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Published January 13, 2014, 05:15 PM

NDSU home to state-of-the-art microCT system

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There's a new, state-of-the-art machine on the campus of NDSU, and what it can do has implications for multiple fields of science.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There's a new, state-of-the-art machine on the campus of NDSU, and what it can do has implications for multiple fields of science.

The microCT system, built by GE, works like an x-ray machine, but with 3-D imaging abilities. It can see what it looks like inside an object, without having to physically cut or damage the object.

NDSU says the technology can help local companies, geologists and even those who work on mummies. The electron microscope is so powerful it can even see inside bugs.

Dr. Kendra Greenlee - Assistant Professor, NDSU: “This equipment, for me, will allow us to track how the respiratory system develops from the time they're eggs to the time they're adults.”

NDSU says the device is the only one in the state, and it provides the only facility that gives access to outside companies to do research with it.

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