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Digital radiography (DR) is a specialized imaging process used in the field of Nondestructive Testing (NDT). Instead of using film, digital radiography uses Digital Detector Arrays (DDA) that immediately record data during examination. This information is directly transferred to a computer system and can be seen simultaneously by multiple technicians. Participating in a digital radiography course will allow you to develop expertise as an industrial radiographer, and will equip you to implement digital technologies into 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 digital radiography and provide companies with the education required to transition smoothly from film radiography to a digital radiography platform. This program provides specialized digital radiography training programs to meet the needs of industrial radiographers.

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How Digital Radiography Works

Digital radiography uses flat panel detectors, commonly known as Digital Detector Arrays (DDA). These flat detectors complete a direct or indirect conversion process to transform X-ray or gamma ray radiation to an electronic signal. The electric charge is then interpreted by thin, transistor sensors into digital information.

While the initial costs for direct digital radiography technology is expensive, the images produced have an excellent resolution and the seamless process leads to greater efficiency and cost savings. Recorded images can be immediately viewed, modified, deleted or shared with colleagues.

Applications of digital radiography include:

  • Aerospace device inspection
  • Identification of Corrosion Under Insulation in the petroleum and electricity industries
  • Welding and casting inspection
  • Detection of flow accelerated corrosion
  • Composite and fiber component inspection
  • Identification of foreign objects

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

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Enhancing Digital Radiography Techniques Through Learning

“The doubts and questions that I had prior to and during the course were extensively and quickly resolved by the Carestream staff,” he said. “I was surprised by how quickly they responded, it’s like an advisor permanently online.”

When restrictions and mandates from the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jose Caprarulo had to reinvent himself at work – he needed to deepen his knowledge of non-destructive testing (NDT). He searched the internet intensely but did not find anything serious until he found The Advanced Industrial Radiographic Training Academy, from Carestream NDT and the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT).

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Registration

Call 218-270-3182 or email instructor@trainingndt.com to schedule digital 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.

Let us customize a training program that meets your requirements.

Digital Radiography Courses

Through a partnership with AINDT and Carestream NDT, our courses are designed to meet the industry’s demanding guidelines for digital radiography qualifications. We provide instruction for companies who want to transition from film radiography to digital radiography. This course is also a great match if you hope to expand your current knowledge of direct digital radiography, or if you plan to introduce a digital 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 digital radiography principles
  • DR system equipment standards
  • Calibration of DR equipment and measurement tools
  • Radiographic techniques with current technology
  • Parameters for software use to evaluate a digital image
  • Accurate constraints and capabilities of DR systems
  • Image processing methods using phosphor screens
  • Image modification to detect defects
  • Software analysis processes
  • Reporting best practices

Students are immersed in hands-on laboratory exercises, instructor lectures, quizzes, practice exams, software utilization, and much 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 training program is routinely recognized as the best in the industry by our students.

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40 Hour Online Course: $1,200 USD

Digital Detector Array Radiography

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 digital radiography techniques (i.e. CR, DR, CT), Digital Detector Array Technology, Digital Radiography system components, Digital Detector Array Properties, Digitization of Film, Image Acquisition, Digital Imaging, Processing Digital Images, Manipulation of Digital Images, Software functionality and familiarization, Standard Practices for DR, DDA performance and long-term stability, review of many ASTM Standards and Digital 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 instructor@trainingndt.com

Benefits of Digital Radiography

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

  • Cost savings, as you no longer need chemicals, frequent device maintenance, filing and mailing jackets
  • Efficiency in use of smaller spaces, 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 digital radiography images. Our instructors have expertise and experience in the field to provide comprehensive training. The lab sessions use updated digital X-ray radiography systems used in the real-world 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 digital 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 instructor@trainingndt.com

40 Hour Carestream Digital Training Dates
October 10th - 14th, 2022
December 5th - 9th, 2022
February 6th - 10th, 2023
April 3rd - 9th, 2023
June 5th - 9th, 2023
August 14th - 18th, 2023
October 9th - 13th, 2023
December 4th - 8th, 2023

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