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A software tool for quality assurance of computed/digital radiography (CR/DR) systems
Author(s): Nikunj Desai; Daniel J. Valentino
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Paper Abstract

The recommended methods to test the performance of computed radiography (CR) systems have been established by The American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Report No. 93, "Acceptance Testing and Quality Control of Photostimulable Storage Phosphor Imaging Systems". The quality assurance tests are categorized by how frequently they need to be performed. Quality assurance of CR systems is the responsibility of the facility that performs the exam and is governed by the state in which the facility is located. For Example, the New York State Department of Health has established a guide which lists the tests that a CR facility must perform for quality assurance. This study aims at educating the reader about the new quality assurance requirements defined by the state. It further demonstrates an easy to use software tool, henceforth referred to as the Digital Physicist, developed to aid a radiologic facility in conforming with state guidelines and monitoring quality assurance of CR/DR imaging systems. The Digital Physicist provides a vendor independent procedure for quality assurance of CR/DR systems. Further it, generates a PDF report with a brief description of these tests and the obtained results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7961, Medical Imaging 2011: Physics of Medical Imaging, 79614E (16 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878345
Show Author Affiliations
Nikunj Desai, ICRco, Inc. (United States)
Daniel J. Valentino, iCRco, Inc. (United States)
Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7961:
Medical Imaging 2011: Physics of Medical Imaging
Norbert J. Pelc; Ehsan Samei; Robert M. Nishikawa, Editor(s)

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