GE Measurement & Control Introduces First Industrial Computed Tomography (CT) Operator Training Course

GE Measurement & Control Introduces First Industrial CT Operator Training Course 32 KB

GE’s Inspection Academy provides the practical training needed to meet industry’s advancing technology and workforce development needs

SKANEATELES, NY - July 8, 2015 - GE’s Inspection Academy today introduced the first course of its kind to train operators for industrial computed tomography (CT). As advanced 3D technology becomes more prominent in industrial quality control and metrology, the demand for CT operators and analysts is surging. This new course offering for purchase from the GE Inspection Academy will help organizations meet their staffing and development needs and keep pace with technological innovation.

“CT provides a high-precision means to evaluating complex parts and assemblies in aviation and other industrial sectors, and GE is at the forefront in meeting the need for specialized CT training,” said Chuck Hellier, Vice President of NDT Classroom, and past National President of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). “CT is a cutting edge tool in nondestructive testing and will continue to make valuable contributions as additional applications are realized.”

Upon completion of this 40-hour course with hands-on practical application, participants fulfill Level III Scan Operator requirements as outlined by the Metals Affordability Initiative (MAI) guidance for affordable CT usage. Students will be prepared to complete the following tasks: 

  • Apply safety regulations for operation of ionizing radiation equipment.
  • Demonstrate the proper set-up and reconstruction of a CT scan.
  • Select CT scan parameters to optimize image quality for specific applications.
  • Perform corrective actions for image quality issues and artifacts, including Feldkamp artifacts, insufficient images, and beam hardening.
  • Perform calibrations for metrology measurements.
  • Perform system quality checks to comply with industrial standards.
  • Understand analysis software and advanced analysis possibilities for CT measurements.
  • Identify CT applications for castings, turbine blades, cylinder heads, and composites. 

“There is a pressing need to train operators who can achieve optimal and reliable CT results, as well as interpret those results to inform strategic, business-impacting decisions,” said John Prendergast, Product Manager for the GE Inspection Academy. “GE’s pioneering course will prepare CT users to seamlessly adapt to new technology and operate efficiently in industrial environments.”

Classroom and practical courses are held at GE Technology Solutions Centers in Lewistown, PA, USA; Wunstorf, Germany; and Shanghai, China. Custom, on-site courses at customer locations are available upon request.


About GE Measurement & Control

GE Measurement & Control is a leading innovator in advanced software and services; sensor-based measurement; non-destructive testing and inspection; flow and process control; turbine, generator and plant controls; and condition monitoring. Providing for the industrial health of our customers’ most critical assets, we deliver accuracy, productivity, predictive maintenance and safety to a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, metals and transportation. Through our advanced approach to connecting intelligent machines, big data and analytics, we help our customers navigate complex operations, tighter regulations and a growing skills gap; while improving asset and operational performance – ultimately driving better business outcomes. Headquartered in Boston, USA, Measurement & Control has more than 40 facilities in 25 countries and is part of GE Oil & Gas. For further information, visit

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For more information, contact:

Nate Pepper
GE Measurement & Control
T: 315-554-2039

Jackie D’Andrea
InkHouse, for GE
T: 781-966-4143