ToMA Lab – Tomography for Medical Application


• Researchmainly focused on the progress and translation of modern x-ray physics concepts to biomedical sciences, exploiting the long-standing experience in X-ray optics and X-ray imaging.
• Education for Diploma, and PhDstudentsinterested in biomedicalimaging and x-rayoptics


People Involved



CNR Researcher

Group Coordinator 



Associate Researcher, Marie-Curie



CNR Researcher



Associate PostDoc



CNR Researcher



Associate PostDoc

Facilities & Labs

Advanced X-ray @ Roma

Linee di Ricerca


  1. Recent advances in superhydrophobic surfaces and their relevance to biology and medicine.Ciasca G., Papi M., Businaro L., Campi G., Ortolani M., Palmieri V., Cedola A., De Ninno A., Gerardino A., Maulucci G., De Spirito M. . Bioinspiration&biomimetics 11 (1), 011001, 2016.
  2. Virtual unrolling and deciphering of Herculaneumpapyri by X-rayphase-contrasttomography, I. Bukreeva et al. Scientific Reports6, Article number: 27227 (2016).
  3. Characterization of mouse spinalcordvascular network by means of synchrotronradiation X-rayphasecontrasttomography, L. Massimi et al, Physica Medica 2016,
  4. X-ray micro-beam techniques and phase contrast tomography applied to biomaterials. Fratini M., Campi G., Bukreeva I., Pelliccia D., Burghammer M., Tromba G., Cancedda R., Mastrogiacomo M., Cedola A. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 364, 93-97, 2015.
  5. Simultaneous submicrometric 3D imaging of the micro-vascular network and the neuronal system in a mouse spinal cord. Michela Fratini, Inna Bukreeva, Gaetano Campi, Francesco Brun, Giuliana Tromba, Peter Modregger, Domenico Bucci, Giuseppe Battaglia, Raffaele Spadon, Maddalena Mastrogiacomo, HerwigRequardt, Federico Giove, Alberto Bravin, Alessia Cedola. Scientific Reports 5, 8514, 2015.
  6. Imaging collagen packing dynamics during mineralization of engineered bone tissue. Campi, G., Fratini, M., Bukreeva, I., Ciasca, G., Burghammer, M., Brun, F., … & Cedola, A. Acta biomaterialia, 23, 309-316, 2015.
  7. High-resolution X-ray techniques as new tool to investigate the 3D vascularization of engineered-bone tissue. Bukreeva, I., Fratini, M., Campi, G., Pelliccia, D., Spanò, R., Tromba, G., … & Cedola, A. Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology, 3, 133, 2015.
  8. G.Campi,M.Fratini,I.Bukreeva,G.Ciasca,M.Burghammer,F.Brun,G.Tromba, M.Mastrogiacomo, andA.Cedola,Imagingcollagenpackingdynamicsduringmineralizationof engineeredbonetissue ACTA BIOMATERIALIA  Volume: 23   Pages: 309-316   Published: SEP 1 2015


• Europeanproject VOXEL “VolumetricMedical X-RayImagingatextremelylow dose” (HORIZON 2020-Fet Open; Project reference: 665207).
• BiominAB-3D – Revealing the composition and formationmechanism of carcinogenicasbestosbodies in human lungs; MSCA-IF-2015-EF – Marie Skłodowska-Curie IndividualFellowships (IF-EF), Marie Skłodowska-Curie IndividualFellowships (2016-2018)

Latest News

  • Technology Trasfer in Nanotechnology

    Technology Transfer in Nanotechnology: Challenges and Opportunity

    Lecce, 18/19 ottobre 2018

    CNR NANOTEC c/o Campus Ecotekne

    JRC in collaboration with the National Research Council (Cnr) is organising a workshop on Technology Transfer in Nanotechnology,


  • Nanotechnology Transfer Day

    26 Luglio 2018 – Lecce

    CNR NANOTEC c/o Campus Ecotekne Siglato l’accordo lo scorso maggio tra CNR NANOTEC e Pairstech Capital Management, ha preso il via la collaborazione con PhD TT per la valutazione della ricerca


  • Disordered serendipity: a glassy path to discovery

    A workshop in honour of Giorgio Parisi’s 70th birthday

    September 19-21, 2018 – Roma

    Sapienza University

    With the occasion of celebrating Giorgio Parisi 70th birthday, the conference “Disordered serendipity: a glassy path to discovery” brings to Rome many among the world-leading experts in the field of complex systems. (more…)