Save the Date: CT Data Processing Using UFO-KIT and Dragonfly (May 20-22, 2020)

BMIT will host a workshop on the fundamentals of tomographic reconstruction, 3D visualization, and quantitative data analysis. Advanced topics such as suppression of reconstruction artifacts, batch processing, and use of machine learning for segmentation will be also discussed. Affiliates from Dragonfly will be present for present capabilities of the software.

Wide field imaging energy dispersive X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Based on spectral K-edge subtraction imaging (developed at CLS-BMIT), a new energy dispersive X-ray absorption spectroscopy method is developed at BMIT-BM beamline for simultaneous wide-field imaging and transmission X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS). Sufficient energy and spatial resolution are demonstrated for both full field imaging and computed tomography in quantifying selenium chemical species.

BMIT eNews | Fall 2019

- CT Data Processing Using UFO-KIT and Dragonfly (May 20-22, 2020) - 10X magnification capability is now available - Cycle 32 Call for Proposals - Important Notes for Preparation of Proposals - Around the Beamlines - Pictures of the Season - Upcoming Conferences

3D Imaging of Hydrogen Induced Cracking in Pipeline Steel

Synchrotron 3D computed tomography (CT) at BMIT-ID beamline at Canadian Light Source was used to explain the features of the HIC cracks formation during tensile tests.

Visualization of 3D Bioprinted Tissue Scaffolds Using Synchrotron-Based Phase Contrast Imaging

We developed the synchrotron-based x-ray inline phase contrast imaging-computed tomography (SR-inline-PCI-CT) at the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) Facility of Canadian Light Source to visualize the printed hydrogel-based scaffolds. 

Synchrotron X-ray Micro-CT of a 60 million years old salamander

A 60 million-year-old salamander fossil was imaged (inside rock) at BMIT ID beamline at 80keV X-ray energy.

BMIT eNews | Summer, 2019

Summer 2019 update on research projects at BMIT

Helping People to Hear

Using advanced techniques at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, scientists have created three-dimensional images of the complex interior anatomy of the human ear, information that is key to improving the design and placement of cochlear implants.


The BMIT facility at the Canadian Light Source is specifically designed to support a wide variety of programs in the life sciences, and provides outstanding possibilities for research, including potential clinical applications in imaging and radiation therapy. The facility has two beamlines; a bend magnet beamline, 05B1-1, and an insertion device beamline, 05ID-2. The BMIT advanced imaging modalities allow biomedical systems to be visualized in ways not possible using conventional clinical systems. These can provide insight into anatomy, function, visualization of disease processes including therapeutic response and the possibility of repeated imaging at low dose.


  • 05ID-2 (SOE-1) Status:
    In Operation
  • 05B1-1 (POE-2) Status:
    In Operation
  • 05ID-2 (POE-2) Status:
    No Planned Operations
  • Call for Proposals
    Cycle 31 deadline was August 28, 2019
  • Storage Ring Status >>
  • Research Highlights >>

List of Publications »

  • Ay; Birol; Parolia; Kushagra; Liddell et al. (2020). Hyperglycemia compromises Rat Cortical Bone by Increasing Osteocyte La .... Communications Biology 3. 10.1038/s42003-019-0747-1.
  • Helpard; Luke; Li; Hao; Rask-Andersen et al. (2020). Characterization of the human helicotrema: implications for cochlear d .... Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 49(21) . 10.1186/s40463-019-0398-8.
  • Sun; Xinyang; Scanlon; Martin G.; Guillermic et al. (2019). The effects of sodium reduction on the gas phase of bread doughs using .... Food Research International , 108919. 10.1016/j.foodres.2019.108919.