|We are able to scan objects of just a few millimetres in size (see ossicle of a fossil primate to the right) but also those with a diameter up to 250mm. The objects can also be substantially longer (up to 500mm) than the base area because we can produce spiral-scans (see violine to the right). The duration of a scan depends on the object’s properties because we have to tune the recording parameters (voltage, amperage, and exposition time) accordingly to achieve optimal quality. Important is particularly the density and the size of the object. In usual cases the scanning time ranges between 2 to 4 hours. Spiral scans require considerably more time, roughly between 6 to 12 hours.
Our VISCOM X8060 produces raw data in the form of TIFF-images. Typically, there are 1,440 single images, thus one X-ray image per quarter degree. Depending on the length of the object, for spiral scans there are 5,000-8,000 single images. We deliver these raw data, or on demand, also computed volume data. This reconstruction of slices (as you know them from medical scanners) is facilitated on an extremely powerful computer. The process takes between 1 to 8 hours. The time needed is depending on the data volume which is reconstructed. We can zoom into particuar regions and thus just produce slices for a Region of Interest (ROI). Resulting data files are more easily manageable because the full data set would be approx. 20GB in size which can exceed the limits of standard PCs. During this process we can also tune the resolution and adapt it to your needs.
For external scans we offer three options:
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