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03.302022Compatibility has been enhanced between CIVA & CIVA Analysis 2021 and Olympus systems and probes!Category "CIVA Software" | No comment

Several years after becoming compatible with *rdt, *.oud and *.opd data files from Olympus, CIVA Analysis 2021 can now read acquisitions performed with Olympus Omniscan X3 systems (*.odat extension).

This lets users of the latest technologies from Olympus benefit from the advantages of powerful features such as the 3D view, the identification of indications by the efficient segmentation algorithm, as well as the large capability to automate and customize the analysis process available in CIVA Analysis, plus many other features. The image above shows an example of an acquisition data file including PA UT compound channels and a TOFD channel.

CIVA 2021 also now includes seven DLA and DMA Olympus probes in its probe manufacturers' library, simplifying the definition of probe parameters for an Inspection Simulation in CIVA. This leads to a catalogue with more than 150 Olympus probes ready to use for simulations in CIVA and a total of about 300 probes from various manufacturers in this catalogue! Of course, users can still define any type of probe as soon as they know the parameters from a datasheet.

All UT probe and system suppliers are very welcome to contact us if they are interested in having their data files compatible with CIVA or to include their probes in CIVA, the leading NDT simulation software and the unique Multi-Format UT analysis software!

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information about CIVA.

The EXTENDE team.

02.042022Blade CT simulation and reconstructionCategory "CIVA Software" | No comment

The CT module available in the current version of CIVA simulation software allows you to find the most suitable configuration to optimize not only the acquisition but also the reconstruction process. The CT setup can be prepared through simulation. Thus, the time necessary for a setup may be optimized. Among other things, CIVA will help you with:

  • Improving control of the acquisition set-up to find the best configuration,
  • Evaluating various factors affecting the image quality, such as the misalignment of the source versus the detector system,
  • Evaluating the performance of different reconstruction algorithms (with the classic 3D analytic FDK algorithm or more advanced iterative ones such PIX TV, SART…),
  • Visualizing the reconstructed volume (3D) through arbitrarily orientated sections.

And some new features are also available in CIVA 2021:

  • You can export the 3D reconstructed part in STL format, so that you can use it as a CAD model for further analysis or simulations (in CIVA for instance).
  • You can also export one or all the projections directly in ImageJ thanks to a dedicated bridge available in CIVA, giving access to extensive analysis tools.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information about CIVA.

The EXTENDE team.

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