NeoScan Software

Neoscan microCT systems are supplied with an in-house developed all-in-one software tool for intuitive scanner control and processing data. From acquisition of a full series of 2D projection images, reconstruction into a 3D volume, to visualization and inspection of this volume in 2D and 3D, the software bundles all complementary steps from sample to result.

The Neoscan software package includes an intuitive user interface, which will guide you through your straightforward workflow, allowing to use it instantly. All final and intermediate results are stored in conventional file formats and can be imported to any other software.

Launch your scan efficiently, simply follow the ribbon & walk through our software suite from acquisition to visualisation!

Starting from the left, establish communication with your scanner, open specimen chamber and install an object. Next, start the X-ray source with a manual or automatic selection of energies and filtering optimal for your object. Now simply launch your scan! Manually choose a file name, data location and scan settings, or scan automatically to subfolders with incremental index for studies of multiple samples using identical settings.

After completion of the scan, move on to the next tab in the ribbon for reconstruction of your projection data to virtual slices through the object. Reconstruct a single slice, multiple or all slices and save to disk for further exploring all features inside your 3D volume non-destructively.

If necessary, optimize a wide range of reconstruction parameters such as misalignment, beam hardening correction, smoothing and many more… The reconstruction procedure can merge several partial scans to a single reconstructed volume for long and wide objects and reconstruct scans of objects larger then the camera field of view. All results are saved as a set of slices in 16 bit or 8 bit TIFF, BMP, JPEG or PNG formats.

Visualisation of the internal parts of your objects can be done either slice-by-slice or by 3 orthogonal virtual slices crossing at any selected point in the reconstructed volume.

The integrated volume rendering creates a realistic 3D visualization of the external and internal microarchitecture of your scanned object. Define appropriate density-to-color and transparency transfer functions for materials inside your object. The illuminating option adds realistic light reflections and  scattering with full control over the light direction and color.

Virtually cut samples to reveal the internal microstructure of the object and create your movies with a flight around and inside your object in just a few clicks! Each click defines a key point in the flight trajectory.  The software will automatically interpolate all color / light / transparency parameters between the key frames including the viewing point, viewing direction,  camera viewing angle, etc. The final movie will be saved as an efficiently compressed MP4 file.


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