R. P. Kruger University of California Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States) G. W. Wecksung University of California Loas Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States) R. A. Morris University of California Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)
A research and development program was begun two years ago at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) to study nonmedical applications of computed tomography. This program has several goals. The first goal was to develop the necessary reconstruction algorithms to accurately reconstruct cross sections of nonmedical industrial objects. The second goal was to be able to perform extensive tomographic simulations to determine the efficacy of tomographic reconstruction with a variety of hardware configurations. The final goal was to construct an inexpensive industrial prototype scanner with a high degree of design flexibility. This paper will describe the implementation of these program goals.