We designed and built a diagnostic based on a cathodoluminescent screen for the detection of turbulent plasma structures with high spatial resolution. The screen is coated with a low threshold energy cathodoluminescent powder that emits light when exposed to a plasma. The emitted light is imaged with a fast frame camera combined with an image intensifier and an optical bandpass filter. The diagnostic is used to study turbulent structures and seeded blobs. The results are analyzed with pattern recognition algorithms to track the turbulent structures and study their evolution in time.