Digital imaging is transforming our world by reducing the cost of storage, making it easy to share and compare imaging information and enabling quantitative image analysis. The DICONDE® standard was developed to enable the Non-Destructive Testing/Evaluation (NDT or NDE) community to realize these benefits and participate in this digital transformation.

Why Adopt DICONDE?

  • Eliminates the cost of purchasing, managing, processing and storing film.
  • Enables sharing of inspection data among DICONDE compliant devices and systems.
  • Enables access to digital NDT image data from any location.
  • Allows electronic search, retrieval and comparison of historical inspection data.
  • Enables digital storage of all test data in a common, electronically accessible archive

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Products that Speed Development

NDT imaging systems and hardware component vendors, systems integrators and service providers can all reduce the design and development cycle for implementing DICONDE in NDT modalities and imaging systems as well as for NDT digital imaging software applications and integrated systems.

Our DICONDE-enabled software development toolkit and utility software enable full DICONDE connectivity to be easily implemented in an NDT digital imaging modality, hardware component control software or application. Our suite of DICONDE utilities provides a range of advanced capabilities to effectively develop, test and manage DICONDE communications within and among NDT digital imaging systems.




ASTM Subcommittee E07.11 on Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) is guiding development of standards designed to provide a universally compatible image data format that allows nondestructive evaluation (NDE) manufacturers and users to share image data. ASTM’s standard E-2339 is based on the American College of Radiology (ACR)/National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) medical imaging standard: DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine). DICONDE harmonizes with the DICOM standard and encompasses all NDE specific imaging methods and technologies, such as infrared thermography, ultrasound, digital and computed radiography, computed tomography, eddy current, and acoustic emission; it provides standardized acquisition, storage, reporting and communication formats for the acquired data.

To find out more, visit the ASTM web site to read detailed information about the DICONDE standard.

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DICONDE is a specialized version of DICOM which is a standardized and widely used file format and communications protocol that's not just for medical imaging anymore.