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The "Centre for X-ray Tomography" of the Ghent University (UGCT) is a research facility which performs research on the X-ray micro/nanotomography technique and its applications in a scientific context. UGCT is presently an interfacultary collaboration between three UGent research groups: the Radiation Physics research (Department of Physics and Astronomy), the Sedimentary Geology and Engineering Geology research group (Department of Geology and Soil Science) and the Laboratory of Wood Technology (Department Forest and Water Management).

The facility has developed and built several modular micro- and nanoCT scanners, develops the reconstruction software package Octopus and the 3D analysis software package Morpho+ and is the origin of two spin-off companies (inCT and X-Ray Engineering)

UGCT provides services for universities and research institutes in the context of joint research projects (both long-term and short-term). For more information, please contact us.


Refurbishment EMCT scanner


The Environmental Micro-CT scanner (EMCT) has been refurbished with a faster rotation motor. Scans at a frame rate of 12sec can now routinely be performed to allow for 3D time-lapse imaging, as can be seen in the animated image of an hourglass (note that the hourglass stops running after 2 min.)
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DIR2015 conference registration open


The registration for the International Symposium on Digital Industrial Radiology and Computed Tomography (DIR2015), to be held in Ghent June 22-25, 2015 and supported by UGCT, is now open.

Abstracts can be submitted until January, 19th, 2015.

For more information, please visit the conference website here


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