Computed tomography (CT) uses irradiation to produce 3D internal and external representations of scanned objects. The beginnings of CT scanning technology date back to the early 1970s. Although it was originally developed for medical imaging, CT is now used in a wide array of industrial applications including flaw detection, failure analysis, metrology, assembly analysis and reverse engineering.
A leading technology in the medical field since the 1970s, CT scanning is now taking its rightful place as a powerful observational tool in the industrial realm. A CT scan is a three-dimensional density map of any object that can be penetrated by the beam.