Tag Archives: 3D imaging

Bruker Announces Acquisition of SkyScan

Bruker Announces Acquisition of SkyScan, a Leading Provider of Micro-CT Systems for 3D X-Ray Imaging in Materials Research and Preclinical Studies.

Source: http://www.bruker.com/pr120402.html

ANTWERP, Belgium  –  April 2, 2012  –  Bruker Corporation today announced that it has acquired all of the shares of SkyScan N.V., a scientific instruments company located near Antwerp, Belgium.  Financial details were not disclosed.  For the remainder for 2012, the acquisition of SkyScan is expected to add approximately $13 million to Bruker’s revenue and to be accretive to EPS by about $0.01.  SkyScan’s revenue is derived approximately 50% from materials science and 50% from life science and preclinical imaging applications.

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1st International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures, July 1-5, 2013, Ghent

The 1st International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures will bring together an international group of scientists to discuss a broad range of issues related to the use of computed tomography in materials and structures and all its related topics.

The main focus of this conference will be:

  • X-ray and neutron tomography acquisition hardware, software and set-ups:
  • Advances in reconstruction algorithms:
  • 3D image analysis
  • Applications of recent advances in CT imaging

The Conference format will consist of keynote talks, oral presentations, poster presentations and demo/workshops. Abstracts should be submitted by December 17th, 2012.

Additional information can be obtained on the conference website http://www.ictms.ugent.be

The microCT world community map

Find out who’s doing what in microCT, or let the world know what you do!

There is now a dedicated microCT world community map page on the blog! Check it out to navigate through the microCT community. You’ll find scanner manufacturers, service providers, research labs, and more. Please, consider this as a living document that will take some time to be populated. If you are a professional who wants to be listed on the map, drop a comment on the dedicated page. Only companies / institutes / individuals who explicitly ask to be listed on the map will be included.

I hope you’ll find the map a useful tool and would be happy to receive any suggestion you may have.

Enrico

Trabecular Thickness (Tb.Th), Trabecular Spacing (Tb.Sp), Trabecular Number (Tb.N)

This post is part of a tutorial series on morphometric indices. You may also be interested in Bone Volume Density (BV/TV) – Light Version, Choose The Right Volume Of Interest – Light Version and The surface of an object. Bone surface (BS) and specific bone surface (BS/BV) posts.

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The surface of an object. Bone surface (BS) and specific bone surface (BS/BV)

This post is part of a tutorial series on morphometric indices. You may also be interested in Bone Volume Density (BV/TV) – Light Version and Choose The Right Volume Of Interest – Light Version posts.

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The costs of a microCT scan

MicroCT is a very powerful technology, though it does not come for free.

When running a project, either in academic or industry settings, we are always faced with budget restrictions. The challenge is getting the most out of the money we invest.

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Choose the right Volume Of Interest – Light version


Brothers Mario and Luigi are at the restaurant and both order a glass of water. The waiter serves Mario a full glass, whereas poor Luigi only gets it half full. “hey, waiter!” Luigi starts complaining…until the garçon makes him innocently notice that his glass is double as big as Mario’s one, and that he poured the exact same quantity of water into the two glasses. Happy and reassured, Mario and Luigi continue talking about their fantastic adventures…

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