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Biomedical Imaging Unit

Equipment and Facilities

The BIU is equipped with a wide range of state of the art microscopes and associated equipment to support research and diagnostic imaging with a wide variety of different imaging modalities; light, electrons and X-rays.

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

FEi Quanta 200 (with EDX) and FEI Quanta 250 (with Gatan 3View serial block face imaging) - click here to find out more.

Confocal and Lightsheet Microscopy

Confocal and Lightsheet Microscopy

Leica SP5 and Leica SP8 laser scanning confocal microscopes on Leica inverted microscope frames and LaVision Ultramicroscope II light sheet microscope - click here to find out more.

Live Cell Imaging

Live Cell Imaging

Olympus IX81 fully automated, inverted phase contrast and fluorescence system - click here to find out more.

Digital Microscopy

Digital Microscopy

Olympus dotSlide manual brightfield slide scanners (x2) and Olympus VS110 high throughput slide scanner with fluorescence and phase contrast imaging - click here to find out more.

MicroCT

MicroCT and whole animal imaging

A Milabs whole animal microCT and optical imaging system and Nikon Medex 1 and Medex 2 microCT instruments designed for X-ray histology / soft tissue / low contrast imaging - click here to find out more.

General Photomicroscopy

General Photomicroscopy

A range of Olympus, Zeiss and Nikon compound and dissecting photomicroscopes with brightfield, darkfield, phase contrast, polarising, fluorescence and DIC imaging modalities - click here to find out more.

Image Processing and Analysis

Image Processing and Analysis

Very high end graphics workstations with touchscreen monitors and a wide range of 2D and 3D image processing and analysis software linked to a multiterabyte network filestore - click here to find out more.

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