X-ray mtomography application to life sciences


Paleontology, Geology and Antropology are evolving as new markets where preservation of the sample is critical.
Reconstruction of a Sepia cuttlebone

Structural elements – septal thickness, pillar spacing and chamber height in the range of 5 - 200 µm

Depending on the reproduction scale, the reduction in distortion for the total imaging chain (image intensifier, lenses and CCD) varied between 3% and 7 %. The detector was placed on a manually adjustable table with vertical and transversal positioning. Alternatively the transversal position of the detector could be adjusted using a computer controlled micrometric motorized stage.