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Method of determining a content of a nuclear waste container

United States Patent

April 22, 2003
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A method and apparatus are provided for identifying contents of a nuclear waste container. The method includes the steps of forming an image of the contents of the container using digital radiography, visually comparing contents of the image with expected contents of the container and performing computer tomography on the container when the visual inspection reveals an inconsistency between the contents of the image and the expected contents of the container.
Bernardi; Richard T. (Prospect Heights, IL), Entwistle; David (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Bio-Imaging Research, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL)
09/ 648,676
August 25, 2000
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-90ER80893 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.