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Clinical and technical problems related to acquisition of high resolution videofluorographic images
Author(s): David M. Hynes; Ernest W. Edmonds; John A. Rowlands; B. D. Toth; Anthony J. Porter
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Paper Abstract

Teleradiology has been discussed for many years yet its use to thte has been limited. An important factor is the need for adequate image quality so that a diagnosis can be made with confidence. We have developed several generations of digital fluoroscopic units. We now operate four digital fluoroscopic x-ray rooms using large field-ofview intensifiers (40 cm) pulsed progressive readout TV technology and matrix sizes of 1024 X 1024 pixels. This paper will describe how the problems have been addressed. Fluoroscopy is a key component of the imaging armamentarium and digitization of the fluoroscopic image was a major image acquisition problem which has been overcome. The necessary technology with some examples of clinical reluctance will be presented to demonstrate that the digital fluorographic image (videofluorograph) is now ready for teleradiology and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). We believe that this technology is appropriate for the front-end of a practical teleradiology system. We also briefly discuss the problems in telefluoroscopy. 1.

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Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1355, Telecommunication for Health Care: Telemetry, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23861
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David M. Hynes, Saint Joseph's Health Ctr. (Canada)
Ernest W. Edmonds, Mohawk College and McMaster Univ. (Canada)
John A. Rowlands, St. Joseph's Health Ctr. and Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
B. D. Toth, St. Joseph's Health Ctr. (Canada)
Anthony J. Porter, St. Joseph's Health Ctr. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1355:
Telecommunication for Health Care: Telemetry, Teleradiology, and Telemedicine
Rangaraj M. Rangayyan, Editor(s)

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