Application of Industrial X-Ray Tomography in Paleontological Studies on the Example of Aurochs Tooth

Tomasz Kowaluk , Bartłomiej J. Bartyzel , Filip Rzepiński , Sławomir Paśko


Industrial X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a nondestructive imaging and measurement technology. Not only is CT widely used in the inspection of critical parts in the automotive, aerospace and aerospace industries, but also in the examination of historical objects. Since CT is a nondestructive scanning technique, it is ideal for analyzing valuable and rare objects. It is more and more often being used in archaeological and palaeontological studies on extinct species, often using tiny samples of poorly preserved remains. The article presents the measuring capabilities of a tomograph, by example of analysis a tooth of the extinct aurochs (Bos primigenius). A spatial model of the tooth was generated, which can be used for comparative studies with the extant aurochs-related species. In addition, measurements of tissue volume and characteristic dimensions were made.
Author Tomasz Kowaluk (FM / IMBE)
Tomasz Kowaluk,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Bartłomiej J. Bartyzel - Warsaw University of Life Science (SGGW)
Bartłomiej J. Bartyzel,,
, Filip Rzepiński - Warsaw University of Life Science (SGGW)
Filip Rzepiński,,
, Sławomir Paśko (FM / IMPh)
Sławomir Paśko,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
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Book Szewczyk Roman, Krejsa Jiří, Nowicki Michał, Ostaszewska-Liżewska Anna (eds.): Mechatronics 2019: Recent Advances Towards Industry 4.0, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 1044, 2020, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-29992-7, [978-3-030-29993-4], 515 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-29993-4
Keywords in EnglishX-ray tomography, aurochs, tooth
Languageen angielski
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