During IMAGING 2023 (26-29 September) in the beautiful headquarters of Villa Monastero in Varena, on the shores of Lake Como, an interesting congress was held.
X-ray, neutron and nuclear medicine imaging, combined with advanced techniques of reconstruction and image analysis, also exploiting approaches based on artificial intelligence, allows to obtain planar and 3D information on the internal morphological, chemical and functional characteristics of the samples, in fields such as Medicine, Biology and Cultural Heritage.
The Congress also included a competition, sponsored by Gilardoni to reward the best research submitted by a PhD student or a Post-doc researcher.
The presentations that followed throughout the congress were many and super interesting, but we know that in the end the winner is one. The “Gilardoni Prize” for the best oral communication was awarded to PhD Clara Magnin of the University of Grenoble Alps for the presentation “X-ray Phase Contrast and Dark-field imaging on laboratory equipment using random modulation“.
Gilardoni has always valued and supported the non-destructive analysis of Cultural Heritage and we were very pleased to see several interesting presentations on this topic. In this regard, our CEO Davide Baratto wanted to pay homage with a special prize for the best presentation on tomography for Cultural Heritage to PhD Francesca Tansella of the University of Turin with the article “Computed tomography of ancient wooden wind instruments and the possibility of rediscovering their sound“. A beautiful project that gives life and music to ancient instruments.
Special thanks to Prof. Alberto Bravin for the wonderful organization and to all the organizing bodies of the congress:
- Piero Caldirola International Center for the Promotion of Science and ISPP,
- Milano Bicocca University,
- ANTHEM Milano-Bicocca,
- CNR-Nanotec of Lecce,
- INFN Department of Milano-Bicocca,
- Calabria University
Until next time!