Image Visualisation & Data Analysis

Micro-CT image

SMM has a range of software packages and high-end computer workstations that can be accessed by users for the visualisation and analysis of their data. We provide users with training to process their data independently, or alternatively a fee-for-service analysis is available.

Our cutting edge expertise and capabilities in data processing can make the difference between a good paper and a great paper once your microscope session is complete.


3-D Visualisation

3-D image of a beetle taken in the Micro-CT

3-D datasets collected from some of the Unit's instruments, eg Micro-CT and confocal microscopes, can be visualised in volume-rendering software such as iMod or Avizo. Stunning 3-D visualisations and movies as well as complex 3D measurements are possible.

Example image:
3-D image of a beetle taken in the Micro-CT.

Offline processing of SPM, Atom Probe, XRD data

Atom probe reconstruction

Data and images collected on most of the instruments within the Unit can be processed offline. General image processing and data analysis software is available, eg Adobe Photoshop, SAS JMP etc as well as dedicated software for Atom Probe (IVAS, PoSAP), Aztec/Inca (EBSD,EDS), SPM (SPIP) and XRD data (TOPAS, PD4+).