STANLEY Inspection offers three types of digital radiography service: direct radiography, computed radiography, and film digitization.
Direct digital radiography is a filmless technique that uses real-time image capture and a rigid semi-conductor array matrix.
Computed digital radiography is a filmless technique utilizing exposure (conventional industrial radiography techniques) and image capture (flexible phosphor-coated imaging screen):
- Incident radiation strikes flexible phosphor-coated plate
- Latent image created by electron entrapment process
- Image processing via high-resolution laser
- Photo-Stimulated Luminescence (PSL) (visible light) proportional to input energy of radiation
- PSL converted to digital image
Film digitization, or digital scanning of existing film, involves converting a physical film image to a digital image (can also be used to convert paper reports to digital images). Digitization is an archival system that can both reduce risk and save money.