Micro-CT image competition finalists

Take a look at the fascinating images short listed for the first international micro-CT image competition.

The competition was part of the Tomography for Scientific Advancement symposium held at the Museum and was sponsored by Nikon.

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Winner

A view into another world by Diva Amon

Showing the air gaps in a block of wood recovered from the deep sea, consisting of thick burrows formed by marine molluscs Xylophaga devouring wood on the sea floor and also thin burrows formed on land by beetles, before the wood reached the sea floor.

© Diva Amon
Elucidating the phases in the martian meteorite chassigny

Runner up

Elucidating the phases in the martian meteorite Chassigny by Natasha Almeida.

Revealing melt inclusions and different minerals of deep volcanic rock in the Chassigny Martian meterorite.

© Natasha Almeida
entering-the-world-for-the-first-time

Runner up

Entering the world for the first time by Frank Acquaah

A cross section of a human vertebrae to aid our understanding of how bone develops and grows.

© Frank Acquaah
Microct X-ray tomography of a garden slater

A garden slater or woodlouse by Erica Seccombe.

Revealing the internal anatomy of a Woodlouse through a falsely transparent  exoskeleton.

© Erica Seccombe
Digital reconstruction of a common buzzard

Digital reconstruction of a common buzzard by Stephan Lautenschlager.

Visualisation of the internal structures inside a Buzzard's head, including the brain, muscles and other soft tissue.

© Stephan Lautenschlager
Life reconstruction of Erlikosaurus

Life reconstruction of Erlikosaurus by Stephan Lautenschlager.

Reconstruction from a fossil to a virtual impression of Erlikosaurus, a genus of herbivorous theropod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Period.

© Stephan Lautenschlager
Breathing space, visualising extracellular air in Arabidopsis leaves.

Breathing space - visualising extracellular air in Arabidopsis leaves by Radoslaw Pajor.

Removing the cells of leaves to leave behind the air inside.

© Radoslaw Pajor
The neck motor system of the blowfly

The neck motor system of the blowfly by Peter Swart.

The intricate muscles in fly necks allow the eyes to remain in focus whilst the body is in motion.

© Peter Swart

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