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Avizo Courses for Spring 2017

Dates have been announced for tomography and 3D data images processing courses using Avizo for the next few months at the University of Manchester. The courses are run by the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility (MXIF) at the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, University of Manchester and are free to UoM researchers. External attendees are welcome to attend but there is a cost.

The introductory course introduces new users to laboratory X-ray Computed Tomography and is designed specifically to new users. It also teaches the user how to process X-ray CT data using the Avizo visualisation software. The course uses real X-ray CT data that will highlight the true problems faced when analysing large volumes. Users will be taught a work flow for analysing data in a methodical manner.

The advanced course introduces the user to the concepts of global and local thresholding methods, as well as the advantages of automated segmentation.

The course covers the current best practice methods in X-ray CT and the appropriate quantification methods. The course focus is on three dimensional analysis in Avizo and data partitioning. The second part of the course focuses on the visualisation of analysed results and production of videos to highlight information. The third and final section of the course then considers cursory look at measurement errors and then an in-depth look at the causes of data variation due to instrumentation, and how the later can be potentially be corrected for by advanced segmentation techniques.

For more information including dates please visit the Avizo course website.