NIKU’s mobile and digital x-ray equipment is suitable for surveys in the field and collections, and provides a means of non-destructive analysis.

The equipment can be used on paintings, sculptures, buildings and buried finds. The method can be used on various materials such as canvas, wood, stone, metal, bone and plaster.



An x-ray survey can be carried out to survey the scope of damage to a sculpture that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

X-ray surveys of paintings enable you to see underlying layers of paint, which can provide important information about a painting’s date and history.

Since NIKU’s x-ray equipment is small and portable, it can also be used in the field to survey the structure of buildings.