TWI offers new digital radiography appreciation course

TWI offers new digital radiography appreciation course

Digital radiography is an advanced form of general radiography that uses digital x-ray sensors instead of traditional photographic film. Digital radiography has many advantages over traditional radiography techniques, including the speed of set-up, automated inspection and the fast acquisition of X-ray images.

A lack of chemical film processing means that digital radiography offers a reduced inspection time and a safer working environment, while also allowing for improved detail detectability and immediate analysis and defect recognition. The digital radiography images can be annotated, enhanced, highlighted and cropped, as well as having any defects measured digitally. The plates can be stored digitally and added to reports and sent anywhere in the world immediately.

The new course at TWI offers an introduction to digital radiography, with an insight into computerised radiography, a process that uses photostimulable phosphors (PSPs) to capture a latent image on the imaging plate.

The course also introduces computed tomography, a related evaluation technique for producing 2D and 3D cross-sectional images of an object from flat x-ray images.

The course, which contains theory and practical elements, is suitable for Radiographic Testing Operators qualified to at least level 1 CSWIP/PCN engaged in radiographic testing/ interpretation who need to update their knowledge to incorporate digital radiography. The new training course is also ideal for those personnel engaged in the supervision, control and interpretation of radiographic images who wish to expand their knowledge to incorporate digital radiography.

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