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The build out to house our new Siemens Open 40 Large Bore CT scanner at SNBL USA’s Everett campus is progressing on schedule. The flooring, ceiling and doors have been installed, the HVAC system is operational, and scanner delivery is on target for installation in mid November. We are thinking of it as an early holiday gift as we gear up to provide this additional in vivo imaging capability to support client program requirements.

Image: Siemens Open 40 Large Bore CT scannerA computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than simple X-rays.

What will this added capability mean for our clients?

  • Toxicology study support – CT imaging is a key component for preclinical evaluation of disease progression, treatment efficacy and safety
  • Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) Program support – evaluation of the latency, incidence and severity of radiation damage, especially in the Whole Thorax Lung Injury (WTLI) model
  • Overall increase in in vivo imaging capabilities for ALL types of work and model development!

Additional information will be available in the coming months. In the meantime, do not hesitate to ask us how our CT scanner will enhance your program.