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Three-Dimensional Analysis of High-Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography Data with Morpho+

  • Loes Brabant (a1), Jelle Vlassenbroeck (a2), Yoni De Witte (a1), Veerle Cnudde (a3), Matthieu N. Boone (a1), Jan Dewanckele (a3) and Luc Van Hoorebeke (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1431927610094389
  • Published online: 31 January 2011
Abstract
Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) analysis is an essential tool to obtain quantitative results from 3D datasets. Considerable progress has been made in 3D imaging techniques, resulting in a growing need for more flexible, complete analysis packages containing advanced algorithms. At the Centre for X-ray Tomography of the Ghent University (UGCT), research is being done on the improvement of both hardware and software for high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT). UGCT collaborates with research groups from different disciplines, each having specific needs. To meet these requirements the analysis software package, Morpho+, was developed in-house. Morpho+ contains an extensive set of high-performance 3D operations to obtain object segmentation, separation, and parameterization (orientation, maximum opening, equivalent diameter, sphericity, connectivity, etc.), or to extract a 3D geometrical representation (surface mesh or skeleton) for further modeling. These algorithms have a relatively short processing time when analyzing large datasets. Additionally, Morpho+ is equipped with an interactive and intuitive user interface in which the results are visualized. The package allows scientists from various fields to obtain the necessary quantitative results when applying high-resolution X-ray CT as a research tool to the nondestructive investigation of the microstructure of materials.

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