Student working on a research project.

Development Of A Micro-CT System Using An Electron Multiplying CCD

Construction of a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system for laboratory research usually requires integration of different software and hardware components. As a result, building and operating such a complex system require the expertise of researchers/student with significantly different backgrounds. This project requires integration of an existing Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) in a micro –CT system. The students need to: (1) design a friendly platform for in –vivo studies, (2) develop a radiation shielding and (3) write flexible code to control the hardware components of a CBCT system combined with designing a friendly graphical user interface (GUI). The program must be developed in National Instrument’s Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW) graphical language starting with pre-existing code. Most of the hardware components are available to researchers/students and are in general provided with software drivers which are LabVIEW compatible.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: SolidWorks, LabVIEW, machining
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Ciprian N Ionita
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Office: 8052 CTRC
Phone: 716 829 5413