- System used: CT 300 performance
- Measurement software: Volex/Volume Graphics
- Target power: 8 Watts
The first-rate flexibility of CT
Can a computerised tomography (CT) scan be used to analyse a wasp’s nest? This most unusual of requests required us to measure the dimensions of the cells in a wasp’s nest. Our CT 300 Microfocus computerised tomography device makes it possible to do just that. It scans even the finest material structures and lowest-density materials, making it the ideal candidate to produce a highly precise, error-free and non-destructive recording of the cells in the nest.
In order to capture all of the details as cleanly as possible and to avoid “blowing away” the delicate structures, we chose to use a detector resolution of 4,000 pixels and x-rayed our subject with a target power of eight watts. The high quality of the data meant that we almost didn’t need to retouch the reconstructed file. After reconstructing the surface, we set straight to work on the geometric analysis. The result: our CT 300 Microfocus successfully analysed even the least dense materials.