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Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT-BM) 05B1-1 
Date of Last update : 2014.06.17 Rivision Request
Canadian Light Source Inc., 44 Innovation Boulevard, Saskatoo, SK, S7N 2V3, Canada
Coordinating Country
Hosting Organisations
University of Saskatchewan
Contact Person
Dr. Emil Hallin (
RI Category
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
biomedical imaging, radiation therapy
The BioMedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) beamline is designed for the purpose of imaging biological tissue and conducting radiation therapy research. The BMIT facility will address the interest of scientists and clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer (breast tumours and paediatric oncology), circulatory and respiratory disease (heart disease and asthma) neurological and behavioural disease (brain and spinal cord injuries, epilepsy), reproductive dysfunction (infertility, menopause, and contraceptives), musculo-skeletal disease and kinesiology (arthritis, athletic injuries), and dental conditions (temporomandibular disorder).
Application Area
- Conventional absorption imaging
- Diffraction Enhanced Imaging (DEI) / Multiple Image Radiography (MIR)
- Phase contrast or in-line holography
- Ultra-small, small, wide angle scattering imaging

BMIT BM Endstation capabilities:

- Energy range 15-40 keV

- Sample (including holder) weight up to 50 kg

- Sample thickness up to 150 mm

- Several detectors available with effective resolution from 4 Um to 300 Um

- Max. Beam size at sample point 240 (H) mm x 7 (V) mm

- Max exposed area at sample point: 230 (H) mm x 150 (V) mm.

- Sample preparation lab 1113 available with Fume Hood.

- Delivers dose rate of ~2 Gy/s @ 250 mA with peak around 50 keV using pink beam.