Recently, high-resolution small animal imaging systems have been developed to aid in the research of a number of diseases such as cancer. These high resolution imaging tools and applications allow researchers to screen small animals using non invasive techniques and applications for such tasks as detecting mutations, charting the progression of certain diseases, and monitoring how diseases respond to particular therapies. There are many advantages to using high resolution in vivo micro imaging systems in small animal research which makes them an invaluable tool in laboratory research.
Microcomputed Tomography high resolution imaging technique is proving to be a cost-effective method for detecting and describing tumors, abnormalities in skeletal structures, as well as soft-tissue structures in small live animals such as rodents. Using this form of high resolution imaging has been showing positive results in the research of lung cancer, prostate cancer, and bone tumors