A Computerized Tomography scanner or CT-scanner is non-invasive and non-contact diagnostic tool used as a common make-visible tool by most middle and larger hospitals. It uses X-Rays for transmitting the human body and sophisticated mathematics for calculating the density of the object irradiated. The 2D pictures of organs, tissue, veins and other objects in the human body are well known to most people in the Western World.
Compared to normal radiography, CT visualizes the human interior with less artifacts, shadow pictures etc.. and higher sensitivity. The acquired body radiation dose is normally lower.
But CT can be used for industrial purposes as well. An industrial CT scanner was developed for the inspection of nuclear fuel elements by NRG The Netherlands. This work was initiated by the first industrial tomographic scanner for non-radioactive objects in the Netherlands developed at DNV/Kema in Arnhem.
- first industrial tomographic scanner in The Netherlands