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Hands-on tomography course where you bring along your own sample for measurement

This is a practical session in using either Lab X-ray tomography or X -ray tomography at ESRF - where you bring your sample for studying during the day.

Time: Tue 2023-12-12

Location: Grenoble

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Course aims

  • To prepare the best conditions of your experiment on your own material problem, with support of experts and simulation tools.
  • To realize data acquisition, reconstruction and data analysis of your sample.

Course plan

Session 1: Experiments

Preparing the experiment

  • Tomography conditions (Energy, pixel size, exposure time …)
  • Sample preparation

Performing the experiment

  • Sample positioning
  • Control tomography software
  • Running experiment

3D reconstruction of your sample

  • Center of rotation and motion correction
  • Ring artifacts removal
  • Beam hardening correction
  • Reconstruction

Session 2: Data analysis

Data analysis with Fiji and python

  • 2D qualitative inspection of the data
  • 3D data filtering and segmentation
  • 3D data quantitative analysis

Data visualisation

  • 3D visualisation tools
  • 3D rendering of data


Basic knowledge of tomography form this  online course.

Course organisers

For further information

Contact either Luc Salvo : or Pierre Lhuissier :

Registration and prerequisites

Before 15 November, register here so that the course organisers can work with you in defining your problem before the hands-on session in Grenoble This hands-on course is now full. People are still welcome to attend this  online course on 30 November. 

The course fee is waived. 

Participants need to organise and pay for their own accommodation, travel and food.


This course is undertaken as part of the MetaLSF project, which is co-financed by the project partners and the EIT RawMaterials, which is a body of the European Union.