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 disorder).

05ID-2 (BMIT, ID-SOE-1) Endstation
Status: CT Mono Operational, commissioning activities for other modes.

05ID-2 (BMIT, ID-POE-2) Endstation
Status:  Commissioning. 

The 05ID-2 beamline is operational and is accepting GUA proposals for experiments utilizing the beamline's current capabilities.

The beamline will also continue accepting LOI for experiments in SOE-1 hutch which would utilize the beamline's future capabilities during the remainder of the commissioning of these capabilities. Submit Letter of Intent for 05ID-2-SOE-1 by submitting a Rapid Access Proposal from your User Portal dashboard.

Before submitting Proposal or LOI please discuss experiment(s) details with Denise Miller, 306-657-3815.  
Beamline specifications can be viewed at Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT-ID)

BMIT-ID Capabilities

05ID-2 (BMIT, ID-SOE-1) Endstation
  • Double crystal bent Laue monochromator with energy range: 25-150 keV
  • Sample weight (including the holder) up to 50 kg
  • Several detectors available with effective resolution from 20 um to 300 um
  • Max, beam size at sample location: 210 mm wide and 10 mm tall
  • Max exposed area at sample point: 210 (H) mm x 600 (V) mm
  • Sample preparation lab 1113 available with Fume Hood.
  • K-edge monochromator with approx. energy range 17.5-140 keV (up-bounced) & 26-150 keV (down-bounced)
  • Beam Expander - up to 60-100 mm Vertical beam size
  • Sample weight up to 120 kg (including sample holder)
05ID-2 (BMIT, ID-POE-2) Endstation
  • White beam access for irradiation experiments.
  • Max, beam size at sample location: 110 mm wide and 5 mm tall.
  • Max exposed area at sample point: 110 (H) mm x 400 (V) mm.
  • Sample preparation lab 1112 available with Fume Hood. Sample weight up to 120 kg (including sample holder).
The beamline continues accepting Letter of Intent proposals for future imaging, therapy and other experiments in POE-2 hutch during the remainder of the commissioning activities.  Submit a Letter of Intent for 05ID-2-POE-2 by submitting a Rapid Access Proposal from your User Portal dashboard.
Before submitting your proposal, please discuss experiment(s) details with Denise Miller, 306-657-3815.  


  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Conventional absorption imaging
  • In-line (Propogation-based) Phase Contrast Imaging (PBI)
  • K-Edge Subtraction Imaging (KES)
  • Microbeam Radiation Therapy
  • Monochromatic Microbeam Radiation Therapy


  • Therapy
    • Custom positioning system. Max. load capacity 136 kg
  • Imaging
    • Custom positioning system. Max. load capacity 450 kg


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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