BMIT - Biomedical Imaging and Therapy Facility

The BMIT facility consists of two beamlines (low-energy BMIT-BM and high-energy BMIT-ID beamline). It is dedicated to imaging of biological tissues and radiation therapy research. New instruments are successfully applied for general-purpose X-ray microtomography and imaging of fast processes.

Spectral Range

BMIT-ID BMIT-BM
28 - 140 keV 12.6 – 40.0 keV

Techniques

Imaging

BMIT-ID BMIT-BM
  • X-ray Imaging and Microtomography
  • X-ray Computed Laminography
  • X-ray Imaging using K-Edge Contrast
X-ray Irradiation Experiments/Dosimetry
  • X-ray Imaging and Microtomography
  • X-ray Computed Laminography
  • X-ray Imaging using K-Edge Contrast
X-ray Irradiation Experiments/Dosimetry

  • Rocking Curve/Diffraction Enhanced Imaging

Samples

BMIT supports a variety of samples ranging from mm-size tissue and plant specimens to model organisms such as rabbits and small piglets, 20-cm-large fossils, and bulky in-situ rigs.

Ethics approval is required before using some samples, including live animals.

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Specifications

 

BMIT-ID BMIT-BM
CLS Port 05ID-2 05B1-1
Source Superconducting Wiggler Bending Magnet
Typical spot sizes 160 mm x 10 mm @FWHM @ 30 keV, gradually decreases down to 130 m x 6 mm @ 100 keV BMIT-BM: Horizontal profile is flat with max width of 200 mm; vertical profile is Gaussian-like with 4 mm FWHM for mono beam @ 20 keV and ~3 mm for filtered white beam
Maximum Photon Flux ~5x1010 ph/s/mm2 109 ph/s/mm2 @ 20 keV mono, 1012 ph/s/mm2 peak @ 20 keV filtered white beam

Contacts

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Sergey Gasilov PhD Scientist, Beamline Responsible (BMIT)


David Cooper College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
BMIT Beamline Advisory Team Leader


Visit the BMIT website for a full list of beamline contacts.

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Access

Purchased Access

Purchased access offers quick and accurate solutions to proprietary questions. CLS scientists develop an experimental plan based on the client’s needs, and conduct all data collection and analysis, resulting in a detailed report with key answers to critical questions.

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Peer-Reviewed Access

Academic clients can submit proposals through a peer review process. Beam time is granted based on scientific merit, with the expectation that any results will be published. In special cases, rapid access is also available for instrument or beam time.

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