Micro-CT vLab

The Micro-CT vlab is a service which was created in order to present and disseminate micro-CT (micro-computed tomography) datasets through the LifeWatchGreece project.

This service offers virtual galleries and online tools for the 3D manipulation of micro-CT datasets. The creation and dissemination of these "cyber-specimens" aim to contribute to a large-scale digitisation of biological collections.

The Micro-CT is a web application compatible with all major web browsers, and available also as a mobile version. So far, 17 micro-CT datasets have been published, representing a selection of marine species scanned with different parameters.

On the main page, scans are presented as a preview of images accompanied by the title of the dataset.  When any of these micro-CT datasets is selected by the user, the dataset details are displayed in four tabs, featuring: a) an overview page; b) an interactive tool for manipulating the 3D representation; c) a preview video and d) metadata for the dataset.


The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.