be imaged with micrometer scale precision. The precision of the images is proportional to the sample size.
Here in AXIS, imaging of many different kinds of samples, ranging from stone and wood, mechanical and electrical equipment to biological samples such as insects and mice, is possible. There is also advanced analysis available for such imaging. For example, examination of sample porosity, pore size distribution and network modeling, permeability, three-dimensional modeling, bone densitometry, and many others are possible. Analysis of pre-acquired data is also possible. Researchers from different fields of medicine and industry can benefit from this laboratory.
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3D Surface Rendering of a Carbonate Reservoir Rock Imaged by LOTUS-NDT Micro-CT Scanner.
mIP of a Fly Imaged by LOTUS-NDT Micro-CT Scanner.
Copper Mineral Rock Imaged by LOTUS-NDT Micro-CT Scanner.
Electronics BGA IC Mounted on a Board Imaged by LOTUS-NDT Micro-CT Scanner.
3D Rendering of Human Molar Teeth Imaged by LOTUS-inVivo Micro-CT Scanner.