The course gives a practical introduction to microfocus X-ray tomography (CT scanning) and post-processing of volume data, as used in zoology, botany, paleontology, geology and archaeology.
A Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST instrument at the Natural History Museum in Oslo will be available to participants throughout the course. This flexible instrument can scan objects from about 2 mm to 20 cm across, with densities ranging from soft tissues to rocks, allowing demonstration of a range of applications and scanning parameters.
Visualization and post-processing of data will be based on the advanced software Avizo, available at most major research institutions.
We will also give a short overview to data analysis methods such as volumetric and texture analysis and geometric morphometrics.
Course instructor will be Dr. Øyvind Hammer at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. He has worked with microfocus X-ray tomography for many years and has produced many thousand scans for a wide variety of scientific applications. He has a background in computer science, physics and palaeontology. Dr Anna Nele Herdina will cover the use of contrasting agents (DiceCT).
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
Furthermore, a 20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Organizations with discount). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).
Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the fee.