Computer Vision for X-ray Testing

... by Domingo Mery. Published by Springer in July 2015.

The book will be based on several papers that we published in the last years in this field. A selection of them is presented here. 


  1. Mery, D. (2013): X-ray Testing by Computer Vision. In Proceedings of 9th IEEE CVPR workshop on Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum (PBVS'2013). Jun, 24th. Portland, Oregon. (invited paper) [ PDF ]

  2. Mery, D. (2014): Computer Vision Technology for X-ray Testing. Insight (accepted February 2014). [ PDF ]

  3. Mery, D. (2013): X-ray Testing: The State of the Art, e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing, Vol. 18, No. 9, September 2013. [ PDF ]

  4. Mery, D.; Filbert, D.; Jaeger, Th. (2005): Image Processing for Fault Detection in Aluminum Castings. In "Analytical Characterization of Aluminum and Its Alloys", Chapter 16, pp 701-738, Ed. C.S. MacKenzie and G.E. Totten, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, Florida. [ PDF ]


  1. Carrasco, M.; Mery, D. (2011): Automatic Multiple View Inspection using Geometrical Tracking and Feature Analysis in Aluminum Wheels. Machine Vision and Applications, 22:157-170  [ PDF ]

  2. Pieringer, C.; Mery, D. (2010): Flaw Detection in Aluminum Die Castings Using Simultaneous Combination of Multiple Views. Insight, 52(10):548-552. [ PDF ]

  3. Mery, D. (2006): Automated Radioscopic Testing of Aluminium die Castings.  Materials Evaluation, 64(2):135-143. [ PDF ]

  4. Mery, D.; Hahn, D.; Hitschfeld N. (2005): Simulation of Defects in Aluminium Castings Using CAD Models of Flaws and Real X-ray Images. Insight, 47(10):618-624. [ PDF ] (Ron Halmshaw Award 2005).

  5. Ghoreyshi, A.; Vidal, R.; Mery, D. (2005): Segmentation of circular casting defects using a robust algorithm. Insight, 47(10):615-617. [ PDF ]

  6. Mery, D.; Chacón, M.; Muñoz, L.; González, L. (2005): Automated inspection of aluminium castings using fusion strategies.  Materials Evaluation,63(2):148-153. [ PDF ]

  7. Hernández, S.; Sáez, D.; Mery, D. (2004): Neuro-fuzzy method for automated defect detection of aluminium castings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3212: 826-833. [ PDF ]

  8. Mery, D.; da Silva, R.R.; Caloba, L.P.; Rebello, J.M.A. (2003): Pattern Recognition in the Automatic Inspection of Aluminium Castings. Insight, 45(7):431-439. [ PDF ]

  9. Mery, D. (2003): Crossing line profile: a new approach to detecting defects in aluminium castings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 2749: 725-732. [ PDF ]

  10. Mery, D.; Filbert, D. (2002): Automated Flaw Detection in Aluminum Castings Based on The Tracking of Potential Defects in a Radioscopic Image Sequence. IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 18(6):890-901. [ PDF ]


  1. Mery, D. (2011): Automated Detection of Welding Discontinuities without Segmentation. Materials Evaluation, June-2011:657-663. [ PDF ]

  2. Silva, R.; Mery, D. (2007): State-of-the-Art of Weld Seam Inspection by Radiographic Testing: Part II – Pattern Recognition. Materials Evaluation, 65(9):833-838. [ PDF ]

  3. Silva, R.; Mery, D. (2007): State-of-the-Art of Weld Seam Inspection by Radiographic Testing: Part I – Image Processing. Materials Evaluation, 65(6):643-647. [ PDF ]

  4. Carrasco, M.A.; Mery, D. (2004): Segmentation of welding defects using a robust algorithm. Materials Evaluation, 62(11):1142-1147. [ PDF ]

  5. Mery, D.; Berti, .M.A. (2003): Automatic Detection of Welding Defects using Texture Features. Insight, 45(10):676-681. [ PDF ]


  1. Mery, D. (2014): Inspection of Complex Objects Using Multiple X-ray Views. IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics (accepted March 2014). [ PDF ]

  2. Mery, D.; Riffo, V.; Mondragón, G.; Zuccar, I (2013): Detection of Regular Objects in Baggages using Multiple X-ray Views. Insight, 55(1):16-21. [ PDF ]

  3. Mery, D.; Riffo, V. (2013): Automated Object Recognition in Baggage Screening using Multiple X-ray Views. 52nd Annual Conference of the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing. Telford, UK, Sep. 10-12. [ PDF ]

  4. Mery, D.; Riffo, V.; Zuccar, I.; Pieringer, C. (2013): Automated X-ray object recognition using an efficient search algorithm in multiple views. In Proceedings of 9th IEEE CVPR workshop on Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum (PBVS'2013). Jun, 24th. Portland, Oregon. [ PDF ]

  5. Riffo, V.; Mery, D. (2012): Active X-ray testing of Complex Objects. Insight, 54(1):28-35. [ PDF ] 

  6. Mery, D. (2011): Automated Detection in Complex Objects using a Tracking Algorithm in Multiple X-ray Views. Proceedings of the 8th IEEE CVPR Workshop on Object Tracking and Classification Beyond the Visible Spectrum (OTCBVS 2011), pp. 41-48, Colorado Springs, USA. [ PDF ]


  1. Mery, D.; Lillo, I.; Loebel, H.; Riffo, V.; Soto, A.; Cipriano, A.; Aguilera, J.M. (2011):  Automated Fish Bone Detection using X-ray Testing. Journal of Food Engineering, 105(2011):485-492. [ PDF ]

  2. Mondragón, G.; Leiva, G.; Aguilera, J.M.; Mery, D. (2011): Automated detection of softening and hard columella in kiwifruits during postharvest using X-ray testing. Proceedings of International Congress on Engineering and Food. [ PDF ]