X-ray Computed Tomography at Synchrotron Facilities: Pipelines for Data Acquisition and Reduction

February 22-26, 2021

The virtual workshop on “X-ray Tomography at Synchrotron Facilities: Pipeline for Data Acquisition and Reduction” was hosted by Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and organized through a joint collaboration between the Advanced Light Source (USA), the Advanced Photon Source (USA), the Diamond Light Source (UK), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France), and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy). The workshop was attended by 84 participants and animated by 22 speakers. A total of 14 different synchrotron facilities were involved from Europe and the US as well as the SESAME synchotron Jordan.

During the last few years, several advances in control, detector, and data analysis have been transforming the operation of tomography instrumentation at synchrotron facilities.
In this virtual workshop, participants shared the experience of beamline and computational scientists directly involved with operation, presenting the current pipeline for data acquisition and reconstruction at the XCT beamlines.

The presentations focused on the operation of the beamlines for full-field tomography experiments, a live or recorded demo session elaborated on the technical details of the operations and processes carried out during an experimental session.

A final round-table session allowed the participants to discuss selected topics as the standardization of data format and approaches to streaming data collection, real-time tomographic reconstruction tools, machine learning methods for reconstructed data segmentation, the embargo period for user data and how to manage them at the end of this period, the big data storage issues, investment in automation, remote user data access exploring benefits and limitations, optimization and management of storage and computing power resources at the facilities, computational tools development, and possible joint efforts among the facilities.
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