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CCD vs laser: a comparative study of two types of x-ray film digitizers
Author(s): Joseph N. Gitlin; Mary Drinkard
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Paper Abstract

There is evidence that digital imaging is rapidly becoming the basis of radiology practice resulting in the gradual elimination of hard copy films. Related to this trend is the ability of radiologists to provide reliable interpretations of imaging examinations using 'teleradiology.' This concern is related to film digitization technology and the diagnostic quality of the radiographic image viewed on softcopy displays. This study was undertaken to determine if there were significant differences between the accuracy of diagnoses and perceived image quality between CCD and Laser digitized images. Types of film examinations selected for digitization and softcopy interpretation in the study were intended to represent current radiology practice and the expectation that 'teleradiology' may be used for primary diagnosis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3662, Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, (18 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352778
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph N. Gitlin, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (United States)
Mary Drinkard, VIDAR Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3662:
Medical Imaging 1999: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues
G. James Blaine; Steven C. Horii, Editor(s)

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