Analyze MicroCT Guides

Step-by-step guides for using Analyze in preclinical imaging applications with microCT

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What is Analyze?

Analyze is a set of image processing, visualization and analysis tools that provides users access to a breadth of essential post-processing functions critical for innovative research. Analyze provides users with all the key display, editing, processing, registration, and measurement tools needed to realize their research goals in a single multifaceted software package. Analyze is open-ended, allowing for the application of its tools to novel and emerging research.

Who Uses Analyze?

Analyze can be used by anyone who needs to process biomedical images (including MR, CT, microCT, PET, SPECT, Ultrasound, etc.) as part of their research. Our user base includes physicians, scientists, professors, and graduate students at the world’s top medical centers, universities, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, medical device companies, and contract research organizations.

Lung Segmentation


In small animal models of lung diseases, measuring lung volume in vivo provides a non-destructive way to determine changes in lung structure and function due to genetic variation or pathology.


This guide outlines how to segment lungs and measure lung volume from microCT data using Analyze.


Download our MicroCT Lung Segmentation Guide

Bone Mineral Density Analysis


Bone mineral density (BMD, mg/cm3) is an important measure in the evaluation of osteoporosis. MicroCT provides a non-destructive way of measuring bone mineral density in pre-clinical studies.


This guide shows how to calibrate microCT data to bone mineral density (BMD) values, segment mineralized bone from control and OVX data, and measure bone volume and mean BMD for a volume of interest in Analyze.


Download our Bone Mineral Density Analysis Guide

Adipose Tissue Quantification


Adipose tissue quantification is essential for the study of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. MicroCT has been validated as a method of adipose tissue quantification in preclinical research, and the use of in vivo methods allows longitudinal studies, reduces the number of animals needed, and can increase the statistical power of a study.


This guide outlines how to achieve adipose tissue quantification from microCT data using Analyze.


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Left Ventricle Segmentation


Some of the most important values associated with cardiac function can be obtained by measuring left ventricular volume at end-systole and end-diastole. Gated contrast-enhanced microCT can be used to obtain high-contrast images of the cardiac blood pool at these times points in small animals. The left ventricular blood pool can be segmented at each time point and the volume measured.


This guide shows how to segment and quantify the left ventricle volume from microCT data using Analyze.


Download our Left Ventricle Segmentation Guide