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Three-dimensional analysis of high-resolution X-ray computed tomography data with Morpho+

Loes Brabant (UGent), Jelle Vlassenbroeck (UGent), Yoni De Witte (UGent), Veerle Cnudde (UGent), Matthieu Boone (UGent), Jan Dewanckele (UGent) and Luc Van Hoorebeke (UGent)
(2011) MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS. 17(2). p.252-263
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Three-dimensional (3D) analysis is an essential tool to obtain quantitative results from 3D datasets. Considerable progress has been made in 3D imaging techniques, resulting in a growing need for more flexible, complete analysis packages containing advanced algorithms. At the Centre for X-ray Tomography of the Ghent University (UGCT), research is being done on the improvement of both hardware and software for high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT). UGCT collaborates with research groups from different disciplines, each having specific needs. To meet these requirements the analysis software package, Morpho+, was developed in-house. Morpho + contains an extensive set of high-performance 3D operations to obtain object segmentation, separation, and parameterization (orientation, maximum opening, equivalent diameter, sphericity, connectivity, etc.), or to extract a 3D geometrical representation (surface mesh or skeleton) for further modeling. These algorithms have a relatively short processing time when analyzing large datasets. Additionally, Morpho+ is equipped with an interactive and intuitive user interface in which the results are visualized. The package allows scientists from various fields to obtain the necessary quantitative results when applying high-resolution X-ray CT as a research tool to the nondestructive investigation of the microstructure of materials.
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image analysis, X-ray computed tomography (CT), high resolution, 3D analysis, 3D parameters, Morpho+, imaging, IMAGES, DIMENSIONS, VISUALIZATION, SPACES, POROUS-MEDIA, QUANTITATIVE-ANALYSIS

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Brabant, Loes, Jelle Vlassenbroeck, Yoni De Witte, Veerle Cnudde, Matthieu Boone, Jan Dewanckele, and Luc Van Hoorebeke. 2011. “Three-dimensional Analysis of High-resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Data with Morpho+.” Microscopy and Microanalysis 17 (2): 252–263.
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Brabant, L., Vlassenbroeck, J., De Witte, Y., Cnudde, V., Boone, M., Dewanckele, J., & Van Hoorebeke, L. (2011). Three-dimensional analysis of high-resolution X-ray computed tomography data with Morpho+. MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS, 17(2), 252–263.
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Brabant L, Vlassenbroeck J, De Witte Y, Cnudde V, Boone M, Dewanckele J, et al. Three-dimensional analysis of high-resolution X-ray computed tomography data with Morpho+. MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS. 2011;17(2):252–63.
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Brabant, Loes, Jelle Vlassenbroeck, Yoni De Witte, et al. “Three-dimensional Analysis of High-resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Data with Morpho+.” MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS 17.2 (2011): 252–263. Print.
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  abstract     = {Three-dimensional (3D) analysis is an essential tool to obtain quantitative results from 3D datasets. Considerable progress has been made in 3D imaging techniques, resulting in a growing need for more flexible, complete analysis packages containing advanced algorithms. At the Centre for X-ray Tomography of the Ghent University (UGCT), research is being done on the improvement of both hardware and software for high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT). UGCT collaborates with research groups from different disciplines, each having specific needs. To meet these requirements the analysis software package, Morpho+, was developed in-house. Morpho + contains an extensive set of high-performance 3D operations to obtain object segmentation, separation, and parameterization (orientation, maximum opening, equivalent diameter, sphericity, connectivity, etc.), or to extract a 3D geometrical representation (surface mesh or skeleton) for further modeling. These algorithms have a relatively short processing time when analyzing large datasets. Additionally, Morpho+ is equipped with an interactive and intuitive user interface in which the results are visualized. The package allows scientists from various fields to obtain the necessary quantitative results when applying high-resolution X-ray CT as a research tool to the nondestructive investigation of the microstructure of materials.},
  author       = {Brabant, Loes and Vlassenbroeck, Jelle and De Witte, Yoni and Cnudde, Veerle and Boone, Matthieu and Dewanckele, Jan and Van Hoorebeke, Luc},
  issn         = {1431-9276},
  journal      = {MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS},
  keyword      = {image analysis,X-ray computed tomography (CT),high resolution,3D analysis,3D parameters,Morpho+,imaging,IMAGES,DIMENSIONS,VISUALIZATION,SPACES,POROUS-MEDIA,QUANTITATIVE-ANALYSIS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {252--263},
  title        = {Three-dimensional analysis of high-resolution X-ray computed tomography data with Morpho+},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1431927610094389},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2011},
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