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Digital Radiography and PACS - Revised Reprint

Practical and comprehensive, this resource offers up-to-date coverage of computed radiography, digital radiography, and PACS. It explores the differences between conventional and digital imaging systems and how computed and digital radiography systems fit within the radiology department. State-of-the art information on image acquisition, exposure guidelines, and quality control help you obtain the best possible radiographs. You'll also learn about PACS workstations, archiving, film digitization, image printing, and more. For this revised reprint, we have updated Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 12. In Chapter 4, revisions have been made to the Digitizing the Signal and Speed Class sections. In Chapter 5, revisions have been made to the Imaging Plate Selection, Grid Selection, and Automatic Data Recognition sections. In Chapter 6, the Indirect Conversion, CsI Detectors, Detective Quantum Efficiency, and Spatial Resolution sections have been revised. In Chapter 12, the Quality Control Standards section has been revised.

Paperback, 240 Pages

Published: July 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07221-2


  • Digital radiography and PACS.
    Carter, Christi E. and Beth L. Veale.
    Elsevier Mosby, c2008
    978-0-323-04444-8 RC78 $54.95 (pa)
    This text for entry-level radiography students covers the latest digital imaging systems, including computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and picture archival and communication systems (PACS). It offers concise, step-by-step image acquisition guidelines for CR, DR, and PACS workstations, as well as detailed exposure guidelines and quality control practices for obtaining the best possible radiographs. Effective techniques for digitizing film, printing images, and preparing image files are described. Learning features include chapter objectives, key terms, summaries, and review questions. A glossary and an abbreviation table are also included. The art program features b&w radiographic images and photos of equipment. Although the book is intended for entry-level radiography students, it will benefit anyone who needs to understand why digital imaging works. Carter directs the Radiologic Sciences Program at Brookhaven College. Veale teaches radiologic sciences at Midwestern State University.


  • Part I Introduction
    Ch 1 Comparison of conventional and digital systems

    Part II Basic Principles
    Ch 2 Basic Computer Concepts
    Ch 3 Networking Basics

    Part III Digital Radiographic Image Acquisition and Processing
    Ch 4 Cassette-based Equipment
    Ch 5 Cassette-based Image Acquisition
    Ch 6 Cassetteless Equipment and Image Acquisition
    Ch 7 Digital Radiographic Image Processing and Manupulation

    Part IV PACS
    Ch 8 PACS Workstations
    Ch 9 Image Archiving Solutions
    Ch 10 Digitizing, Printing and Burning

    Part V Quality Control and Quality Management
    Ch 11 Ensuring Quality in PACS
    Ch 12 Total Quality Management

    Abbreviation Table


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