Key Features

  • Discusses the similarities and differences between conventional and digital systems.
  • Introduces basic computer components and networking concepts for a solid foundation in the principles of computing.
  • Provides balanced coverage of computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and PACS systems.
  • Includes step-by-step guidance for acquiring, processing, and producing radiographic images using CR/DR technologies.
  • Explores the CR/DR quality workstation, as well as advanced image processing and manipulation functions available on many of the latest CR/DR workstations.
  • Offers complete coverage of PACS workstations, archiving solutions, and system architectures, including information on film digitization, printing images, and preparing image files.
  • Provides comprehensive quality control and management guidelines for PACS, CR, and DR.
  • Chapter objectives, chapter summaries, key terms, and review questions reinforce key concepts and help you retain and recall important information.

Table of Contents

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

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

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About the authors

Christi Carter

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty Director, Radiologic Science, Brookhaven College, TX

Beth Veale

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences, Midwestern State University, TX