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The best way to learn the latest CT techniques and how to apply them to your work is to talk to experts. Join us to meet experts in various CT fields and ask them questions.

Deep Learning Image Segmentation - Practical Knowhow

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 1 PM | CST

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Do you know how to use deep learning image segmentation to maximize its benefit? Are you using it the right way?

We will invite Dr. Mike Marsh, the Dragonfly Product Manager from Object Research Systems, and ask him questions to learn how to use deep learning the right way and get the most out of it.

Mike is an expert in scientific image analysis and in recent years and gave many talks about the applications of deep learning. Join us live to participate in the discussion and learn how you can improve your applications of deep learning image segmentation.

Co-presenters: Aya Takase & Angela Criswell | Host: Viral Vaghela

Questions we asked Mike

  1. What is deep learning?

  2. When should we use deep learning for image segmentation?

  3. Which one is more important when it comes to training data – Quantity or quality?

  4. How can we use a network trained on one dataset to segment another dataset from a similar sample?

  5. How should we evaluate the quality or accuracy of a trained network?

  6. When should we consider editing the network in Dragonfly?

  7. How can we build a workstation to achieve the best performance of Dragonfly deep learning tools?


Mike Marsh

Invited Expert

Mike Marsh, PhD | Dragonfly Product Manager @ Object Research Systems

Dr. Marsh earned his Ph.D. in Structural and Computational Biology from Baylor College of Medicine. He has worked in imaging technology and solutions, with an emphasis on 3D visualization and analysis, for over 20 years. His academic training was in biological sciences, but he has been tasked to develop other areas of expertise for commercial development, including materials sciences and geosciences. This expertise has led to contributed book chapters, review articles or invited talks spanning these multiple disciplines. His scientific imaging and image processing covers X-ray CT, TEM, SEM and SEM-related microanalysis. For the last seven years, Dr Marsh has worked as the Dragonfly Product Manager at Object Research Systems.

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Advancing Drug Development with High-resolution X-ray CT - Transformation of Decision Making with Digital Assets

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 1 PM | CDT

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Did you know you can quantify critical quality attributes from CT images? You can even simulate drug release using CT imaging data.

We will invite Joshua Lomeo, the Director of Application Science from DigiM Solution, and ask him questions to learn how you can advance  pharmaceutical product development with CT analyses.

Josh is an expert in microstructure image analysis and image-based simulations for the pharmaceutical industries and has conducted many joint research projects with major pharmaceutical companies. Join us live to participate in the discussion and learn how you can apply CT technology to pharmaceutical research and development.

Co-presenters:  Angela Criswell Aya Takase | Host: Viral Vaghela

Questions we asked Josh

  1. What types of products or samples can be investigated using CT?
  2. What development challenges can be addressed by CT?
  3. What is the typical design of an experiment when using CT data to support development?
  4. At what stage of development should we consider using CT?
  5. Are there ways that CT data can support regulatory filings?
  6. How do CT data and simulation support dissolution analysis?


Joshua Lomeo

Invited Expert

Joshua Lomeo | Director of Application Science @ DigiM Solution LLC

Joshua Lomeo earned his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Rochester, where his focus was on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials. Since joining DigiM in 2019, Josh has served as a project manager, providing critical support to pharmaceutical scientists through the lens of microstructure analysis. Working with clients, he has frequently published shared research in top ranking pharmaceutical journals. In his current role, he supports DigiM’s marketing and business development through the integration of their solutions with common pharmaceutical development challenges.

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Digital Rock Physics – When and How to Use It

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 1 PM | CDT

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Did you know Digital Rock Physics (DRP) can supplement and sometimes replace the expensive and time-consuming experiments required to guide the development and production of oil and gas reservoirs? You can save lots of time and money by applying DRP where applicable.

We will invite Dr. Arne Jacob, the Application Engineer specialized in DRP from Math2Market, and ask him questions to learn how you can use DRP and apply the results to decision-making processes involved in oil and gas reservoir development and production.

Arne is on the DRP team at Math2Market, providing his expertise in DRP and conducting joint research with their clients. Join us live to participate in the discussion and learn how you might be able to apply DRP in your field.

Co-presenters: Aya Takase & Angela Criswell | Host: Viral Vaghela

Questions we asked Arne

  1. Why do you need CT in the oil and gas industry?
  2. At what stage is CT used in the development and production process of oil and gas reservoirs?
  3. How do you scale the CT analysis results to guide decision-making applied to km-size reservoirs?
  4. When should we use digital rock physics and when should we use experiments?
  5. How do you correlate the simulation and experiments? 
  6. What are the challenges you see in applying digital rock physics to a practical decision-making process?
  7. What is the difference between regions that can produce oil effectively and the ones that can’t?
Arne Jacob

Invited Expert

Arne Jacob, PhD | Application Engineer – Digital Rock Physics @ Math2Market GmbH

Arne Jacob studied Geosciences at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, where he completed his PhD in 2021. During this time, he was responsible for interdisciplinary research projects for the measurement and evaluation of rock samples by x-ray and synchrotron computed tomography, as well as for the digital evaluation of FIB-SEM measurements. He developed digital methods for the determination of representative elementary volume and for the evaluation of the influence of clay minerals on permeability and porosity in reservoir rocks. He contributed to numerous publications on digital rock physics and served as a reviewer for specialized journals. He is currently employed as an application engineer at Math2Market GmbH, where he uses his expert knowledge to work on the further development of the GeoDict software.

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Filtration Simulation – How to Make the R&D Cycle More Efficient

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 1 PM | CDT

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Did you know we can simulate flow through filtration materials to analyze filter efficiency, filter clogging, and lifetime?

We will invite Dr. Philipp Eichheimer, the Application Engineer specialized in filtration from Math2Market, and ask him questions to learn how using CT can make the research and development process of filter materials more efficient by running simulations to identify effective filter characteristics.

Philipp is an expert of 3D numerical modeling of fluid flow in various porous media, including filters. Join us live to participate in the discussion and learn how you might be able to apply filtration simulations to your research.

Co-presenters: Angela Criswell Aya Takase | Host: Viral Vaghela

Questions we asked Philipp

  1. How is CT used in filtration applications and what are the benefits?
  2. What filter properties can you characterize using CT data and which are most important?
  3. What are the biggest challenges when using CT data to study filtration processes?
  4. How do you use CT data to model and design filters?
  5. How do you scale simulation results with media to complete filters?
  6. What is the optimization process for developing better filtration products?
Philipp Eichheimer

Invited Expert

Philipp Eichheimer, PhD | Application Engineer Filtration & Business Manager Filtration @ Math2Market GmbH

Philipp Eichheimer received his Bachelor's and Master's of Geoscience at the Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Structural Analysis using FEM and FD approaches. Afterward, he received his doctorate title in Computational Geophysics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, on the topic of fluid flow of non-Newtonian fluids on the micro-scale. In the framework of his doctoral thesis, he spent a research semester at the University of Tohoku in Sendai, Japan, to work on µCT-imaging techniques as well as investigate and measure the permeability of rocks and regular glass bead samples experimentally. Since October 2020, he has worked as an application engineer and business manager in the field of filtration at Math2Market.

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Designing CT Image Analysis for Your Research – What to Quantify

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 1 PM | CDT

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Many tools are available today to segment CT images and conduct quantitative analyses. But how would we know what to quantify? What should we do when the software offers twenty different parameters to choose from?

We will invite Prof. Chandra Reedy from the University of Delaware and ask her questions about how she chose what to quantify using the CT images to extract meaningful and trustworthy information about ancient ceramics.

Prof. Reedy has been studying the preservation of traditional technologies and their associated materials and intangible cultural heritage. In recent years, she has combined fieldwork with laboratory analysis, including X-ray CT, to gain insight into archaeological and ethnographic ceramics. Join us live to participate in the discussion and ask her how she designed her research.

Co-presenters: Angela Criswell Aya Takase | Host: Viral Vaghela

Questions we asked Chandra

  1. What are ceramic cultural materials and how does CT contribute to our understanding of them?
  2. What are the challenges with using CT to study these materials?
  3. What is your standard operating procedure when planning data collection and analysis for these materials?
  4. How do you choose meaningful parameters to quantify during CT data analysis?
  5. What properties are most telling about how a given material was made or used?
  6. What advice do you have when designing experiments to characterize archaeological samples with unknown history?


Chandra Reedy

Invited Expert

Chandra L. Reedy, PhD | Editor-in-Chief at Studies in Conservation @ University of Delaware

Chandra serves as a Professor in the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration, and as Director of its Center for Historic Architecture & Design (CHAD). She also maintains the Laboratory for Analysis of Cultural Materials in CHAD. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Art History and is an affiliated faculty member in the Anthropology Department, Asian Studies Program, Center for Global and Area Studies, and Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Her main interests lie in the preservation of traditional technologies and their associated materials and intangible cultural heritage. She likes to combine ethnographic fieldwork with laboratory analysis. Most of her fieldwork has been done in Asia, most recently in China (primarily in Sichuan Province); her laboratory analyses focus especially on various microscopy and image analysis techniques for ceramic materials.

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Voxels to Mesh Data to Simulation – How to Use CT for Metrology and Simulations

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 1 PM | CDT

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Did you know that the simple ISO-50 surface detection technique often does not provide the accuracy required for metrology applications? 

We will invite Roger Wende, Senior Business Development Manager from Hexagon, and ask him questions to learn how exactly the object surface is identified in CT data, how to represent the results as mesh data, and what type of advanced analyses and simulations we can run using them.

Roger has used various metrology techniques, including CT, and worked with many image analysis tools for metrology applications. Join us live to participate in the discussion and learn how you can apply CT metrology to your research.

Co-presenters: Aya Takase & Angela Criswell | Host: Viral Vaghela

Questions we will ask Roger

  1. What is ISO-50 surface determination?
  2. Would you use ISO-50 for CT-based metrology?
  3. Why would I choose triangle mesh versus CAD for a given application?
  4. How should I optimize and export the surface detection results?
  5. How do I export volume data? Where is it used?


Roger Wende

Invited Expert

Roger Wende | Senior Business Development Manager – Volume Graphics @ Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Inc.

Roger Wende is a Business Development Manager for Hexagon with a focus in visualization and analysis of industrial computed tomography (CT) under the Volume Graphics umbrella. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at SMU in Dallas, TX and has spent the past 27 years in the NDT market. A fun fact about Roger: He helped NASA reduce the size and weight of their toilet by half for the shuttle program in the late 90s using ultrasonic hardware.

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Virtual Tomography – Optimizing Data Acquisition Parameters Without a CT Scanner

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 1 PM | CDT

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Did you know you can simulate radiographs and CT images based on the sample structure and CT scanner properties, such as the type of X-ray source and detector? This type of simulation can help you test and optimize data acquisition parameters without running actual scans and can save you time when you have limited machine time.

We will invite Dr. Awen Autret, R&D Engineer from NOVITOM, and ask him questions to learn how you can simulate X-ray images and where this technology can be useful.

Awen is a chief engineer who designed NOVITOM’s simulation program. Join us live to participate in the discussion and ask him any questions you might have about X-ray image simulations.

Co-presenters: Aya Takase & Angela Criswell | Host: Viral Vaghela

Questions we will ask Awen

  1. Can you briefly describe how you simulate CT data?
  2. Who uses NOVITOM’s tools and how are they benefitting from the simulation capability?
  3. How can you use simulations to optimize measurement conditions?
  4. Can you use simulations to create training data for machine learning?
  5. How well do simulations and experiments match?
  6. What is the future of CT simulations?


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Invited Expert

Awen Autret, PhD | R&D Engineer @ NOVITOM

Awen Autret obtained his PhD by conducting research in positron emission tomography image reconstruction at the Telecom Bretagne engineering school after receiving an engineering degree in image processing from Telecom Physique Strasbourg. Since 2016 he has been working as an R&D engineer for Novitom, a service company leader in advanced imaging technics, as synchrotron micro-tomography, for 3D material characterization or non-destructive analysis. His work at Novitom mainly focuses on developing new tools for the analysis of X-ray micro-CT images, in-house tomography reconstruction, and Novi-Sim, simulation software for X-Ray phase contrast tomography as well as laboratory tomography.

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