MicroCT is a powerful tool that can be used to non-destructively generate high-resolution two- and three-dimensional (2D/3D) representations of an object’s internal and external structure down to the submillimeter, micro- (1–100 microns) and even nano-scales (< 1 micron). This type of imaging is applicable for a wide variety of materials and research areas. 

Our scanning typically falls into three general categories. Click on the images below to see some example images or feel free to contact us at micro@uark.edu if you are interested in finding out about potential applications of microCT for your own research. 


Life Sciences and Earth History—High-resolution, 3D visualizations of anatomical systems that will enhance functional research in biological, biomedical, paleontological, and geological sciences.

Culture, Behavior, and CognitionQuantification and visualization of objects representing cultural innovations through time and detailed microstructural investigations of brain tissue that can inform our understanding of human behavior and cognitive function.

Engineering Applications in Medicine and TechnologyAnalysis of additive manufacturing techniques, aerospace hardware technologies, mechanical and biomedical engineering approaches for bone, soft-tissue structures, and bio-inspired materials, as well as nano-scale chemistry and biochemistry advances that will drive 21st century technologies and innovations.



Gignac PM, Kley NJ. 2014. Iodine-enhanced micro-CT imaging: Methodological refinements for the study of soft-tissue anatomy of post-embryonic vertebrates. Journal of Experimental Zoology B 322B: 166–176.

Gignac PM, Kley NJ. 2018. The utility of diceCT imaging for high-throughput comparative neuroanatomical studies. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 91: 180-190. 

O’Brien HD, Gignac PM, Hieronymus TL, Witmer LM. 2016. Post-natal growth of the cranial arteries of the giraffe (Artiodactyla: Giraffa camelopardalis). PeerJ 4:e1696.