Available student project - Intelligent 3D X-ray imaging, for improved analysis of complex 3D images.

Research fields

  • Theoretical Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Project details

X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a technique for non-destructive 3D imaging, that is used at the ANU to collect information about geological, biological, and paleontological samples. Elsewhere, the technique is used throughout medicine (CAT scans) and the material sciences.

The technique generates incredibly detailed images of complex 3D structures: a single 3D image may be up to 100GB. Analyzing this massive amount of data requires algorithms for the automated interpretation of 3D images, called "segmentation" algorithms. These algorithms make use of available a priori information to extract useful data from a 3D image.

Recent work suggests that it is possible to combine the generation and segmentation of the 3D image, allowing both parts of the process to benefit from a priori information, and improving overall accuracy. The student will attempt to develop and test such a method, improving the ability of the ANU micro-CT imaging facility to analyse samples of scientific interest. The project also has broader implications for the low-dose imaging of medical and biological samples.

Required background

Willingness to engage with mathematical, physical, and computational disciplines. Familiarity with python/c/c++ is a bonus.

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • Phd or Masters

Contact supervisor

Myers, Glenn profile
Postdoctoral Fellow
54690

Other supervisor(s)

Kingston, Andrew profile
Postdoctoral Fellow
50185
Sheppard, Adrian profile
Head of Department
58516

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