Micro-CT User Training



Bruker-microCT has developed a training platform for new and experienced users. It offers a combination of both system (*) and software training and will cover three major topics: image acquisition, image reconstruction and data analysis.

These 5-day courses are organized at the Bruker microCT headquarters in Belgium, and the United States. The goal is to combine the basic theoretical background of micro CT with as much hands-on experience as possible.

Participants will be asked to test different scan settings, learn the impact of changes in e.g. voltage, filter, rotation, and reconstruct projection images and deal with artefacts such as beam hardening and ring artefacts. Using a variety of datasets, coming from both biological as well as material science, numerous parameters such as analyzing density, measuring porosity and calculating morphometric parameters will be discussed and practiced.

A dedicated session will deal on how to automate these analyses and applying them to your specific sample.

This course is ideal for people who want to get the most out of their system and software! In depth hands-on training in small groups ensures a high level of interaction between the trainers and the participants, maximizing your learning curve!

(*) The training courses are limited to the SKYSCAN 1272, SKYSCAN 1273, SKYSCAN 1275, SKYSCAN 1276 and SKYSCAN 1278 models. For training requests on other SKYSCAN models, please send an email to


May 13th - 17th 2024
October 21st - 25th 2024

February 12th - 16th 2024
June 3rd - 7th 2024
November 25th - 29th 2024


United States - Billerica
Belgium - Kontich


Day 1
morning Essential micro-CT & steps in micro-CT imaging; First scan
Theory + Hands on
  afternoon Special scanning modes
Theory + Hands on
Day 2 morning Optimizing scanner settings
  afternoon Reconstruction with NRecon; Dataviewer
Hands on
Day 3 morning Special reconstruction modes; Summary and exercise
Hands on
  afternoon Software: CTAn part I: raw image, MIP and ROI
Hands on
Day 4 morning Software: CTAn part II: threshold and density calibration
Theory + Hands on
  afternoon Software: CTAn part III: morphometric analysis; Software: CTVol: 3D models
Hands on
Day 5 morning Summary and exercise; Software: CTAn part IV: automated processes
Hands on
  afternoon Analyzing your own sample; Questions - open session
Hands on

Further Information


We accept registrations usually until 4 weeks before the course begins.

Max. Participants:

Due to the limited availability of microCT instruments we reserve the right to limit the number of participants in each course.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received 2 weeks prior to a course start date will be accepted with a 100% refund of the course fee or voucher credits. Cancellations received within 2 weeks of a course start date will receive only a 50% refund of the course fee or voucher credits. Cancellations received after the course start date or a failure to attend a course without prior notice will result in a 100% forfeiture of the course fee or voucher credits.

We also reserve the right to cancel a course should the number of registrants not exceed a required minimum. Cancellation notices will be sent out no later than three weeks prior to the course. Full or cancelled courses will be marked on the schedule on our website. Bruker BioSpin will not be held responsible for costs incurred due cancellation of the training course prior or on the cancellation deadline.


$ 3200 for courses in Billerica
€ 3220 for courses in Kontich

The course fees include all course materials, coffee breaks and lunches. Not covered in this fee are lodging, transportation between the hotel and the Bruker Micro-CT facility, other meals and any ground transportation not mentioned above.

Course Coordinator

Bruker Biospin Corp.