Hounsfield Facility: 3D X-ray imaging
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The roots of a maize plant inside a soil column were imaged and then seperated from the soil using an advanced image analysis technique.

[22 microns]

Paracetamol capsule scanned to reveal particulate components.

[8 microns]


Maize plant was imaged at different points during its life cycle.  The roots, stem and leaves were seperated and rendered using advanced image processing.

[20 microns]

A high resolution scan of a chocolate biscuit to reveal porosity.

[15 microns]

Wires non-destructively segmented from a 50 mm diameter reinforced concrete core.

[100 microns]

An arabidopsis leaf.

[7 microns] 

A 3D visualisation of the distribution of water in soil from microCT data.

[8 microns]

A high resolution scan of a femol head showing the bone's porosity.

[50 microns]

A column of zero tilled field structured soil. MicroCT reveals an interconnected structure of bio-pores that influence the hydraulic behaviour of the soil

[50 microns]

Poppy seed pod non-destructively sectioned to show the seeds inside.

[50 microns]

A microCT scan of amber to reveal a fossilized flying insect.

[24 microns]

A 15mm x 15 mm cube of a syntactic foam material.  Polymer (yellow) / ceramic beads (white).

[6 microns]

A 3D animation of a cockroach revealing it's internal organs.

[30 microns]



Hounsfield Facility

The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington
Loughborough, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 1159 516786
email: craig.sturrock@nottingham.ac.uk