Scanx Scout

ScanX Scout is a high performance portable digital X-ray system combining high sensitivity flexible film plates, a rugged battery powered image plate reader and a laptop for detailed forensic level X-ray inspection across the full spectrum of defence and security applications.

ScanX Scout image plates are very thin and flexible for easy access into confined areas and or wrapping around objects of interest. The image plates are available in a range of sizes and can be used individually or mounted in multiple combinations to investigate larger objects.
CR X-ray image plates require no cables nor batteries for use and the entire X-ray operation from setting up the scanner, placing the X-ray plate, X-ray acquisition and image plate
scanning can be completed in less than 2 minutes.
Plates can be used over 1000 times and can be erased during the scanning process to allow immediate reuse.
The ScanX Scout Image Plate Reader scans the plates either on mains or battery power to produce ultra high resolution X-ray images in as little as 35 seconds. Its ability to reveal fine wire and electronic component detail makes it an invaluable system for those needing to make fast accurate decisions in the field and equally for lab-based orensic and analytical tasks.

Key features

  • Portable and easy to set up and use in less than 2 minutes
  • Thin Flexible Image plates in a range of sizes from 18 x 24 cm up to 43 x 35 cm
  • Custom image plates 35 cm x almost any length
  • Image Resolution from 130 – 50 microns and 5 line pairs minimum
  • Scan and erase the reusable plates in a single pass
  • Battery Powered for mobile field operations

X-ray Generators
Works with most portable x-ray sources including the Golden XR150, golden XR200, golden XRS-3 and also recommended continuous x-ray sources


  • IED Search and Investigation
  • Contraband Detection
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Electronic Countermeasures
  • Aerospace/Automotive Inspection
  • Castings
  • Electronic Components
  • Museum Conservation / Art studies

Image processing features
ScanX Scout uses our powerful ScanView software to give you a range of image manipulation options to get all the detail out of your x-ray image. Features include Zoom, inverse Image, b/w, pseudo colour, pseudo 3D, contrast enhancement, clean image, rotation, distance, measure and show gradients.

A range of annotation tools allow you to insert text, notes and highlight suspect areas.

Database features
ScanView’s database software allows you to store and manage images using searchable fields. Raw and Stored images can be immediately exported by email or across a network.

Equipment Service and Support
Our comprehensive equipment support packages provide you with a range of service options to support your equipment in the field and ensure its reliability and performance.

Standard System Configuration

  • Digital Image Plate
  • ScanX Scout Image Plate Reader
  • XRS-3 X-ray generator
  • Spare generator battery
  • High specification laptop
  • Scanview security imaging software
  • USB Data Cable
  • ScanX Battery Charging Cable
  • Transit Case

ScanX Scout Digital Image Plate Specifications

Plate Dimensions (x-ray imaging area)

  • 18 x 24 cm
  • 24 x 30 cm
  • 30 x 40 cm
  • 35 x 43 cm
  • 35 x 90 cm
  • 35 x 130 cm

Max width of image plates: 35 cm.
Max length of image plates: 1.5m

Thickness: < 1 mm

Scantime:            35-60 seconds
Resolution:          130-100 microns
Dynamic Range: 16 bit

ScanX Scout Image Plate Processor
Size and Weight
Size: 40 x 45 x 40.6 cm ( 15.5” x 18” x 16”)
Weight: 21 kgs with battery. 19 kgs without battery

Power Supply: 24 V DC

Laser: Class 1 Laser Product FDA HHS 21 CFR 1040.10 and IEC 60825-1

X-ray Generators
XRS-3 supplied with standard system configuration
Dimensions:      35.6 cm x 11.5 cm x 19 cm (14” x 4.5” x 7.5”)
Weight:              5.5 kgs (12 lbs)
Penetration:       26mm steel
Photon Energy: 270 Kv

See X-Ray generator pages for specifications of alternative x-ray sources.

Standard Laptop 

• 15.4″ WXGA Screen (1280×800) Glare / WSXGA+ (1680×1050) Glare
• Intel P8400 Core 2 Duo 2.26Ghz 1066FSB 3MB Mobile
• Vidia GeForce Go 9600M GT 512MB Video
• 2Gb DDR2 800 Memory
• Serial ATA Hard Drive, up to 500GB
• 160Gb Hard Disk Drive
• DVD+/- RW Drive
• Card Reader
• Optional 802.11n Wireless LAN
• RJ-45, USB, VGA
• 10/100 LAN
• Windows 7 Professional (English

Scanview image processing features

  • Zoom, inverse Image, b/w, pseudo colour, pseudo 3D, contrast enhancement, clean image, rotation, distance, measure and show gradients.
  • A range of annotation tools: Insert text, notes and highlight suspect areas.
  • Image Database and Incident Management Tools