segmentation of embryo liver
A seed-growing tool has been added in CTAn. From the ROI-shrink-wrap plugin one can choose the Fill-out mode. This function grows a region of interest (VOI) from a "seed" within a binarized region. It fills the VOI from inside rather than shrinking from outside. It is useful in many applications, for example it allows the segmentation of embryo liver, (image C), without selecting other soft tissues of similar densities.
Finally, Batman can start automatically after reconstruction. When an automated analysis protocol can be established, large numbers of samples can be analyzed in two ways. One can choose to wait until all data is collected, then load the analysis protocol and all datasets in Batman for automatic analysis. From v1.18 it is also possible to automatically start Batman after each reconstruction. This feature is particularly interesting when using a push-button CT or sample changer in SkyScan 1275, where all steps of scanning, reconstruction and analysis of the samples can be carried out automatically without user intervention between the different steps. The feature is also available for all other systems, where the application matches. The method note will explain how to configure the software to this end. Furthermore, <Method note MN117> also describes some smaller new features and improvements.