Radiography and scanner

Principle of radiography : X-rays are short wavelength electromagnetic radiations passing through material bodies more or less easily depending on their density. Radiography is used principally for paintings.

For all 3-dimensional items, it is preferable to use the SCANNER which makes it possible to obtain a 3-dimensional and therefore more easily intrepretable image (CT: computed tomography, TDM: tomodensitometry)

Radiography and scanner can be applied to all kinds of objects.
These devices allow to reveal:

  • Manufacture and assembling modes
  • Objects appearing inside other items
  • The pictorial technique of the artists (cf. lead white use)
  • Fissures
  • Reconstituted parts