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    Radiography involves the use of penetrating X or Gamma radiation to examine parts and products for imperfections. A Radioactive Isotope is used as a source of radiation. Radiation is directed through a part and onto film. When the film is developed, a shadow image is obtained that shows the internal soundness of the examined area. Possible imperfections show up as density changes in the film, in the same manner as an X-ray can show broken bones.

                                   Computed Radiography

    We now offer Computed Radiography (CR). With this, we use a Phosphorus plate instead of film. The plate is placed under the part (similar to film), and radiation penetrates through the part, onto the plate. This plate is then scanned into a computer, where the image is used to interpret a part. It is very similar in how it works, and the cost is the same as using film. The upside to CR, however, is that you do not have film that you need to store. You will receive a disc with the images on it, which is much easier for our customers to store. We also have the ability to send a Jpeg of the parts, so you can get results faster.

    The disc includes a program, which lets our customers analyze the images with ease. You can adjust the contrast / brightness, so that you can see the different thicknesses in a part. This allows us to radiograph parts in fewer views than was possible with film.



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