μ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

CT image of a mouse's skull

A centre for computed tomography serving the Biomedical, Engineering, Environmental and Archeological sciences

A dedicated centre for computed tomography (CT) at Southampton, providing complete support for 3D imaging science, serving Engineering, Biomedical, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences. The centre encompasses five complementary scanning systems supporting a wide range of sample sizes (imaged volumes up to 1.5 x 1 x 1m) and resolution (down to ~200nm). Both academic and industrial consultancy services are provided. See our brochure for further particulars.

Charges: Please note that charges will apply from 2012 - Research Council FEC rates are listed here. In the interest of stimulating and supporting novel and exploratory projects, we now offer annual licences to Southampton-based researchers only. Please consult Wiki for further particulars. Proposal writers in particular are strongly advised to contact the Centre to establish reasonable beamtime requirements for specific experiments.

October 2012 mini-workshop for NOCS researchers: μ-VIS Centre mini-workshop on 2applications of X-ray tomography & image analysis will be held for the National Oceanography Centre researchers on the 25th of October 2012. Please see workshop flyer for further particulars (internal or VPN access only). Workshop materials are available on Wiki (internal or VPN access only).

February 2012 mini-workshop for FEE researchers: μ-VIS Centre mini-workshop on applications of X-ray tomography & image analysis was held for the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment researchers on the 27th of February 2012. Workshop presentations are now available for download from the µ-VIS Wiki.

December 2011 mini-workshop for NOCS researchers: μ-VIS Centre mini-workshop on applications of X-ray tomography & image analysis was held for the National Oceanography Centre researchers on the 6th of December 2011. Workshop presentations are now available for download from the µ-VIS Wiki.

September 2011 workshop: μ-VIS Centre workshop on X-ray tomography & image analysis was held on the 16th of September 2011. It was attended by more than 50 researchers from academia and industry. Workshop presentations are now available for download from the µ-VIS Wiki.

Proposal writers

Proposal writers

Trial scans for proposal submission are prioritised and free.

CT system status

CT system status

Find out more about the current status of our CT equipment

Sir David Attenborough and Dr M. N. Mavrogordato.

Sir David Attenborough and Dr M. N. Mavrogordato.

Sir David Attenborough and Dr M. N. Mavrogordato at the Dorset Pliosaur unveiling.

3D rendering of fatigue damage

3D rendering of fatigue damage

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