In the interest of saving as much historic fabric as possible and not altering or scarring historic materials as a result of investigative probes, architectural conservators look to nondestructive testing methods for the evaluation and identification of materials, conditions and alterations made to structures over time. As the answers to these and many other questions are typically concealed in a historic structure, nondestructive techniques of investigation are a necessity, but few are available. Digital radioscopy is one of those techniques. The goal of this work was to advance the use of digital radioscopy for assessing wood in historic structures.
This research was made possible through Grant MT-2210-03-NC-07 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).