The ECS-3 high-speed, hand-held rotating eddy current scanner and scanner system was designed for ease of use and interpretation. Set-up is quick and easy. A full C-scan image displays the scanned surface in color or gray-scale, mirroring the surface and subsurface, to provide ease of interpretation and reduce the chance of interpretive error. The scanner system consists of the ECS-3 scanner, US-454A EddyView laptop, and ECS-3 imaging software. The system provides real-time imaging of diverse conductive metals clearly showing surface and subsurface material conditions and discontinuities.