Supporting data for "Laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography: a user guideline for biological samples"
Dataset type: Imaging
Data released on April 05, 2017
Laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is a fast growing method in scientific research applications that allows for non-destructive imaging of morphological structures. This paper provides an easily operated "how-to" guide for new potential users and describes the various steps required for successful planning of research projects that involve micro-CT. Background information on micro-CT is provided, followed by relevant set-up, scanning, reconstructing and visualization methods and considerations. Throughout the guide, a Jackson's chameleon specimen which was scanned at different settings is used as an example. The ultimate aim of the paper is make new users familiar with the concepts and applications of micro-CT in an attempt to promote its use in future scientific studies.
Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):
Du Plessis, A., Broeckhoven, C., Guelpa, A., & le Roux, S. G. (2017). Laboratory x-ray micro-computed tomography: a user guideline for biological samples. GigaScience, 6(6). doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix027
Accessions (data included in GigaDB):
|Sample ID||Taxonomic ID||Common Name||Genbank Name||Scientific Name||Sample Attributes|
|three-horned chameleon specimen||116114||Trioceros jacksonii|| Description:A preserved three-horned chameleon spe...|
... Description:A preserved three-horned chameleon specimen was taken out of its preservation jar and dried out at ambient conditions for a few hours prior to being mounted on florist foam fixed on top of a cardboard tube
Sample contact:Stellenbosch University; P. le Fras N. Mouton; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample storage duration:unknown
Sample storage location:Ellerman Collection
Sample storage temperature:21
Experiment type:CT scan
Alternative names:Jackson’s chameleon, three-horned chameleon