The 4th annual meeting addressing hard and soft tissue imaging, understanding materials in 3D, recent advances in hardware and software, and a broad range of applications in tomography. This international meeting consisted of keynote speakers, student talks, student poster presentations and an image competition. The meeting provided opportunities for open discussions, networking with researchers and commercial industry as well as a platform to engage in collaborations.
We are pleased to announce that there will now be a joint RMS | ToScA membership available. You can register for the 2016 meeting and apply for this membership at the same time. Joint RMS | ToScA membership gives you all the benefits of RMS membership with the additional benefits of a 10% discount on the ToScA meeting registration fees, being able to apply for ToScA bursaries and being able to attend the ToScA workshops for free.
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Registration for ToScA closed on Friday 26 August.
Registration fees were as follows:
Standard Delegate £190
Pre-Conference Workshops: £50 each
Standard Registration + RMS | ToScA membership £270*
Student Registration + RMS | ToScA membership £180*
*Once you have completed your registration to attend ToScA 2016, you will be sent further details on completing your membership application.
Workshops at ToScA
Pre- conference workshops will be held on 5th September 2016 at the University of Bath in Building 4 East, level 2, room 32.a and will cover Avizo, VGStudio Max and Drishti.
FEI Pore network modelling using Avizo (09:00-11:30)
VGStudio MAX 3.0 (12:00 - 14:30)
Drishti/Prayog (15:00 - 17:30)
The topics for the workshops will be as follows:
- Drishti - Drishti is an exploration and presentation tool for volumetric datasets. Access it here.
This workshop will cover recent developments in Drishti Paint - a manual segmentation tool. Drishti Paint offers techniques such as livewire, graphcut and fiber tracking for manual segmentation of data. 3D Viewer provides users with a 3D painting facility to aid and visualise segmentation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own datasets to try out the techniques.
- VGStudio MAX 3.0 - Workshop
This workshop will introduce CT data analysis and visualisation using VGStudio MAX. VG will present selected features of special interest for the scientific community for precise and fast analysis of voxel data:
•quantitative analysis options
•advanced visualization techniques
VGStudio MAX enables the effective extraction of information from data sets. During the workshop, you can use data provided by VG or your own tomography data, which may be acquired by laboratory X-ray CT, a synchrotron, with neutrons or another source. VG experts will be on-site to answer questions.
- Avizo - Workshop
Pore network modelling using Avizo
Participants will be offered the chance to try a new series of features for extending analyses performed on porous materials.
Avizo currently offers advanced quantification features for computing volumes on each porosity individually, including surfaces, shape characteristics, orientations, distance to the surface of the object, and distance to the nearest neighbour.
The software’s new features allow the study of the porous network as a whole. This extension simplifies the representation of the pores and the pore throats in the network. It enables filtering of the pores based on various criteria, along with the computation of measures such as permeability or tortuosity. During the workshop, participants will use Avizo to perform a full analysis of porous material.
- 09:00 Registration
- 09:30 Welcome & Introduction - Farah Ahmed, Chair and Manuchehr Soleimani, Co-Chair
Session 1: CT in Industry
Title TBC - Adam Truman, GSK
- 10:20 Improved CT data quality - Andrew Ramsey, Nikon
- 10:40 Title TBC - Cedric Dubois, Nestle
- 11:00 Title TBC - Nick Hansell. Dyson
- 11:20 Tea Break
Session2: Complimentary Technologies & Future Advances
From physics to medical applications - Manjit Dosanjh, CERN
- 12:15 Recent Advances in Edge Illumination X-ray Phase Contrast Computed Tomograhy - Anna Zamir, UCL
- 12:30 Recent developments of combined imaging and diffraction techniques at ISIS - Genoveva Burca, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
- 12:45 High aspect ratio helical micro X-ray CT in materials science - Bart Winiarski, FEI
- 13:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Group Photo
Session 3: Data
Title TBC - Mike McCarthy, NPL
- 14:30 Seeing more in pictures - a mathematical perspective - Carola Schönlieb, University of Cambridge
- 15:00 Hierarchical Regions for fast biomedical volume segmentation - Imanol Luengo, University of Nottingham
- 15:15 Using Savu to analyse the temporal evolution of corrosion in Al and Mg samples - Mark Basham, Diamond Light Source
- 15:30 Tea Break and Exhibition
Session 4: Engaging the Public
DigiMorph.org: Past, Present & Future - Jessie Maisano, University of Texas
- 16:05 A Novel way to look at Voxel Data - Graham Davis, Queen Mary University London
- 16:25 Maximising the scientific and educational utility of natural history collections through computed tomography - Edward Stanley, Florida Museum of Natural History
- 16:40 Lightning Talks
- 17:15 Panel Discussion
- 18:00 End of Day 1
Session 5: Materials Science
Title TBC - Cornelia Vacar, FEI
- 09:30 Multimodal Chemical Imaging of Catalysts Under Operating Conditions - Stephen Price, Diamond Light Source
- 09:45 Tomviz: Open Source, Scalable Platform for Reproducible Materials Tomography - Marcus Hanwell, Kitware
- 10:00 3D imaging of white etching cracks (WECs) in bearing steels - Matthew Curd, University of Manchester
- 10:15 Rich and non-abelian tomography: strain and magnetic fields - William Lionheart, University of Manchester
- 10:30 Tea Break
Session 6: Bioengineering & Life Sciences
3D X-ray Microscopy in Life Sciences - Leah Lavery, Zeiss
- 11:30 Venomous snake fangs: micro-structural analysis by 3D micro and nano tomography and FE Modelling - Anton du Plessis, Stellenbosch University
- 11:45 Diversity of skin denticles in fossil and extant rays and the origins of vertebrate dentitions - Zerina Johanson, Natural History Museum
- 12:00 Imaging the last impression of an ancient eye - Gavin Taylor, Lund University
- 12:15 Lunch and Exhibition
Session 7: Earth & Space
Title TBC - Gerhard Prenner, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- 13:45 Title TBC -Amin Garbout, Natural History Museum
- 14:00 Mobilising multi-phase magmas: Strain localization during flow of non-Newtonian suspensions - Kate Dobson, Durham University
- 14:15 Tea Break and Exhibition
Session 8: Medical Applications
Title TBC - Mark Williams, Warwick University
- 15:15 use of tomographic imaging and 3D image processing to characterise the articulation geometry of the natural talocrural (ankle) joint - VN Wijayathunga, University of Leeds
- 15:30 Applying Tomography to Learning and Memory in Bees - Mark Greco, Charles Sturt University
- 15:45 Golden lotus: Adaptation of trabecular bone of the human foot to altered function - Natalie Reznikov, Imperial College London
- 16:00 Final remarks and Meeting Close
Dr Farah Ahmed
Dr Farah Ahmed is the founder and President of ToScA International. Farah holds the position of Senior consultant at Exponent International, and Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum, London UK. After completing her PhD from the school of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Farah established a consultancy specialising in data analysis. Farah went on to join the Natural History Museum, where she progressed to Head of Imaging. More recently, Farah joined Exponent International as a senior consultant, focusing on Non-destructive Imaging techniques relevant to the industry sector.
Dr Manuchehr Soleimani
University of Bath
Dr Jessie Maisano
ToScA North America Chair
University of Texas
Dr. Jessie Maisano is a research scientist at the University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility (UTCT) in Austin. She received her BA in geology at Kent State University in 1994 and her PhD in vertebrate paleontology at Yale University in 2000. She then moved to the University of Texas as a postdoc on the then-nascent Digital Library of Morphology (DigiMorph.org). Jessie held a subsequent postdoctoral position on the Deep Scaly project (Assembling the Tree of Life) before being hired as full-time staff by UTCT, where she is now facility manager. She is also the primary operator of UTCT’s Zeiss MicroXCT-400 and caretaker of DigiMorph.org. Jessie’s main research interests lie in squamate (lizards, snakes, amphisbaenians) osteology as revealed by CT, especially cranial anatomy and ‘extraskeletal’ systems such as osteoderms. However, her collaborations via UTCT have resulted in publications on topics as diverse as carbon sequestration, diamond formation, and Ediacaran fauna.
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Dr Michael McCarthy
National Physics Laboratory
Carola Bibiane Schönlieb
University of Cambridge
Prof Mark Williams
University of Warwick
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