Synchrotron X-Ray Computer Tomography (s-XCT) is very similar to the XCT measurement system. However in s-XCT a different x-ray source is used - synchrotron radiation.
The synchrotron light is a very "bright" x-ray. The x-ray beam is very intense and as thin as a hair and when compared with a hospital x-ray machine a billion times brighter. Synchrotron radiation offers significant advantages by its adjustability, partial coherence and nearly parallel beam of high brilliance. These advantages cause fewer artefacts, improved contrast and resolution, as well as faster recording for synchrotron tomography.