Medical Imaging Being Used to Test Pipelines in the Ocean

Just as radiologists use X-rays to look for broken bones inside the body, engineers are exploring the use of similar technology to see if it can spot microscopic cracks and corrosion in underwater pipelines. Engineers at GE Healthcare, GE Oil & Gas, Oceaneering and BP decided to take apart GE’s medical X-ray detector, reconfigured it and put it back together inside a high-tech rugged case designed to protect it from sea water and pressure.

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