Washington Center for X-ray and Imaging Technology (WACXIT)

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Industrial Computed Tomography provides non-invasive and none-destructive three-dimensional characterization and visualization of the internal features of solid objects. The FLASHCT (Flat Panel Amorphous Silicon High-Resolution Computed Tomography) scanner at Washington State University involves a system developed by HYTEC Sensors and Imaging Group, Inc. (HYSIG) located in Los Alamos, NM as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Los Alamos National Laboratory in the mid-1990s. The X-ray CT system, consisting of two X-ray sources, is housed in the Engineering Teaching Research Laboratories building (ETRL-16) and meets all of the Radiation Safety Standards established by the State of Washington and the Radiation safety Office at Washington State University more

Software Description

FlashCT Softwares
  • FlashCT DAQ for data acquisition.
  • FlashCT DPS for data processing.
  • FlashCT Viz for data visualization.
Post Image Processing Softwares
  • Any Compatible image post-processing software can be used.


The cost of scanning services has been established by Washington State University. The charge per hour depends on the project type. Charges for projects funded by federal grants and for Washington State University collaborators are significantly lower and receive preferred scheduling. For continuous projects or projects involving mulitple samples, WAXCIT can provide a one time free scan to justify its use or help obtain funding for detailed study. However, payments must be  made to WACXIT if results of this trial scan are to be included in any kind of research outcome. Please contact the director or WACXIT, Dr. Balasingam Muhunthan, for detailed information.

WAXCIT Testing Request Form

Acknowledgment :  This facility was realized by a grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and a gift from the Murdoch Trust Foundation. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, PO Box 642910, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-2910,(509) - 335 1917, Contact Us