Digital Radiography is one of the newest forms of radiographic imaging. Since no film is required, digital radiographic images are captured using either special phosphor screens or flat panels containing micro-electronic sensors. Captured images can be digitally enhanced for increased detail and are easily archived.
There are a number of forms of digital radiographic imaging including:
- Computed Radiography (CR): digital imaging process that uses a special imaging plate which employs storage phosphors.
- Real-Time Radiography (RTR): a form of radiography that allows electronic images to be captured and viewed in real time.
- Direct Radiography (DR): a form of real-time radiography that uses a special flat panel detector.
- Computed Tomography (CT): uses a real-time inspection system employing a sample positioning system and special software.
MISTRAS Services employs a wide array of digital radiographic systems to solve specific industrial problems. Thickness profiles of piping systems, both insulated and uninsulated, are performed using computed radiography, while large production runs of smaller parts are inspected using direct radiography. Real time radiography is utilized for large "real time" inspections of insulated piping systems looking for areas of pipe degradation.
Contact the experts at MISTRAS Services to customize a digital radiography program for your specific inspection need.