Digital Radiography (DR) and Computed Radiography (CR)

Digital Radiography (DR) systems are becoming a hot trend in the NDT industry.  This newer radiography technology uses active matrix flat panels that are able to convert the digital data into real-time images providing inspection results within seconds of the radiation exposures.

Two of the biggest advantages of Digital Radiography:

  • digital radiography produces higher quality images than computed radiography
  • conventional radiography essentially instantaneously and allows for two to three times more efficient radiation exposures over the already efficient computed radiography method


Conventional radiography is a great inspection technique, but computed radiography can essentially do everything conventional can but more efficiently and accurately.  Computed radiography cassettes use photo-stimulated luminescence screens to capture the X-ray image, instead of traditional X-ray film.  The CR cassettes are then ran through a reader to convert the data into a digital image file.  These cassettes require a lower exposure to produce the images, which in turn lowers the amount of radiation exposure time on the client's jobsites.

Two of the biggest advantages of Computed Radiography:

  • less radiation exposure required the safer our client's jobsites are for all personnel onsite
  • the technicians can provide more in depth analysis of the digital images which can be shared easily with today's technology
Computed Radiography

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