Micro-CT scanning

Soft tissue visualisation using contrast agencies

For more information on different contrast agents for visualising soft tissues in µCT scanning, see a paper we published on that some years ago: Descamps et al. (2014). Also see the DiceCT website for alternative approaches and more recent updates and protocol improvements.
Zebrafish stained with PTA

Quantification of relative Bone Mineral Density

Recently, we developed a method to quantify relative bone mineral densities (BMD) in vertebrate skeleton, using voxel grey value histogram data. This allows to compare BMD levels across specimens without the need of phantoms. More details on the protocol can be found in Thuong et al. (2018).

Bone mineral density in seabream