Digital Radiography and PACS - Revised Reprint - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323072212, 9780323072960

Digital Radiography and PACS - Revised Reprint

1st Edition

Authors: Christi Carter Beth Veale
eBook ISBN: 9780323072960
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 28th July 2009
Page Count: 240

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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.

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

Abbreviation Table


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About the Author

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


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.