ScoutXcan

Multi-Angle Digital 2D X-ray Radiography and Laminography

An affordable multi-angle 2D X-ray radiography and pseudo-3D laminography system for geological samples. Automated digital image acquisition of the full width and length of whole or split cores in plastic or aluminium liners. Cores are securely held by bluetooth-controlled motorised arms that translate and rotate the samples past a closed 130 kV X-ray source and flat panel detector.

ScoutXcan is delivered with easy to use software for the creation of 2D radiographs, unwrapped circumferential images from whole cores (Image 1), and 2D laminography images at multiple steps (Image 2).

Pseudo 3D Data from Laminography

Laminography is a fantastic, affordable, lower data intensity alternative to a full 3D CT scan. It’s a radiographic X-ray technique that creates a sequence of 2D ‘slabs’ at increasing depths cross-core. Features within each 2D slabs or ‘laminograph’ are brought into focus at different depths enhancing sedimentary structures, and provide additional 3D information. This technique is also used to create circumferential images without the need for CT (Image 1).

Unwrapped circumferential from ScoutXcan using laminography.
  • Specifications

    • X-ray source: 65 W Thermo Kevex Microfocus
    • Voltage Range: 45 kV to 130 kV
    • X-ray Spot Size Range: 50 um to 100 um
    • Detector: 1920 x 1536 pixel flat panel detector
    • Image Resolution Range: 35 um to 300 um
    • Size: 4950 mm x 620 mm x 1980 mm (L x W x H)
    • Weight: c. 1500 kg
    • Utilities: 100 v to 240 v, single phase, 50-60 hz
    • Cooling: None
    • Cores Dimensions: Diameter – 50 mm to 150 mm, Length – up to 1.5 m in length
    • Output: 16-bit Tiff
    • Core Loading: Bluetooth-controlled Push-Me-Pull-You motorised arms
    • Rotation accuracy: 0.002 degrees
    • Rotation Method: horizontal core rotation