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Computed radiography (CR) is an advanced imaging process used in the field of Nondestructive Testing (NDT). Instead of using film, computed radiology implements cassettes of plates to laser scan images into software for immediate analysis. Participating in a computed radiography course will grow your skill set as an industrial radiographer and equip you to transition to more robust technology in your inspection program.

Carestream NDT and the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) now offer the “Advanced Industrial Radiographic Training Academy” to advance training in computed radiography and provide companies with the education required to transition smoothly from film radiography to a computed radiography platform. This program offers specialized computed radiography training programs to meet the needs of industrial radiographers.

How Computed Radiography Works

Computed radiology uses cassettes containing a series of phosphor plates. The plates’ exposure to X-ray radiation undergoes a conversion process, transforming emitted light into an electric signal. Computed radiology allows laser scans to transfer digital data directly into a computer system. Specialized software provides data analysis of the digital images as well as storage options and detailed reports.

NDT companies implement computed radiography technology to replace outdated film techniques and in situations where flat panel detectors may fail. CR cassettes are lightweight, durable, and do not require cabling to reach challenging locations. Computed radiology plates cost less than flat panel detectors and are available in a wide range of sizes to provide a complete image of large objects, like airplane wings.

The initial costs for computed radiography technology are less expensive in comparison to digital radiology systems. Computed radiology technology is often compatible with most existing conventional systems. The images produced are high resolution, and a safer process leads to greater efficiency and cost savings without exposure to chemical processing. Recorded images can be quickly viewed, modified, deleted, or shared with colleagues.

Asset integrity inspection programs implement computed radiography in the following industries:

  • Aerospace- internal evaluation of wings and large devices
  • Petroleum- detection of flow accelerated corrosion
  • Electrical- corrosion detection
  • Nuclear- identification of foreign objects
  • Chemical- composite and fiber inspection
  • Construction- welding and casting inspection

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“I just had an interview for an assistant radiographer position, which went very well, and they gave me an offer that I am going to take. I’ll have plenty of opportunities to move up. When I was interviewed, they were very impressed that I had already taken my classroom training and how much I already knew about NDT. I really appreciate everything you have done, and you should be proud of the school because it definitely makes a huge difference. This path truly changed my life for the better, and I would like to thank you for preparing me in the best way possible for this career.”

– Matt C.


Call 218-270-3182 or email to schedule computed radiography training.

Courses are provided by the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing in Baxter, MN.

Options are available to deliver the training to your preferred location and develop a training program specific to your organization. Contact AINDT for more information and a quote.

We offer the most convenient and affordable computed radiography training available.


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Computed Radiography Courses

Through a partnership with AINDT and Carestream NDT, our course design meets the industry’s demanding guidelines for computed radiography qualifications. We provide instruction for companies who want to transition from film radiography to computed radiography. This course is also a great match if you hope to expand your current knowledge of computed radiography or plan to introduce a computed radiography system into your inspection program. We provide students with a technical toolbox of understanding they will need to evaluate, qualify, and implement digital technologies into their inspection program.

In the course, you will learn:

  • Basic computed radiography principles
  • CR system equipment standards
  • Calibration of CR equipment and measurement tools
  • Radiographic techniques with current technology
  • Parameters for software used to evaluate a digital image
  • Accurate constraints and capabilities of CR systems
  • Image processing methods using cassettes and phosphor plates
  • Image modification to detect defects
  • Software analysis processes
  • Reporting best practices

Students experience immersive learning through hands-on laboratory exercises, instructor lectures, quizzes, practice exams, software utilization, and more. A final exam is given at the end of the course to ensure students have a firm command of the course materials.

Upon successful completion of our course, students will have acquired a level of comprehension that will ensure they have the confidence to utilize digital imaging for radiographic nondestructive evaluation. Our students routinely recognize our training program as the best in the industry.

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40 Hour Online Course: $1,200 USD

Advanced Industrial Radiographic Training Academy:
Computed Radiography Training Course

This self-paced 40-hour training program is designed specifically for technicians transitioning from conventional film radiography. Course content includes in-depth instructor-led lectures training on topics such as understanding the difference between various computed radiography techniques (i.e. CR, DR, CT), Computed Radiography system components, Image Acquisition, Digital Imaging, Processing Digital Images, Manipulation of Digital Images, Software functionality and familiarization, Standard Practices for CR, CR System Testing & Performance and Computed Radiography requirements for various industry codes and standards to name a few. The course is in full compliance with the required training hours for CP-189, SNT-TC-1a, NAS410, and ASME BPVC Section V.

  • Pre-requisite: RT Level I, II or III

40 Hour Industrial Radiography Utilizing Digital Imaging $2,100

This 40-hour course surpasses the instructional outline and criteria specified in the ASNT Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP-105), ASME and NAS410 (Non-Film).

  • Includes 6 nights at the AINDT Digital Interactive Student Housing only minutes away from our facility.
  • Pre-requisite – RT Level I, II or III.
  • Courses provided by the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing.
  • The course implements both classroom and hands-on laboratory exercises.
  • Copies of course materials and final certificate of completion provided.

To schedule training please call 218-270-3182 or email

Benefits of Computed Radiography

Computed Radiography classes are available online and in person, according to the schedule listed below. Each course provides the essential materials to develop an extensive understanding and lead the implementation of computed radiography principles in some of the most demanding industries. Our training supports all learners, including those moving directly into computed tomography and CR methods.

Utilizing computed radiography provides the following benefits:

  • Cost savings, as you no longer need chemicals, frequent device maintenance, filing, and mailing jackets
  • Efficiency in evaluation of large equipment or materials, no darkroom required
  • Reduction of radiation and a safer work environment
  • Elimination of physical file storage with easily accessible mobile digital files

The training courses offer a mixture of lectures, study guides, and lab exercises to meet the needs of all types of students. Students will develop competency in creating, processing, and evaluating computed radiography images. Our instructors have expertise and experience in the field to provide comprehensive training. The lab sessions use updated computed X-ray radiography systems frequently chosen by companies in the industry to provide hands-on learning experiences.

Students will use laptops and learn software programs that allow for useful interpretation of data. Students also complete regular subject reviews as well as a final exam to support technical learning. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding that equips them to successfully implement computed radiography techniques in nondestructive testing. Our students have the confidence to implement and evaluate digital technologies in various production industries.

To schedule training please call 218-270-3182 or email

40 Hour Carestream Digital Training Dates
October 9th - 13th, 2023
February 5th - 9th, 2024
April 1st - 5th, 2024
June 3rd - 7th, 2024
August 12th - 16th, 2024
October 7th - 11th, 2024
December 2nd - 6th, 2024

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