Biomedical Imaging and Therapy


Biomedical imaging and Therapy facility is a set of two beamlines designed to support a wide variety of programs in the life sciences by providing outstanding possibilities for pre-clinical and biomedical imaging. The versatility of BMIT imaging stations also allows to study various problems of material science, energy, environment, cultural heritage, and others scientific areas.

The powerful 05ID-2 wiggler beamline delivers monochromatic X-ray beam with the photon flux density sufficient to acquire CT set in one to ten minutes in most cases. Spectral range extends to 140 keV, which can be used to study larger animal models such as piglets and, in general, penetrate through thick, absorbing samples. Beamline supports propagation-based phase contrast imaging which in many cases allow samples to be visualized in ways not possible using conventional clinical devices and laboratory microCT systems.

Please discuss details of your proposal with the beamline scientist prior to submitting your proposal.


  • Status


  • Resolution ΔE/E @ E

    ~ 5x10-3 @ 30 keV

  • Source Size 

    1.0 mm x 0.1 mm @ FWHM

  • Beam Size at Sample 

    100 mm x 10 mm @FWHM @ 30 keV

  • Energy Range

    30 - 140 keV

  • Photon Flux

    ~5x1010 phot/mm2/sec


  • Computed (micro)Tomography (CT/µCT)
  • Irradiation experiments
  • Contrast Mechanisms:
    • Propagation-based phase contrast (PBI)
    • K-edge Subtraction Imaging (KES)

Endstations & Capabilities

  • Up to four heavy duty positioning stages are available for positioning of detector, sample, and auxiliary equipment to create complex experimental environments.
  • Because of the large source size propagation-based phase-contrast and TIE/Paganin phase retrieval are possible at high spatial resolutions and short propagation distances only
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Detector Pool

Please refer to for information about the pixel size and field of view


Wiggler → Heat removal filters → Bent Laue-Laue mono → Imaging stations @ 50-60m


Beamline Responsible: Sergey Gasilov 306-657-3643
Beamteam Leader: David Cooper, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Full list: 
  • Sergey Gasilov - 306-657-3643 - with questions about instruments, techniques, and feasibility of various projects
  • Arash Panahifar - 306-657-3808 - regarding scheduling, beamtime cancellation, and live animal experiments
  • Ning Zhu - 306-657-3589 - for drawings of mounting interfaces, adapters, unusual sample holders, etc.
  • Adam Webb - 306-657-3835 - data reconstruction, transfer, and storage
  • Toby Bond - 306-657-3835 - for information about industrial services, paid access, mail-in program
  • 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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