Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials
Digital Imaging–Real-Time, Computed, and Digital Radiography
Digital radiography is a technique that uses digital detector arrays (linear or area) to capture an X-ray photonic signal and convert it to an electronic signal for display on a computer. This article begins with an overview of real-time radiography and provides a schematic illustration of a typical radioscopic system using an X-ray image intensifier. It discusses the advantages and limitations of real-time radiography. Computed radiography (CR) is one of the radiography techniques that utilizes a reusable detector comprised of photostimuable luminescence (PSL) storage phosphor. The article provides a schematic illustration of a typical storage phosphor imaging plate. It concludes with a discussion on the benefits of digital radiography.