Call for Proposals Open

The Call for Proposals for Cycle 30 (June 1 to December 31 2019) is now open.  The deadline for submission is February 27, 2019. For details visit Apply for Beam Time. 

CT Data Reconstruction Workshop

BMIT will host a Workshop-Tutorial on Synchrotron-based Computed Tomography (sCT) Data Processing on October 29-30, 2018.

Program Details

Imaging the inner ear

Imaging the inner ear promises to be new gold standard for hearing researchers “Hearing loss is such a widespread problem and my hope is that our work will eventually help us better diagnose and treat it. People are just not aware of how sensitive the auditory system is to trauma, and how isolating and depressing it can be to lose one’s ability to communicate fluidly with others,” says Janani Iyer, a PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology program.

Engineering 3D bio-printed scaffolds

Engineering 3D bio-printed scaffolds to help regenerate damaged peripheral nervous systems In the last decade or so, 3D printing has experienced a surge in popularity as the technology has become more precise and accessible. Now, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are looking at how we can use 3D printing to help damaged nervous systems to regrow.

BMIT eNews | July 06-th, 2018

- Welcome Arash Panahifar, BMIT Associate Scientist - Cycle 29: Call for proposals opens August 1 - Cycle 28: Results of the Call - Around the beamlines - BMIT User Data Back-up on WestGrid - Experiment Support at BMIT

K-edge Subtraction Imaging of Barium and Strontium in Bone

University of Saskatchewan researchers investigated skeletal uptake of barium and strontium, as tracers of bone turnover, in two different age groups, growing and skeletally mature, in healthy rats. 

BMIT eNews | March 23-rd, 2018

- Cycle 28 - Results of the Call - Cycle 27 Updates - BMIT User Data Back-up on WestGrid - New Equipment at BMIT

Bubbles in Noodle Dough

A first look at how miniscule bubbles affect the texture of noodles The texture of a noodle is a remarkably complicated thing and until recently, no one had ever looked at the bubbles in noodle dough. The team members collected fast images with enough details to identify the bubbles as they evolved in the dough.


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.


List of Publications »

  • Wong, A.K.C.; Ge, N.; Shrestha, P.; Liu, H.; Fahy, K. et al. (2019). Polytetrafluoroethylene content in standalone microporous layers: Trad .... Applied Energy 240, 549-560. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.02.037.
  • Azargohar, Ramin; Nanda, Sonil; Kang, Kang; Bond, Toby; Karunakaran, Chithra et al. (2019). Effects of bio-additives on the physicochemical properties and mechani .... Renewable Energy 132, 296-307. 10.1016/j.renene.2018.08.003.
  • Soltan, Nikoo; Kawalilak, Chantal E.; Cooper, David M.; Kontulainen, Saija A.; Johnston, James D. et al. (2019). Cortical porosity assessment in the distal radius: A comparison of HR- .... Bone 120, 439-445. 10.1016/j.bone.2018.12.008.