Digital Diagnostic Imaging

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-10-01
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Digital imaging is probably the most important development in radiology since the discovery of X-rays over 100 years ago. This book provides a comprehensive guide to all the major issues relating to digital imaging at a practical level, appropriate to users of this modality. The book presents a clear, illustrated and referenced explanation of popular digital imaging modalities (including MRI, CT and RNI), with coverage of image capture and processing techniques, quality assurance, industry standards, sampling and quantisation procedures, picture Archival Communication Systems (PACs), confidentiality and transparency issues.The authors have been delivering Digital Imaging programmes to undergraduate and postgraduate students for a number of years and have a strong domestic and international publication record in journals.

Table of Contents

Computer in Digital Imaging Introduction to Computers Hardware Software Getting Started Terminology and Keywords
The Digital Image Introduction to the Digital Image What Does Digital Mean Density, Resolution, Spatial Resolution and SNR Qualities of the Digital Image
Image Acquisition
Principles of Digital Image Acquisition
Direct to Digital Technologies
Digital Fluroscopy
Image Capture Devices
Computed Tomography RHI MRI US
Image Storage Introduction into Digital Storage Introduction to Image Files Principles of Digital Image Storage Working Image Storage Permanent Image Storage
Image Display Introduction to Digital Image Display The Cathode Ray Tube Liquid Crystal Display Laser Imaging
Digital Image Processing Introduction to Digital Image Processing Image Enhancement Image Analysis Image Synthesis Image Data Processing Image Compression
Picture Archiving and Communication
Components of a PACS
Clinical Impact
Teleradiology and Telemedicine History of Electronic Medical Communication Teleradiology Telemedicine Links Importance of Telemedicine to the Non-Radiology Department Design Criteria and Standards Procedure and Protocols Cost of Implementation Confidentiality and Legal Issues
Quality Control for Digital Radiology Equipment What is Quality Control Image Acquisition Image Storage and Display Image Transmission
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