Computed tomography

Lily imaged using computed tomography (CT) scanning

Lily imaged using computed tomography (CT) scanning

A non-invasive and non-destructive technique that uses X-rays to create 3D models of the internal and external features of specimens.

More than 3,000 X-ray projections are taken over a 360° rotation. A greyscale 3D volume is created, where the grey level reflects the X-ray attenuation of the material being scanned.

Museum lead

Dr Vincent Fernandez, CT facility manager

Equipment