XRT Seminar: Non-invasive 3D images of plants, soils, food or small animals provide great opportunities for your research

X-ray tomography (XRT), like micro-computed tomography (μCT), is a technique to characterise in a non-destructive way the three-dimensional (3D) structures or morphology of all kinds of objects with internal differences in density like e.g., food products, plants, soil, animals, and the software can be used for interpreting scans, for instance., from humans. This offers research opportunities in the fields as, e.g., plant phenotyping and root growth, soil morphology, food structures, insects, fish, birds and small animals, material studies, product, meteorology and control.

Organised by Shared Research Facilities and Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

Thu 23 March 2017 12:00 to 13:30

Venue Impulse, building number 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
+31 317-482828

During a seminar organized by Shared Research Facilities and Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (WFBR) the opportunities 3D structures or morphology made with the XRT can offer your research will be explored. First, the XRT technology will be explained briefly by Remco Hamoen (WFBR) on the basis of a variety of research examples. Thereafter in three focus sessions (animal/human, food or soil/plants) possibilities will be explored with researchers from similar fields. Closing remarks and question time will end this seminar.

X-ray tomography

The XRT is suitable to measure the 3D structure with high spatial resolution of a broad range of product ranging from small (<mm-sized) low dense materials to large high dense (up to 40 cm, 50 kg) materials within minutes. It is therefore suitable for the enormous broad range of applications mentioned above.

Interested what the XRT can do for you? You are very welcome to attend this free seminar. Coffee and tea will be served, please bring your own lunch. Please register beforehand.


12.00-12.05      Introduction by Shared Research Facilities

12.05-12.30      XRT in a nutshell by Remco Hamoen (WFBR)

12.30-13.15      Focus sessions:

·        Animal/human

·        Food

·        Soil/plants

13.15–13.30      Closing remarks and questions