Universität Wien FIND

300381 UE Micro-Computer Tomography and the use of volume data (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 16 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 03.03. 13:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum
Thursday 07.05. 10:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum S1 Vienna Micro-CT Lab, Althanstraße 12-14
Friday 08.05. 10:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum S1 Vienna Micro-CT Lab, Althanstraße 12-14


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lab course conveys the necessary knowledge to understand the technology of micro-computed tomography for high-resolution digitisation (1-100 µm) of three-dimensional objects and to carry out own measurements using the department's own facility. Furthermore, students will be able to process raw data, to segment objects of interest, to render 3D-reconstructions, and to measure landmarks.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written test and continuous participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Operation of the micro-CT scanner and handling of volume data incl. measuring profiles and histograms, segmentation, location of landmarks, import & export of data

Examination topics

Introductory presentation, exercises in scanning with the micro-CT, further processing of scanned data, exercises with other 3D data in different software (DigiCT, imageJ, MRIcron, Amira, Landmark)

Reading list

Weber, G.W. & Bookstein, F. L. (2011) Virtual Anthropology - an introduction to a new interdisciplinary field. Wien: Springer Verlag.

Association in the course directory


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