Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT-BM) 05B1-1


The BioMedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) beamline is designed for the purpose of imaging biological tissue and conducting radiation therapy research. The BMIT facility will address the interest of scientists and clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer (breast tumours and paediatric oncology), circulatory and respiratory disease (heart disease and asthma) neurological and behavioural disease (brain and spinal cord injuries, epilepsy), reproductive dysfunction (infertility, menopause, and contraceptives), musculo-skeletal disease and kinesiology (arthritis, athletic injuries), and dental conditions (temporomandibular disease).

  • Status

    Accepting Proposals

  • Resolution Δ E / E @ E

    M1 DCM 0.57 x 10-4 with Si(2,2,0)

  • Beam Size (Horizontal x Vertical)

    240 mm x 7 mm @ 23 m

  • Energy Range

    15 – 40 keV

  • Wavelength

    1.6 – 0.3 Å

  • Photon Brightness

    1.5 x 10¹¹ ph (s * mr² * 0.1%bW * mA) @ 10 keV


  • Custom positioning system. Max. load capacity 50 kg.


  • Conventional absorption imaging
  • Analyzer-based Imaging (Diffraction Enhanced Imaging (DEI) / Multiple Image Radiography (MIR))
  • In-Line (Propagation-based) Phase Contrast Imagining (PBI)
  • K-Edge Subtraction Imaging (KES)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)


Beamline Responsible: Denise Miller (306) 657-3815
Beamline Team Leader: David Cooper
Beamline Telephone: (306) 657-3630

  • BMIT Executive
    • David Cooper - BBT Leader
    • Juan Ianowksi
    • Paul Johns
    • Rob Lewis
    • Sheldon Weibe
  • Front row: Ning Zhu, David Cooper (BMIT BeamTeam Leader), Adam Webb, Dean Chapman (Science Director)
    Back row: Sergey Gasilov, Denise Miller

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