Fraunhofer IMTE offers a wide range of state-of-the-art imaging systems that can be used to examine any object. From biological samples examined by microscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic particle imaging (MPI) to mechanical and electrical components whose internal structure can be visualized by computed tomography (CT), Fraunhofer IMTE has diverse imaging systems for a wide range of applications. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas. We will help you to select the right modality for your requirements.

Possible applications

  • Microscopic analysis of biological structures on a cellular level
  • Visualization of macroscopic biological structures, e.g. to monitor growth processes
  • Non-destructive testing of mechanical parts, e.g. engine blocks
  • Defect analysis of electronic parts, e.g. circuit boards
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Digitalization of spare parts, e.g. for restoring rare objects
  • Surface analysis
  • Target/actual comparison of high-precision parts
  • Preclinical imaging with nanoparticles
  • Tracer-based flow analysis in vessels or small tubular structures

Imaging Systems#


For technical and preclinical imaging, Fraunhofer IMTE offers a wide range of available systems:

X-Ray microscopy - Xradia 510 Versa (Zeiss)

  • Application: X-ray-based radiographic examination of medium-sized biological samples
  • Object size: 300 mm Ø, 300 mm length
  • Resolution: up to 70 nm
  • X-ray source current: 30 - 160 kV

Micro-CT - Skyscan (Bruker)

  • Application: Ex vivo micro-CT system for small samples with low density
  • Object size: 50 mm Ø, 50 mm height
  • Resolution: 1 µm

Industrial CT - FF35 (Yxlon)

  • Application: Non-destructive testing of high-density objects
  • Object size: 510 mm Ø, 600 mm Höhe
  • Resolution: up to 150 nm
  • X-ray source current: up to 225 kV

MRI - M7™ Mx Compact MRI (Aspect Imaging)

  • Application: Small animal imaging with high soft-tissue contrast
  • Object size: 120 mm Ø, 90 mm length
  • Field strength: 1 T

MRI - ICON (Bruker)

  • Application: Small animal imaging with high soft-tissue contrast
  • Object size: 80 mm Ø, 500 g weight
  • Resolution: up to 100 µm (in-plane); 1 mm slice thickness
  • Field strength: 1 T

MPI - Preclinical Magnetic Particle Imaging System (Bruker)

  • Application: fast imaging of magnetic nanoparticles
  • Selektion field: 2.5 T/m
  • Object size: 119 mm Ø

3D Scanner - COMET 5M (Zeiss)

  • Application: Stripe-light projection scanner for measuring form compliance and surface structure
  • Object size: 480 x 400 x 250 mm³
  • Resolution: up to 18 µm