μ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

CT image of a mouse's skull

A centre for computed tomography serving the Biomedical, Engineering, Environmental and Archeological sciences

A dedicated centre for computed tomography (CT) at Southampton, providing complete support for 3D imaging science, serving Engineering, Biomedical, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences. The centre encompasses five complementary scanning systems supporting a wide range of sample sizes (imaged volumes up to 1.5 x 1 x 1m) and resolution (down to ~200nm). Both academic and industrial consultancy services are provided. See our brochure for further particulars.

Charges: Please note that charges will apply from 2012 - Research Council FEC rates are listed here. In the interest of stimulating and supporting novel and exploratory projects, we now offer annual licences to Southampton-based researchers only. Please consult Wiki (internal access only) for further particulars. Proposal writers in particular are strongly advised to contact the Centre to establish reasonable beamtime requirements for specific experiments.

Proposal writers

Proposal writers

Trial scans for proposal submission are prioritised and free.

CT system status

CT system status

Find out more about the current status of our CT equipment

Sir David Attenborough and Dr M. N. Mavrogordato.

Sir David Attenborough and Dr M. N. Mavrogordato.

Sir David Attenborough and Dr M. N. Mavrogordato at the Dorset Pliosaur unveiling.

3D rendering of fatigue damage

3D rendering of fatigue damage

See more images in the Gallery.