TOSCA 2016 – Tomography for Scientific Advancement Conference

Visit us at TOSCA 2016 Tomography for Scientific Advancement conference on Tuesday 6th – Wednesday 7th September 2016 at the University of Bath.

Join us at our stand and find out about our micro-CT instruments, including the new Bruker SkyScan 1275, a self-optimising scanner with unbelievably fast image reconstruction.

 View the full range of micro-CT scanners

 Register for TOSCA 2016

 Contact us on 01223 422 269 or 


TOSCA 2016

TOSCA is an international tomography conference covering topics including tissue imaging, understanding materials in 3D, advances in hardware and software and potential new tomography applications.

The events includes:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Student talks
  • Poster presentations
  • An image competition
  • Plenty of opportunities for discussion, networking and collaboration

TOSCA is an annual symposium, now in its fourth year. Previous events have attracted over 110 delegates from 11 countries.

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Pre-Conference Workshops

On Monday 5th September 2016 there will be workshops at the University of Bath, organised by the RMS (Royal Microscopical Society):

  • Drishti
  • VGStudio MAX 3.0
  • Avizo

Programme and Speakers

The full programme is available here.

  • Prof Manjit Dosanjh – Medical Applications Advisor, CERN
  • Prof John Hutchinson – Professor of Evolutionary Biomechanics, Royal Veterinary College
  • Dr Michael McCarthy – Head of the NPL Freeform Centre, National Physical Laboratory
  • Dr Jessie Maisano – Research Scientist Associate, University of Texas at Austin
  • Shoaib Sufi – Community Lead, Software Sustainability Institute
  • Prof Mark Williams – Professor in the Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick


Register online on the RMS website. There are special rates for students, and packages that include RMS and TOSCA membership.

Bruker Micro-CT

Visit Blue Scientific at TOSCA 2016 to find out more about our range of micro-CT scanners from Bruker – from compact, entry-level systems to the high-end instruments delivering the very highest resolution.

Find out about the new SkyScan 1275, a self-optimising micro-CT that can be operated at the press of just a single button. Scanning and image reconstruction are extremely fast – high quality images can be acquired in a matter of minutes:

Present Your Work

Oral Presentations

Submit an abstract for your talk of 15 minutes, including time for questions. The deadline for abstracts is 17th June 2016.

There is also the chance to win the Jim Elliott Best Paper Award, a prize of £500 for the most successful paper.

Poster Competition

Submit an abstract of up to 300 words for the opportunity to present an A0 poster of your research. Posters will be displayed at a wine reception at the Bath Assembly Rooms, and there will be a prize for the best poster. You will also have the opportunity to present a “Lightning Talk”, summarising your work in just 90 seconds! The deadline for submissions is 17th June 2016.

Image Competition

Submit your most interesting tomography image for a chance to win a prize! All images accepted for the competition will be displayed at a wine reception at the Bath Assembly Rooms, where the winner will be announced. Submit your image by 17th June 2016. Full details are on the RMS website.

 View the full range of micro-CT scanners

 Register for TOSCA 2016

 Contact us on 01223 422 269 or 


Micro-CT scan - bone

Volume rendering of the internal structure of bone, with the top left corner virtually removed. The trabecular thickness is colour-coded. 11µm isotropic resolution. 1944x1944x2637 pixels. Scanned with the Bruker SkyScan 1275.