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Quantum GX2 microCT Imaging System

Image beyond bone – into oncology, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and much more, with the Quantum GX2 microCT imaging system. With the Quantum GX2, flexibility is key. Combining the ability to perform high speed, low dose scans, ideal for longitudinal studies, across multiple species (mice, rats, rabbits) with high resolution ex vivo scanning, the Quantum GX2 microCT imaging system offers the flexibility and performance you need to not just image, but further understand your disease models.

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The Quantum GX2 microCT scanner is a true multispecies preclinical imaging system, offering the flexibility to enable longitudinal in vivo imaging as well as ex vivo sample scanning. With a 163mm imaging bore, an entire rabbit can be placed inside the scanner for in vivo scanning, while the 18mm FOV allows for high resolution scanning of ex vivo samples. Combined with PerkinElmer's 3-dimensional optical imaging systems, and automated bone analysis software (AccuCT), the Quantum GX2 microCT imaging system provides maximal flexibility and function. Whether your research focus is oncology, cardiovascular disease, orthopedics or pulmonary disease, the Quantum GX2 is versatile enough to deliver the results you need.


Key Features

  • High resolution (2.3 micrometer voxel size)
  • High-speed (scans as fast as 3.9 seconds)
  • Low-dose imaging for longitudinal in vivo studies
  • Four Field Of Views (FOVs) – 18, 36, 72, and 86 mm
  • Multispecies imaging capabilities (Zebrafish/mouse/rat/guinea pig/rabbit)
  • Two-phase retrospective respiratory and cardiac gating
  • Seamlessly co-registration of functional optical signals (from IVIS® Spectrum or FMT®) with microCT imaging data

Combine the Quantum GX2 microCT imaging with PerkinElmer's other in vivo imaging modalities (optical and PET) to gain greater insight into disease progression and treatment response non-invasively.

Selected Publications

  • Zhao et al (2021). Anti-rheumatoid arthritis effects of iridoid glucosides from Lamiophlomis rotata (Benth.) kudo on adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats by OPG/RANKL/NF-κB signaling pathways. J Ethnopharmacol. 266, 113402.
  • Kim et al (2021). Heat therapy improves body composition and muscle function but does not affect capillary or collateral growth in a model of obesity and hindlimb ischemia. J Applied Physiol. 130(2): 355-368.
  • van Maldegem er atl (2021). Characterisation of tumour immune microenvironment remodelling following oncogene inhibition in preclinical studies using an optimised imaging mass cytometry workflow. bioRxiv.
  • Olsen et al (2020). ASCL1 represses a latent osteogenic program in small cell lung cancer in multiple cells of origin. bioRxiv
  • Mecozzi et al (2020). In-vivo lung fibrosis staging in a bleomycin-mouse model: a new micro-CT guided densitometric approach. Sci Rep. 10, 18735.
  • Imai, M. Kawaoka, Y. et al (2020) Syrian hamsters as a small animal model for SARS-CoV-2 infection and countermeasure development. PNAS.
  • Wang et al (2020). Exploration and Evaluation of Therapeutic Efficacy of Drug‐Free Macromolecular Therapeutics in Collagen‐Induced Rheumatoid Arthritis Mouse Model. Macromol Biosci.
  • Eom et al (2020). Abeliophyllum distichum Ameliorates High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity in C57BL/6J Mice by Upregulating the AMPK Pathway. Nutrients. 12(11), 3320.
  • Bader et al (2020). High-fat diet-fed ovariectomized mice are susceptible to accelerated subcutaneous tumor growth potentially through adipose tissue inflammation, local insulin-like growth factor release, and tumor associated macrophages. Oncotarget. 11: 4554-4569.
  • Kojonazarov et al (2018). Evaluating Systolic and Diastolic Cardiac Function in Rodents Using Microscopic Computed Tomography. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 11 (12).
  • Mollaoglu et al (2017). MYC Drives Progression of Small Cell Lung Cancer to a Variant Neuroendocrine Subtype with Vulnerability to Aurora Kinase Inhibition. Cancer Cell. 31(2):270-285.

For additional publications, please visit Google Scholar.


Height 1450.0 mm
Imaging Modality microCT Imaging
Product Brand Name Quantum
Width 980.0 mm
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