The detector technology, also called direct radiography, makes use of a flat panel detector which directly records dose rate differences and transmits the information to a computer. There are two different systems that can be employed stationary (bunker or cabin) and portably.
Also, the installation is handled in a very similar way as in film technology, but with minor differences: the detector cannot be adjusted to curved surfaces. Compared to film or image plate technology, the exposure time is significantly lower.
There is no intermediate step of development and readout. Only a few seconds after completing the exposure process, the X-ray shot is displayed on the monitor. Once again, the digital image evaluation is executed on the monitor by means of a special program.