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A scan of Musculus costulatus

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Several micro-CT scans have been performed in order to test different contrast enhancing techniques in marine specimens. This project refers to the visualisation of a small bivalve through micro-computed tomography. For more details see


Micro-CT was performed to a small bivalve Musculus costulatus  in order to visualise the interior and exterior parts of the specimen. This specimen was fixed and preserved in 96% ethanol. Specimen was stained in 0.3% PTA solution in 70% ethanol for 5 days. Scan was performed with a Skyscan 1172 at a voltage of 59kV and 167μΑ without filter for a full rotation of 360o . This specimen was scanned at the highest camera resolution with an exposure time of 1555ms. Specimen was provided and scanned by Sarah Faulwetter. For more details see

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