The Center for Quantitative X-Ray Imaging (CQI) at Penn State University is a multi-user research
facility that supports researchers at Penn State as well in the broader national and international academic
community. The facility houses the HD600 (OMNI-X) industrial high-resolution x-ray computed tomography (CT)
scanner together with a medical x-ray CT system. The Center resides in the College of Earth and Mineral
Sciences at Penn State and was funded through an NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant with additional
contributions from Penn State, the USX Foundation, and Universal Systems, Inc.
Besides simple object characterization and physical dimension measurements, the Center emphasizes
quantitative interpretation of the image data itself in terms of density, porosity, and fractional composition.
Further, the system is designed for 4-D studies, monitoring internal changes with fluid displacement or
changed environmental conditions (temperature, stress, etc).
How to Find Us
The Center for Quantitative X-ray imaging is located in Room 204 of the Academic Activities Building on the Penn State
Campus. To reach the campus, find maps and directions here.