Micro Photonics Inc.

Bruker Micro-CT Training Sessions in Belgium

Bruker-microCT has developed a training platform for new and experienced users. It offers a combination of both system and software training and will cover three major topics: image acquisition, image reconstruction and data analysis. These 5-day courses will be held three times per year at Bruker-microCT head quarters, Belgium. The goal is to combine the basic theoretical background of micro CT with as much hands-on experience as possible.

Participants will be asked to test different scan settings, learn the impact of changes in e.g. voltage, filter, rotation, and reconstruct projection images and deal with artifacts such as beam hardening and ring artifacts. Using a variety of datasets, coming from both biological as well as material science, numerous parameters such as analyzing density, measuring porosity and calculating morphometric parameters will be discussed and practiced. A dedicated session will deal on how to automate these analyses and applying them to your specific sample.

This course is ideal for people who want to get the most out of their system and software! In depth hands-on training in small groups ensures a high level of interaction between the trainers and the participants, maximizing your learning curve!

Schedule for  training courses:
    20 - 24 October 201
     9 - 13 February 2015
    18 - 22 May 2015
    14 - 18 September 2015
    23 - 27 November 2015
 
  Day 1   
     morning      
Essential micro-CT & steps in micro-CT imaging;
First scan
Theory
Hands on
afternoon
Special scanning modes
Theory
Hands on
Day 2
morning
Optimizing scanner settings
Theory
afternoon
Reconstruction with NRecon
DataViewer
      Hands on      
Day 3
morning
Special reconstruction modes;
Summary and exercise
Hands on
afternoon
software: CTAn part I: raw image, MIP and ROI
Hands on
Day 4
morning
Software: CTAn part II: threshold and density calibration
Theory
Hands on
afternoon
Software:    CTAn part III: morphometric analysis
                   CTVol: 3D models
Hands on
Day 5
morning
Summary and exercise
Software: CTAn part IV: automated processes
Hands on
afternoon
Analyzing your own sample
Questions – open session
Hands on