Digital lab for fast visualization and segmentation of complex paleontological, archeological, and anthropological specimens and artifacts.

Paleontologists and comparative biologists increasingly use volumetric imaging to enable exciting discoveries. Thermo Scientific Avizo Software offers a suite of trusted digital tools for viewing, digitally dissecting, and measuring such 3D data. Compelling animations and publication-quality figures can be rendered from data segmented using manual and automated tools. Texture classification and deep learning assist with challenging segmentation of bone from matrix or labeling contrast-enhanced CT. Routine tasks, such as trabecular bone analysis and endocast extraction, can be automated and shared as reproducible recipes. Interactive image processing with Image Stack Processing quantitatively measures microanatomy from thin section paleohistology. Extensions to Avizo Software enable quick tetra meshing for FEA and sophisticated DVC for biomechanics. Surfaces extracted from CT data can be viewed, edited, and optimized for 3D printing or digital sharing. Overall, Avizo Software provides a complete digital suite for these increasingly digital sciences.

Imaging data

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Processing

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Visualization

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Analysis

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Customization

Confidence

Thanks to powerful segmentation and image processing capabilities and workflows, and after 20+ years of collaboration with the scientific community and thousands of researchers, it has been now proven that our digital imaging-based workflows provide reliable answers to industrial and scientific problems.

Customization

Customization

Because your needs are unique and keep evolving, our software solutions are fully flexible and open to customization. Thanks to our scripting interface (Python, TCL), bridge with MATLAB, and our programming API, you can expand our software solution and integrate your own IP (Intellectual Property). And, if needed, our professional service team can help you design unique solutions tailored to your needs.

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Support

Thanks to our dedicated professional support team, you get access to our top experts to ensure that no question is left unanswered. And with our training, consulting options, and ever-expanding collection of tutorials and how-to’s, you can reduce your learning curve and focus on getting the answers you are pursuing.

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Automation

Thanks to our automation capabilities, and with the addition of our always expanding online repository of add-ons (Xtra Gallery), you can encapsulate repeatable workflows into easy-to-reproduce recipes. With the addition of artificial intelligence, analysis can be performed by non-image processing experts, allowing them to save time on complex analysis while ensuring results consistency. 


Scientific use cases using Avizo Software


Techniques

Fiber analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of fibrous materials. Avizo Software enables the detection of manufacturing process damage, such as matrix cracking, fiber/matrix debonding, or fiber breakage. Defects in the material can be quantified locally (voids, cracks) or globally (cross-sectional distortions or misalignment).

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Porosity analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of porous materials. Avizo Software enables the detection and classification of various types of porosity (for example, connected vs isolated; macro pores vs micro pores), even on images with complex artifacts (such as pore back effect in FIB-SEM).

 

Pore Network Analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of porous materials. This extension enables the conversion of the pore space into a model (Pore Network Model) representing pores and their connectivity, on which various properties can be color mapped. It also provides advanced pore space statistics (pore size distribution, pore throat size distribution, channel length, etc.) and filtering of the model based on its properties.

Permeability analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of your materials. The Xlab extension provides numerical simulation capabilities to compute absolute permeability, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, and molecular diffusivity.

Failure Analysis

Avizo Software provides a fast and robust meshing engine to automatically create simulation-ready meshes from 3D labeled images. Avizo Software generates high-quality meshes with smoothed conforming interfaces from large multi-material segmented images. You have fine control over element size distribution, while Avizo Software preserves thin structures and topology. Meshes can be exported to major solver’s format along with boundary conditions. Avizo Software also provides import of the solver’s outputs for post-processing the results with advanced visualization tools.

 

Grain Analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of grains. Avizo Software provides advanced tools and enables the detection, segmentation, and analysis of grains, their size, distribution, and shape, even on complex images with artifacts. Grains can then be filtered, classified, and analyzed allowing full size, distribution, and shape statistical extraction. Avizo Software also provides the tools to automate and repeat your analysis through easy-to-customize recipes.

 

Particles analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of particles to improve performance of your materials, whether catalysts, alloys, or polymers. Avizo Software provides advanced tools to enable the detection, segmentation, and analysis of particles. Particles can then be filtered, classified, and analyzed, allowing full size, distribution, and shape statistical extraction. Avizo Software also provides the tools to automate and repeat your analysis through easy-to-customize recipes.

 

Fiber analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of fibrous materials. Avizo Software enables the detection of manufacturing process damage, such as matrix cracking, fiber/matrix debonding, or fiber breakage. Defects in the material can be quantified locally (voids, cracks) or globally (cross-sectional distortions or misalignment).

Learn more

Porosity analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of porous materials. Avizo Software enables the detection and classification of various types of porosity (for example, connected vs isolated; macro pores vs micro pores), even on images with complex artifacts (such as pore back effect in FIB-SEM).

 

Pore Network Analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of porous materials. This extension enables the conversion of the pore space into a model (Pore Network Model) representing pores and their connectivity, on which various properties can be color mapped. It also provides advanced pore space statistics (pore size distribution, pore throat size distribution, channel length, etc.) and filtering of the model based on its properties.

Permeability analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of your materials. The Xlab extension provides numerical simulation capabilities to compute absolute permeability, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, and molecular diffusivity.

Failure Analysis

Avizo Software provides a fast and robust meshing engine to automatically create simulation-ready meshes from 3D labeled images. Avizo Software generates high-quality meshes with smoothed conforming interfaces from large multi-material segmented images. You have fine control over element size distribution, while Avizo Software preserves thin structures and topology. Meshes can be exported to major solver’s format along with boundary conditions. Avizo Software also provides import of the solver’s outputs for post-processing the results with advanced visualization tools.

 

Grain Analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of grains. Avizo Software provides advanced tools and enables the detection, segmentation, and analysis of grains, their size, distribution, and shape, even on complex images with artifacts. Grains can then be filtered, classified, and analyzed allowing full size, distribution, and shape statistical extraction. Avizo Software also provides the tools to automate and repeat your analysis through easy-to-customize recipes.

 

Particles analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of particles to improve performance of your materials, whether catalysts, alloys, or polymers. Avizo Software provides advanced tools to enable the detection, segmentation, and analysis of particles. Particles can then be filtered, classified, and analyzed, allowing full size, distribution, and shape statistical extraction. Avizo Software also provides the tools to automate and repeat your analysis through easy-to-customize recipes.

 

Services

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Introductory training

Shorten your learning curve and maximize your investment with this introductory training specifically designed for new users of Amira, Avizo and PerGeos Software.

The course consists of a lecture with hands-on sessions. The training material highlights the basic features and functionalities of Amira, Avizo and PerGeos Software.

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Advanced training

Maximize your investment and reduce your time-to-results with this advanced training specifically designed for existing users of Amira, Avizo and PerGeos Software.

The course consists of a lecture with hands-on sessions. The training material highlights advanced features and functionalities of Amira, Avizo and PerGeos Software.

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Custom development

With over 25 years of experience in 3D and image processing and hundreds of custom projects delivered to organizations small and large, Thermo Fisher Scientific can provide you with a solution tailored to fit your specific needs.

We can customize and expand our software solutions at various levels.


Resources

Avizo Software for Digital Volume Correlation to understand the dessication process in Egyptian crocodile mummies.

Amira for Advanced Image Processing and Quantification - Automatic tooth analysis.

Amira is used by UZ Leuven(Belgium) for postoperative evaluation of orthognathic patients to quantify the accuracy of the surgical outcome of bimaxillary surgeries by comparing it to the 3D virtual preoperative planning.

Avizo Software for Digital Volume Correlation to understand the dessication process in Egyptian crocodile mummies.

Amira for Advanced Image Processing and Quantification - Automatic tooth analysis.

Amira is used by UZ Leuven(Belgium) for postoperative evaluation of orthognathic patients to quantify the accuracy of the surgical outcome of bimaxillary surgeries by comparing it to the 3D virtual preoperative planning.

Features

Import and process your imaging data

    • Handle any modality, at any scale, of any size:

    - X-ray tomography: CT, micro-/nanoCT
    - Electron microscopy
    - Synchrotron

    • Support for multi-data/multi-view, multi-channel, time series, very large data
    • Scaling, calibration, conversion, re-sampling
    • Image enhancement, comprehensive filtering and convolution, Fourier frequency transforms
    • Artifact reduction algorithms
    • Advanced multi-mode 2D/3D automatic registration
    • Image stack alignment, arithmetic, correlation, fusion

    Easily segment your imaging data

    • Thresholding and auto-segmentation, object separation, automatic labeling
    • Region growing, snakes, interpolation, wrapping, smoothing
    • Morphological processing, including watershed and basins
    • Machine Learning-based segmentation
    • Automatic tracing of individual fibers and filaments
    • Skeletonization and filament network extraction
    • 3D surface reconstruction
    • Grid generation for FEA/CFD

    Image-to-simulation workflows

    • 3D image-based meshing for Finite Element and CFD
    • Porosity/pore connectivity analysis and skeletonization for Pore Network Modeling
    • Direct 3D image-based simulation: absolute permeability, molecular diffusivity, electrical resistivity, and thermal conductivity computation

    Export your analysis and visualization work to seamlessly publish and present it

    • Animation and video generation
    • Advanced key frame and object animation
    • Mix images, geometric models, measurements and simulations
    • Annotations, measures legends, histograms and curve plots
    • Export spreadsheets, 3D models, high-quality images

    Visualize and explore your imaging data

    • Interactive high-quality volume
    • Orthogonal, oblique, cylindrical and curved slicing
    • Contouring and iso-surface extraction
    • Maximum Intensity or other types of projections
    • Vector and tensor visualization

    Analyze your imaging data and obtain quantitative information

    • Intuitive recipe creation, customization, automated replay
    • Built-in measurements, including counts, volumes, areas, perimeters, aspect ratios and orientations
    • User-defined measures
    • Results viewer with spreadsheet tool and charting
    • Automatic individual feature measurements, 3D localization and spreadsheet selection
    • Automated statistics, distribution graphs
    • Feature filtering using any measurement criterion
    • Data registration, deformation, comparison and measurements
    • Porosity detection and measurement
    • Fiber analysis
    • Pre-processing for structural and flow simulations
    • Import of CAD models for actual/nominal comparison

    Easily and quickly adapt Avizo Software to your specific needs

    • Custom C++ modules development
    • MATLAB™ bridge
    • Python scripting API

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