ASTM E2033 - 99(2013)

    Standard Practice for Computed Radiology (Photostimulable Luminescence Method)

    Active Standard ASTM E2033 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The X-, gamma-ray detector discussed in this practice is a storage phosphor imaging plate, hereafter referred to as SPIP. The SPIP, which is the key component in the CR process, differentiates CR from other radiologic methods. This practice is written so that it can be specified on the engineering drawing, specification, or contract and must be supplemented by a detailed procedure (see Section 6 and Annex A1 and Annex A2).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice2 covers application details for computed radiology (CR) examination using a process in which photostimulable luminescence is emitted by the penetrating radiation detector, a storage phosphor imaging plate (SPIP). Because the techniques involved and the applications for CR examination are diverse, this practice is not intended to be limiting or restrictive, but rather to address the general applications of the technology and thereby facilitate its use. Refer to Guides E94 and E2007, Terminology E1316, and Practices E747 and E1025, and 21 CFR 1020.40 and 29 CFR 1910.96 for additional information and guidance.

    1.2 The general principles discussed in this practice apply broadly to penetrating radiation CR systems. However, this document is written specifically for use with X-ray and gamma-ray systems. Other CR systems, such as those employing neutrons, will involve equipment and application details unique to such systems.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific safety statements, see Section 10 and 21 CFR 1020.40 and 29 CFR 1910.96.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E94 Guide for Radiographic Examination

    E747 Practice for Design, Manufacture and Material Grouping Classification of Wire Image Quality Indicators (IQI) Used for Radiology

    E1025 Practice for Design, Manufacture, and Material Grouping Classification of Hole-Type Image Quality Indicators (IQI) Used for Radiology

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    E1453 Guide for Storage of Magnetic Tape Media that Contains Analog or Digital Radioscopic Data

    E1475 Guide for Data Fields for Computerized Transfer of Digital Radiological Examination Data

    E1817 Practice for Controlling Quality of Radiological Examination by Using Representative Quality Indicators (RQIs)

    E2007 Guide for Computed Radiography

    ASNT Standards

    ANSI/ASNT-CP-189 Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel

    Federal Standards

    Title21,CFR1020.40 Safety Requirements of Cabinet X-Ray Systems Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.

    Title29,CFR1910.96 Ionizing Radiation

    AIA Standard

    NAS-410 Certification and Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel Available from Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., 1250 Eye St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2033

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2033-99(2013), Standard Practice for Computed Radiology (Photostimulable Luminescence Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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