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Computed tomography (CT) is an x-ray methodology that yields 3-dimensional results. A sample is placed on a rotational stage, between the x-ray tube and the detector. The part is then rotated 360 degrees and images are captured at specific intervals, such as every degree or every half degree. This series of images is then reconstructed to render the 3-dimensional x-ray model of the part. With CT visualization software, you can then slice through the part in any direction to yield the view and image that you need to interrogate the internal configuration of the part. The benefits of CT are that it is the only way to get 3D views of the inside of a part and the only way to get true dimensional information without cutting it up. The limitations of CT center around the density of the material to be scanned and the shape, size and geometry of the part. Large parts, parts made of high-density materials, or parts with very flat dimensions can be challenging for CT scanning and may provide marginal results.