Participate in a live virtual workshop.


A live demonstration of X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) data analysis using Dragonfly (Object Research Systems). You don’t need a prior experience with, or a license of Dragonfly to enjoy this workshop. The audience will participate in selecting segmentation methods and compare different results. We will also discuss how to segment CT images and apply quantitative analyses to them. We also encourage the participants to ask questions about the challenges they face with their CT data analysis and discuss them together.​

You will learn:

  1. How to analyze CT data
  2. How to choose the best segmentation method​
  3. How to apply quantitative analyses such as volume fraction and size distribution calculation​

Date & time

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm CDT





Presenter: Aya Takase

Title:                   Director of X-ray Imaging
Organization:    Rigaku Americas Corporation

Aya holds a MA in physics from Tokyo University of Science and has been with Rigaku for 22 years. She started in the X-ray Diffraction Application Lab and transitioned to X-ray Imaging in 2017. Her goal: Help non-expert X-ray users achieve expert results with less time and effort. She has worked on many projects designing automated and user-friendly X-ray instruments and analysis software. She is very passionate about helping people learn more about X-rays and working with X-ray users to solve their specific problems. Want to learn more about her or X-rays? Connect with Aya on LinkedIn.



Co-presenter: Angela Criswell

Title:                   X-ray CT Senior Scientist
Organization:    Rigaku Americas Corporation

Angela holds a PhD from Rice University and has been with Rigaku for 18 years. She started in the Macromolecular Crystallography Applications lab focusing on X-ray techniques to study structural biology. She has gained expertise in a number of X-ray methods in her tenure at Rigaku, including small angle X-ray scattering and X-ray computed tomography. Angela likes working with customers to find the best fit for their samples while addressing their specific experimental questions. Want to learn more? Connect with Angela on LinkedIn.



Host: Tom Concolino

Title:                   Southeast Regional Account Manager
Organization:    Rigaku Americas Corporation

Tom holds a PhD in Chemistry from Mississippi State University and has been with Rigaku for 20 years. He started out in the Small Molecule Crystallography Applications Lab before transitioning to the sales team in 2002. He has been on the front lines helping clients save on time, cost, and effort while pushing forward to support the never-ending need to innovate and explore new materials and structures. From academia to mining to pharmaceutical research, Tom has learned the value of bringing a fresh perspective to each customer application while utilizing his vast experience to collaborate on the best fit solution for each and every customer. Want to learn more? Connect with Tom on LinkedIn and strike up a conversation.



Invited Panelist: Dr. Mike Marsh

Title:                   Dragonfly Product Manager
Organization:    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 six years, Dr. Marsh has worked as the Dragonfly Product Manager at Object Research Systems.


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