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Varex Imaging

Varex Imaging addresses many types of threats by providing cargo screening system manufacturers and others with products for high-energy X-ray imaging. Varex Imaging specialized linear accelerators are at the heart of cargo screening operations in some of the world’s major ports. Weapons — as well as stowaways, illegal drugs, and other contraband — are often detected in containers scanned by authorities using Varex Imaging equipped systems.

Varex Imaging also provides high energy state-of-the-art industrial X-Ray inspection equipment for the inspection of rocket motors, turbine blades, engine castings and other critically manufactured parts. Varex Imaging X-ray computed tomography (CT) systems, detectors, and software provide integrated solutions for even the most challenging industrial inspection needs.

Varex Imaging – Formerly a part of Varian Medical System

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1678 South Pioneer Road
Salt Lake City



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X-ray Linear Accelerators

Varex Imaging, Medical Systems’ high-energy X-ray linear accelerators can be found in most of the cargo screening systems in use throughout the world. These accelerators can reliably generate the energy required …

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Cargo Screening Detectors

Varex Imaging supplies both linear and panel detectors for cargo screening and industrial X-ray imaging applications. Linear Detectors Varex Imaging linear X-ray detector arrays are designed for the security and industrial …

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Industrial CT Scanning Services

Through our Lincolnshire, Illinois office, Varex Imaging provides X-ray CT and digital radiography scanning services on a per-part or per-job basis. Our 225 kV microfocus and 450 kV standard focus …

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Technical Papers

Industry standards for the X-ray inspection of cargo

Innovative technology for the non-intrusive inspection of cargo and vehicles has rapidly emerged over the last decade to become a significant factor in port and border protection and homeland security. Several hundred high-energy mobile and fixed-site X-ray inspection stations are deployed throughout the world to examine passenger cars, trucks, trains, and shipping containers that transport goods bound for international destinations. Behind the scenes, cargo screening technology continues to be a story of innovation and change, driven by keen competition and a common mission to improve global security.

Optimising a layered port security system

Today, there are many different security inspection technologies available. These technologies may be combined in an attempt to achieve a better result. How the systems are combined strongly affects the results achieved, and different applications may require different combinations. This paper will examine several examples.

The economics of cargo screening

For centuries, nations engaged in trade with other countries have needed to inspect incoming cargo, primarily to collect duties and to ensure that undesirable and illegal cargo is excluded from import. The techniques and technology, primarily manual inspection guided by intelligence, evolved little until the use of X-rays in the early 20th Century. X-rays allowed a look inside the container and provided a picture for comparison with declared contents.

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