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Digital Radiography and PACS

Written with the radiography student in mind, Digital Radiography and PACS, 2nd Edition provides the latest information on digital imaging systems, including computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) as well as the data required by practicing technologists who are transitioning to digital imaging.


Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09637-9


  • 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
    1. Introduction to Digital Radiography and PACS
    Part II: Basic Principles of Digital Radiography
    2. Digital Image Characteristics
    3. Digital Radiographic Image Processing and Manipulation
    Part III: Digital Image Acquisition 
    4. Photostimulable Phosphor Image Capture
    5. Flat Panel Array Image Acquisition
    6. CCD/ CMOS Image Capture
    Part IV: PACS 
    7. Basic Computer Principles
    8. Networking and Communication Basics   
    9. PACS Fundamentals
    10. PACS Archiving and Peripherals  
    Part V: Quality Control and Quality Management
    11. Ensuring Quality in PACS
    12. Quality Acceptance Testing within Digital Projection Imaging


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