Digital Radiography and PACS - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323086448, 9780323096379

Digital Radiography and PACS

2nd Edition

Authors: Christi Carter Beth Veale
Paperback ISBN: 9780323086448
eBook ISBN: 9780323096379
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 20th September 2013


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.

Key Features

  • Coverage of digital imaging and PACS is at just the right level for student radiographers and practicing technologists who are transitioning to digital imaging.
  • Chapter outlines, learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter orient readers to the chapter content and assist with organizing study and comprehension.
  • Bulleted summaries recap the main points of the chapter, ensuring you focus on the most important concepts conveyed by the chapter.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter are linked to the chapter objectives.

Table of Contents

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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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.