Morphometry and measurements




Figure: Fly in amber

X-CT Imaging can also be applied to the study of fossils, living organisms or museum objects. The images displayed here have been reconstructed from pieces of amber which trapped and preserved insects c.40 million years ago. Those samples, courtesy of the Hunterian Museum collection of palaeontology, show that external structures are very well rendered in 3D, and some internal structure can be observed as well (see below).


CT imaging makes morphometric analysis of fossils easier.

Figure: Dragonfly in amber