Radiography is going Digital
Physical film archives need to be digitized and preserved – some industries keep data for two years; in others, there are legal requirements to maintain data for 50 years or more. The DICONDE standard ensures data that is vendor agnostic; a NDT Vault enables inspectors to share data with others located outside their organization and to view NDT images.
Benefits of Going Digital
If you currently store your radiographic film files on site, the first and most obvious effect of eliminating the film files is the improved use of space. If you rent storage facility space off-site, digitizing your radiographic film archives eliminates the ongoing rental fee for the space.
In addition digital radiographs:
- Streamline work flow, because there is no longer the need to physically file and retrieve the film as it is needed for review, referral or comparison.
- Provide a low-cost and efficient way to store, view, duplicate, share and distribute X-rays.
- Free up physical office space and even allows for less square footage or takes away the need to rent storage space. This change can vastly reduce overhead expenses.
- Cut down on operational costs, because of lessened storage retrieval costs.
- Allow resource allocation, which can provide the opportunity to grow your business while remaining efficient and customer oriented.
Taking your X-Ray Film Digital
Whether you’re a user of Medical X-rays or of Industrial X-rays, there are benefits to be gained by eliminating your old X-ray films and going digital. But before you can reap those benefits, you have to decide just exactly how you’re going to get from film to digital.
Read more about X-Ray film digitizing service supplied by our partner A27 Consulting to outsource your large and small X-ray scanning projects and about how working with a NDT Vault platform enables image and data management.