Micro Computer Tomography for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging analysis

J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2015 Apr 10;108:38-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2015.01.045. Epub 2015 Feb 9.


Biomedical device and medicine product manufacturing are long processes facing global competition. As technology evolves with time, the level of quality, safety and reliability increases simultaneously. Micro Computer Tomography (Micro CT) is a tool allowing a deep investigation of products: it can contribute to quality improvement. This article presents the numerous applications of Micro CT for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging analysis. The samples investigated confirmed CT suitability for verification of integrity, measurements and defect detections in a non-destructive manner.

Keywords: 3D imaging; Defect detection; Medical device; Quality control; X-ray microtomography.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drug Packaging / standards*
  • Equipment and Supplies / standards*
  • Humans
  • Quality Improvement
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • X-Ray Microtomography / methods