Image Visualisation & Data Analysis

Micro-CT image

The Unit has a range of software packages that can be used for the visualisation and analysis of both images and data collected from its instrumentation. This is an area that is being actively expanded.

Specialists:

Image Analysis

Analysis of starch grains in Axiovision Image Analysis software

The Unit has several image analysis packages eg Soft Imaging Systems analySIS, Zeiss KS-400, Zeiss Axiovision. Most digital images can be imported into these systems where routine and complex measurements can be performed.

Example image:
Analysis of starch grains in Axiovision Image Analysis software.

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. Stunning 3-D visualisations and movies as well as 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); SPM (SPIP) and XRD data.