The goal of this work is to provide bomb squad units with innovative algorithms for the automatic detection and highlight of blasting caps and other components within x-ray imagery. In this paper, an integrated image processing algorithm, referred to as X-ray Interpreter (XI) is presented that autonomously analyzes data collected by an x-ray imager. The algorithm detects and recognizes a blasting cap of reference in the image, and highlights its location whenever present. This process will assist the operator to focus more on regions within the regions within the image that are highlighted by the algorithm. Examples of applying the algorithm to real data are shown along with performance measure curves for detection and false alarm probabilities.