Upon completion of this 40 hour course with hands-on practical application, participants will meet Level III Scan Operator requirements as outlined by the Metals Affordability Initiative (MAI) guidance for affordable CT usage, and will be prepared to:
Apply safety regulations for operation of ionizing radiation equipment.
Demonstrate the proper set-up and reconstruction of a CT scan.
Select CT scan parameters to optimize image quality for specific applications.
Perform corrective actions for image quality issues and artifacts, including Feldkamp artifacts, insufficient images, and beam hardening.
Perform calibrations for metrology measurements.
Perform system quality checks to comply with industrial standards.
Understand analysis software and advanced analysis possibilities for CT measurements.
Identify CT applications for castings, turbine blades, automotive parts, composites, additive manufacturing, electronics, advanced materials, biological and geophysical specimens, and paleontology.