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Development and implementation of an automated quantitative film digitizer quality control program
Author(s): Kenneth A. Fetterly; Ramesh T. V. Avula; Nicholas J. Hangiandreou
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Paper Abstract

A semi-automated, quantitative film digitizer quality control program that is based on the computer analysis of the image data from a single digitized test film was developed. This program includes measurements of the geometric accuracy, optical density performance, signal to noise ratio, and presampled modulation transfer function. The variability of the measurements was less than plus or minus 5%. Measurements were made on a group of two clinical and two laboratory laser film digitizers during a trial period of approximately four months. Quality control limits were established based on clinical necessity, vendor specifications and digitizer performance. During the trial period, one of the digitizers failed the performance requirements and was corrected by calibration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3659, Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349567
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth A. Fetterly, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)
Ramesh T. V. Avula, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)
Nicholas J. Hangiandreou, Mayo Clinic and Foundation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3659:
Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging
John M. Boone; James T. Dobbins III, Editor(s)

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