Future Direction of Radiographic Education

Although many of the methods and techniques developed over a century ago remain in use, computer imaging without the aid of film has replaced most radiographic inspections. The future of radiography will likely see many more changes.

Radiographers are now capturing images in digital form and sending them to the customer when the inspection has been completed. Film evaluation has given way to computer imaging systems. Systems will be able to scan a part and present a three-dimensional image to the radiographer, helping him or her to locate the defect within the part.