Towards on-the-fly data post-processing for real-time tomographic imaging at TOMCAT
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Sub-second full-field tomographic microscopy at third-generation synchrotron sources is a reality, opening up new possibilities for the study of dynamic systems in different fields. Sustained elevated data rates of multiple GB/s in tomographic experiments will become even more common at diffraction-limited storage rings, coming in operation soon. The computational tools necessary for the post-processing of raw tomographic projections have generally not experienced the same efficiency increase as the experimental facilities, hindering optimal exploitation of this new potential. We present here a fast, flexible, and user-friendly post-processing pipeline overcoming this efficiency mismatch and delivering reconstructed tomographic datasets just few seconds after the data have been acquired, enabling fast parameter and image quality evaluation as well as efficient post-processing of TBs of tomographic data. With this new tool, also able to accept a stream of data directly from a detector, few selected tomographic slices are available in less than half a second, providing advanced previewing capabilities paving the way to new concepts for on-the-fly control of dynamic experiments Show more
Journal / seriesAdvanced Structural and Chemical Imaging
SubjectHigh data rates; Fast tomographic reconstruction; Ultrafast X-ray tomographic imaging; Tomographic microscopy beamline; Efficient pipeline
Organisational unit03817 - Stampanoni, Marco F.M.
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