We spent a whole day at BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) in Berlin and also gave a lecture on advanced reconstruction methods in which the focus was Statistical Inversion. The colloquium was held in the Ludwig-Erhard Hall in BAM’s headquarters. BAM’s history stretches back to 1871. The selection of Computer Tomography (CT) devices on display was fascinating: a total of 26 units with the largest able to make measurements through more than a metre of steel and the smallest used to study insects.
The Eigenor lecture presented application areas and the company, and since most of the colloquium participants were experts in reconstruction methods, included an in-depth explanation of Statistical Inversion methods.
It is very clear that Eigenor technology offers major benefits in certain measurement situations: limited angles, a low number of projections or when the measurement data acquired is noisy (as in real life). For non-destructive testing (NDT) in the pipe tomography sector, the use of Statistical Inversion methods allows on-site X-ray tomography of pipes and pipe components, something which is not possible with traditional reconstruction methods.
I’m confident that our co-operation with BAM will continue – someone from the Eigenor R&D team will perhaps spend a month or so in BAM doing research with their brilliant NDT team.
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