NDT Non-Destructive Testing
Real Time X-Radiography
With the Real Time X-Radiography method, the film used in conventional radiography is replaced with a fluorescent screen and an electronic intensifier that converts the X-rays into a visible image.
The part is evaluated at the same time that it is being exposed to X-rays. Individual evaluation times can range from 15 seconds to several minutes depending on the complexity of the part.
Images may be enhanced and printed out as a hard copy, or may be recorded on tape or disk. Image enhancement improves image quality by averaging frames, performing edge sharpening operations, and modifying brightness and contrast. Individual frames can be grabbed live or from videotape for further analysis, or for use in presentations and reports.