Research

The Centre for X-ray Tomography (UGCT)  is a UGent Expertise Centre which performs research on and with the X-ray micro-CT technique . UGCT also acts as a user facility that offers the use of X-ray CT to researchers of many scientific domains in their research. It was founded in 2006 and is one of the few CT centers in the world that cover the complete CT workflow: physics and instrumentation, data reconstruction and data analysis.

UGCT performs research on laboratory based very high resolution X-ray tomography and its applications, covering the complete imaging chain. This includes CT scanner development, simulation of the imaging chain, the study of novel imaging techniques, developing tomographic reconstruction methods (including iterative reconstruction techniques and GPU-based code) and 3D image analysis methods. The developed hardware and methodology is within UGCT being used for geological and wood technology research. 

As a user facility,  UGCT offers external research groups and companies access to its unique combination of state-of-the-art in-house developed high-resolution X-ray CT systems and its CT expertise. The flexibility of the systems and the knowledge of the researchers involved allows to perform challenging experiments in various research fields, continuously pushing the limits of what is currently possible with CT.

Curious about what we can do? We've posted some examples of our CT-scans and their results.