GLOSSARY: X-ray Systems

X-Ray Systems use penetrating X-rays or gamma radiation to capture images of the internal structure of a part or finished product. The density and composition of the internal features being scanned will alter the intensity or density of the transmitted X-rays. These alterations, in turn, are captured by X-ray systems, which produce a radiographic image. X-ray systems could be used to describe a very wide range of products; items in this grouping can generally be placed into one of four groups: computer tomography systems, film based systems, X-ray generators and sources, and microfocus systems.