University of Manchester

Developing new techniques

Our specialist staff are constantly exploring the potential of our instrumentation, collaborating with industrial partners and other universities to design new capabilities.

In-house software to process X-ray CT data is continually being developed by MXIF staff and as part of ongoing research projects. This software includes:

  • Reconstruction code for cone beam and parallel beam tomography
  • Improved ring artefact reduction
  • Region-of-interest tomography
  • Phase retrieval for phase contrast tomography, using a number of different algorithms (e.g. TIE, GS etc.)
  • Beam-hardening correction
  • Image alignment
  • Conversion between different file formats