Digital Radiography and PACS

Digital Radiography and PACS

3rd Edition - March 7, 2018

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  • Authors: Christi Carter, Beth Veale
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323547598
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323547581

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Written with the radiography student in mind, Digital Radiography and PACS, 3rd Edition addresses today’s digital imaging systems, including computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). This new edition incorporates the latest technical terminology and has been updated to reflect the 2017 ASRT Core Curriculum guidelines. It includes tips on acquiring, processing, and producing clear radiographic images, performing advanced image processing and manipulation functions on CR/DR workstations, storing images with PACS workstations, and a guide to quality control and management. Coauthored by radiography educators Christi Carter and Beth Veale, this text is designed to help you produce clear radiographic images and learn to provide safe archiving solutions.

Key Features

  • Coverage of digital imaging and PACS is provided at the right level for student radiographers and for practicing technologists transitioning to digital imaging.
  • Chapter outlines, learning objectives, and key terms at the beginning of each chapter introduce the chapter content, and help you organize study and boost comprehension.
  • Bulleted summaries recap the main points of each chapter, ensuring that you focus on the most important concepts.
  • Review questions at the end of the chapters are linked to the chapter objectives and help you assess your understanding of the material.

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
    11. Medical Informatics
    Part V: Quality Control and Quality Management
    12. Ensuring Quality in PACS
    13. Quality Acceptance Testing within Digital Projection Imaging

    Abbreviation Table

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2018
  • Published: March 7, 2018
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323547598
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323547581

About the Authors

Christi Carter

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty Director, Radiologic Science, Brookhaven College, Texas

Beth Veale

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences, Midwestern State University, Texas

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