Original Date: 11/03/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Non-film X-rays
The Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant has created the capability of producing non-film X-rays by adapting conventional radiography to a system that creates a digital image with improved precision. A part can be placed on a four-axis positioner where a 420 kV X-ray source hits the part and is captured by a scintillating fiber-optic converter screen and transmitted to an image analyzer and water-cooled camera. The non-film X-ray system has automatic recording and data acquisition capabilities and measures a four square centimeter block of data. The system currently can accommodate components up to 50 inches in height and 18 inches in width, but is adaptable to other sizes by modifying the fixtures and incorporating the portability of the X-ray heads. In addition to the advantages offered by the flexibility of this system, there is also the benefit of elimination of associated processing chemicals needed to produce traditional film.
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