What is XTK®?

  • Radiograph acquisition and processing software designed specifically for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Public Safety Bomb Technicians.
  • Supports image acquisition from most commercial x-ray hardware.
  • Provides image enhancement, measurement, and markup tools through a modern, touch-friendly and user-friendly interface.
  • Provides a common tool that can be used by the entire EOD community.
  • Free to all US government entities and available to foreign EOD users for a small per user fee.
  • Developed by Sandia National Laboratories for the United States Government under funding from NNSA.

Scanner Integration


The imaging system can produce x-ray images in standard formats (TIF or JPG) that can be opened with XTK.

Optionally the user can send images directly from the vendor software to XTK with a shared folder or a button.


The imaging system can be selected in XTK, a scan can be initiated and the image returned back to the operator.

In some cases control will switch to the vendor software when operating the equipment.


The imaging system fully supports the XTK Unified Scan Control, and can take full advantage of all XTK features.

DR Systems
Manufacturer Model(s) Compatible Integrated Unified Notes
3DX-RAY ThreatScan
Carestream HPX In Development
Cuattro Requires Cuattro Security Software
Kodex Merlin Full Integration Coming Soon
Leidos XPose XP
Micro-X In Development, Backscatter Capabilities
Scanna ScanSilc EOD
SmartRayVision SRV 2X,3X Full Integration Coming Soon
NOVO-DR Rover, Shadow Requires NOVO-TOUCH Software & License
Pacific NDT EzCR, EzDR, PiX Series In Development
Teledyne ICM Flatscan Series, TactX Series Requires SHERLOCK Security Software
Vidisco FlashX, Alpha, Guardian Requires Xbit Software & License

CR (film) Systems
Manufacturer Model(s) Compatible Integrated Unified Notes
Leidos RTR-5
Logos T-Series "Breadmaker"
Scanna CR35
ScanX 12, 14, Scout
NexRay MMX/FPX, Mini, Nano, Max
VMI Requires iScan Software
Any TWAIN Interface i.e. Logos DCR810


XTK® is built on an industry leading fully-featured image processing engine to provide the EOD community with the most desired and useful functions.

  • Standardized, optimized scanner-independent workflows help reduce complexity and training burden for radiography operations.
  • Support for a variety of image types, including TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, and BMP.
  • Support for 16bit grayscale images.

Image Processing

  • Auto Enhance
  • Manual Histogram Manipulation
  • Adaptive Histogram Equalization
  • Global Histogram Equalize
  • Color Processing and Black Body
  • Emboss
  • Sharpen
  • Edge Detection
  • Region of Interest Processing


XTK® allows you to compute the magnification factor in several ways:
  • From 'Source to Imager' and 'Target to Imager' distances
  • From a standard fiducial (such as the tungsten ball)
  • From an object of known length


  • Set the mosaic spacing
  • Adjust offset and rotation of each panel
  • Stitch the panels together into a single image
  • Un-stitch a mosaic (if you have the original panel images)


XTK® includes Grid-Aim.
  • Aim a disruptor at an identified target
  • Uses a special Grid-Board and Source/Disruptor co-location hardware

Pulse Calculation

XTK® includes a pulse calcuation tool, called Dose Calculator.

  • Select your scanner and source type
  • Enter setup distances and intermediate materials
  • Dose Calculator computes the number of X-Ray pulses required to get a good image
  • Estimate equivalent thicknesses of various shielding materials

Incident Manager

XTK® includes Incident Manager to help you stay organized.

  • Organize your images and other files
  • Drag & drop with Windows or email programs
  • Import and export entire folders at once with optional file compression

3D Visualizer

XTK® includes a 3D Visualizer to help improve situational awareness and planning.

  • Requires two orthogonal views of the same object
  • Select the container and objects of interest in each view
  • View the approximate 3D location and size

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10 (version 1607 or later), 11
  • 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 4GB RAM (16GB for large mosaics)
  • 5000MB of hard drive space
Note that these are minimum requirements, if you are doing any kind of large or multiple image processing (i.e. mosaics) you will need more RAM to avoid system instability.