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Digital Radiography
Author(s): P. J. Bjorkholm; M. Annis; E. E. Frederick
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Paper Abstract

Several diagnostic X-ray imaging techniques have been developed over the last few years which are variously called digital radiography, electronic radiography, computed radiography, and digital fluoroscopy. They all have the common element of producing projection radiographic images in a digital form. Some of the advantages proposed for these systems are highly efficient use of dose, scatter reduction, ease of operation, noiseless data transmission, new types of image storage, flexible display capability to exploit the total range of detected information, and a potential for various forms of image manipulation such as edge enhancement, filtering, and subtraction.1-7 Digital radiography will succeed as a diagnostic modality only to the extent that these advantages over the well entrenched analog radiography are truly realized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0233, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII, (18 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958914
Show Author Affiliations
P. J. Bjorkholm, American Science and Engineering (United States)
M. Annis, American Science and Engineering (United States)
E. E. Frederick, American Science and Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0233:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VIII
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee; Andrew G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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