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EPSRC Reference: EP/M022498/1
Title: Tomographic Imaging
Principal Investigator: Withers, Regius Professor P
Other Investigators:
Soleimani, Professor M Lionheart, Professor WRB Lee, Professor P
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Department: Materials
Organisation: University of Manchester, The
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 September 2015 Ends: 31 August 2020 Value (£): 238,693
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Civil Engineering Materials Food structure/composition
Image & Vision Computing Materials Characterisation
Materials testing & eng.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Construction
Manufacturing Healthcare
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
24 Nov 2014 CCP Networking Call Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Computed Tomography (CT) is a powerful non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique for producing 2-D cross-sections and 3-D images of an object from a series of 2D projections (shadowgraphs).

Critical to the process is the computer algorithms that are able to pre-process and then reconstruct the 3D images from many (often over thousands) shadowgraphs. There are three critical steps to obtaining useful information from tomography i) the correction and calibration stage starting from initial image capture, ii) the reconstruction of a 3D image from these 2D projections and iii) the analysis and quantification of features in the 3D object.

While the techniques are rapidly growing in popularity, most users have fairly limited options when trying to recover the 3D image and are able to write only fairly primitive computer programs to extract key features from the images. The aim of this CCP is to establish a framework within which different reconstruction algorithms, artefact reduction codes, and image analysis procedures are made available to all.
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