Ghent: City of Digital Industrial Radiography and Computed Tomography

The long waited week in Ghent was finally at hand. Me and my colleague travelled to this lovely city for the whole last week. The DIR2015 symposium took place in beautiful university building, Het Pand (picture below).

Het Pand


There were dozens of oral presentations and we had our spot on Tuesday. We have developed our X-ray tomography reconstruction software and focused for the most challenging cases. In Ghent our presentation demonstrated how good reconstructions you can achieve with only a limited number of projections using advanced software of ours from real X-ray measurements. Afterwards when I spoke with the audience, somebody told me that he wouldn’t have believed this before he saw the presentation. The immediate benefit is the ability to scan faster, because one needs less projections for reconstruction. This is something that industrial sector is constantly seeking.

During the evenings you could enjoy the wonderful city. In Ghent you can easily reach every place just by walking and you have magnificent sights in every block. Furthermore, people were very nice and hospitable. Being bit of a food enthusiast, I must say that the Belgium delicacies and beverages are very high on my list after the trip.

The symposium was great, already waiting the next conference, DIR2019. Luckily, the organisers behind the arrangements informed that there will be similar conference in two years. The symposium was great place to meet industry personnel and researchers from all over the world. So, many thanks to the organisers for this wonderful event and the possibility to present our results.

Max Salmi
Vice President, Technology