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Future Trends In Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Film Recorders For Medical Imaging
Author(s): James F. Dunn
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Paper Abstract

With the continuing trend towards electronic image acquistion, archiving and communication there will be an on-going demand for high quality photographic output as the hard copy record. Film is transparent; durable, and capable of excellent detail and dynamic range for the human eye-brain response system. So, if film has a future, how will it be handled, exposed and processed? For the short range, one to three years, the CRT will still be the best price/performance approach for converting the electronic image into the light energy that exposes the film. With the implementation of coherent light sources in other products such as computer output printing onto plain paper for the office/business environment, the price of lasers and light emitting diodes will be reduced to a point where they can be considered as an alternative to the CRT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0318, 1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (14 January 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.967652
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James F. Dunn, Dunn Instruments Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0318:
1st Intl Conf and Workshop on Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Andre J. Duerinckx, Editor(s)

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