Course Summary

Radiographic Interpretation


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RT Interpretation Principle

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RT Interpretation Result


  • The course is suitable for:
  • • Radiographers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who wish to interpret radiographs but do not have a good understanding of the principles of radiography.

    • Course Content:
    • • This course designed for personnel responsible for judging the quality of radiograph and reaching informed decisions regarding the identity and extent of the defects revealed.
    • • Training in radiographic interpretation provides essential knowledge on radiographic theory and practice to enable interpreters to judge radiographic quality and practical interpretation of welds and castings respectively.
    • • Principles of X- and gamma-radiography; equipment; safety; selection of films and screens; exposure; processing; characteristics of the image; choice of technique; relevant standards; sensitivity, factors affecting the quality of radiographs.
    • • The course ends with the certificate examination.
    • • Training in accordance with requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

      • Certification/Awarding Body:
      • • CSWIP

        • Course Objectives:
        • • To explain the basic theory of radiography
        • • To state origin of defects
        • • To state basic radiation safety principles
        • • To explain principles relating to selection of films, energy levels and techniques
        • • To evaluate radiographic sensitivity
        • • To recognise and differentiate between film artefacts and defect indicators
        • • To interpret radiographs
        • • To meet the syllabus of CSWIP Level 2