Computed Tomography Software: IX-Control CT
SIS offers in-house 2D and 3D computed tomography software. Our reconstruction processing engine is optimized for multi-core processors, efficient memory access and low cost graphics processing card.
iX-Control CT Features
3D CT Wizard
The 3D CT Wizard facility allows users to quickly set up and scan a component to obtain 3D CT data. The 3D CT Wizard is a software tool designed to lead the user through the entire sequence necessary for successful 3D CT data acquisition and reconstruction. On completion of the Wizard, repeat runs may be easily performed on the same sample to refine the acquisition and reconstruction parameters. If no changes are made, then acquisition and reconstruction can be started at the click of a button.
A separate 3D CT reconstruction tool is also provided. The main purpose for this tool is to refine the reconstruction of 3D CT slices from acquisition data already obtained using the 3D CT Wizard, to reconstruct comparable data obtained from other systems. Functions include the setup and editing of CT acquisition parameter files, volume definition (resolution, cut off radius, volume of interest), output data type selection, tools for determining the centre of rotation, inverse filter selection, and beam hardness correction, amongst others.
Our in-house CT reconstruction software library has been optimized to take advantage of the latest generation of Graphics Processor (GP) cards. The use of a single GP card has reduced the time to reconstruct a 2K x 2K x 2.5K dataset from over 150 minutes on our dual Xeon, quad core workstation to under six minutes. A 1K x 1K x 1.5K dataset reconstructs in less than 30 seconds.
Our CT software is capable of displaying 3D CT data a set of orthogonal 2D slices, in any of the frontal, saggital, or axial planes. However this software is not used for 3D views of the CT data. For 3D views and rendering IDRS supplies the award winning Volume Graphics VGStudio MAX. iX-Control CT automatically saves 2D and 3D CT data that is compatible with VGStudio MAX.