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Kleoniki Keklikoglou, Sarah Faulwetter, Eva Chatzinikolaou, Patricia Wils, Jonathan Brecko, Jiri Kvacek, Brian D. Metscher and Christos Arvanitidis (2019)

Micro-computed tomography for natural history specimens: a handbook of best practice protocols

European Journal of Taxonomy, 522:1-55.

Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT or microtomography) is a non-destructive imaging technique using X-rays which allows the digitisation of an object in three dimensions. The ability of micro-CT imaging to visualise both internal and external features of an object, without destroying the specimen, makes the technique ideal for the digitisation of valuable natural history collections. This handbook serves as a comprehensive guide to laboratory micro-CT imaging of different types of natural history specimens, including zoological, botanical, palaeontological and geological samples.
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