The Parallax Innovations CT Sabre™ is a six-degree of freedom robotically-controlled micro-positioner for pre-clinical biomedical research. Guided by either live fluoroscopic x-ray feedback or retrospective 3D CT image reconstructions the CT Sabre™ allows better than 200 µm positioning of a variety of user selected tools. There is no need to reposition the animal between acquisition and interventions. All functions can be performed inside the micro-CT bore.
Parallax Innovations and the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) will be demonstrating the CT Sabre™ in booth #312 at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in Savannah, Georgia from September 18-21.
“The CT Sabre™ has the potential to significantly impact biomedical research,” says Del Archer, co-founder and co-owner of Parallax Innovations. “Given that imaging of small animals now plays a key role in interventional research, the addition of safe, effective interventions is an invaluable combination that enables serial, non-destructive testing of animals.”
Hardware for the device was developed by mechanical engineers at CIMTEC with software developed by Parallax Innovations.
“The CT Sabre™ has allowed us to perform experiments with a degree of precision and accuracy we’ve never been able to achieve before”, says Dr. David Jaffray, Head of Radiation Physics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at University Health Network. “The ability to localize our measurement probes and target tumor sub-regions is invaluable. The device is opening up new applications, allowing us to do things we previously couldn’t do. The full potential of the CT Sabre™ has yet to be explored, but we see it as an important tool in our lab.”
Visit www.parallax-innovations.com to see videos highlighting the capabilities of the CT Sabre™.