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Analysis of a high-resolution computed radiography imaging plate versus conventional screen-film radiography for neonatal intensive care unit applications
Author(s): Katherine P. Andriole; Charles A. Gooding; Robert G. Gould; H. K. Huang
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Paper Abstract

The image quality of a special high-resolution computed radiography (CR) imaging plate is compared with that of conventional screen-film radiography via measurements of physical factors related to the signal and noise of each detector system. Physical parameters reflecting image contrast, spatial resolution and signal-to-noise characteristics are measured as a function of radiation dose for each detector configuration. Standard signal detector configurations for the acquisition of plain film and CR images are compared with those from a modified film cassette containing both a CR plate and conventional screen-film for a dual-image recording technique. The modified dual detector film cassette configuration allows for a single-exposure, simultaneous acquisition of images for the direct clinical comparison of conventional screen- film and CR radiographs. The small physical size of the newborn chest and the types of lung processes that must be evaluated in the critical care neonate present a particular challenge to the spatial resolution limitations of CR. The clinical utility of the special high-resolution CR plate is assessed for such neonatal intensive care unit applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2163, Medical Imaging 1994: Physics of Medical Imaging, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174288
Show Author Affiliations
Katherine P. Andriole, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Charles A. Gooding, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Robert G. Gould, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
H. K. Huang, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2163:
Medical Imaging 1994: Physics of Medical Imaging
Rodney Shaw, Editor(s)

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