XRM University: XRM 101 Versa Operation

A ZMCC SkillBuilder Workshop

10am - 1pm PST

Workshop Overview & Agenda

Extremely versatile ZEISS Xradia Versa 3D X-ray microscopes (XRM) provide superior 3D image quality and data for a wide range of materials and working environments. Xradia Versa XRM features dual-stage magnification based on synchrotron-caliber optics and revolutionary RaaD™ (Resolution at a Distance) technology for high resolution even at large working distances, a vast improvement over traditional micro-computed tomography. Non-destructive imaging preserves and extends the use of your valuable sample, enabling 4D and in situ studies.

This workshop is an introduction to X-ray imaging with a focus on ZEISS Xradia Versa systems. No prior imaging background is assumed for attendees, but they are strongly recommended to have access to a Versa system on the day of the workshop in order to maximize their learning.

This is a 3-hour workshop with a short break

Topics that will be covered in this workshop include:

  • Basics of X-ray imaging: Different X-ray imaging systems and their components
  • Versa Operation: Choosing the right parameters (Objective, Filter, kV, number of projections) and setting up an optimized full field of view scan on a ZEISS Xradia Versa system using Scout and Scan software
  • Reconstruction Basics: Centershift, Beam Hardening, and how to improve your reconstruction result

Who should attend?

  • New users of ZEISS Xradia Versa instruments
  • Infrequent Versa users in need of a refresh on scan setup and optimization
  • Lab managers or technicians looking to improve their own skill level to better support and/or train other users of the instrument

Learning objectives: after completion of this workshop, attendees should:

  • Have an improved understanding of the fundamentals of X-rays as an imaging modality
  • Improve their parameter selection to optimize the quality and contrast of their Versa scan results
  • Be able to run basic reconstruction and modify the results if needed

This is a paid workshop.​

Spots are limited.​

Access to a ZEISS Xradia Versa system is strongly recommended to apply lessons learned and share results with applications team for further support.​

Haolin Qu, PhD Applications Engineer

Haolin joined ZEISS XRM Applications team in 2022 and is responsible for both Versa and Context systems at Zeiss Microscopy Customer Center in California.   He has a background in petroleum engineering and has years of experience in computed tomography, X-ray microscopy, and image analysis in petrographic characterization and multiphase flow in porous media.

Workshop Location

ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center, Bay Area

ZMCC, Bay Area 5300 Central Pkwy 94568 Dublin, CA USA