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Clinical Experience With A High Resolution Digital Imaging System For Gastro-Intestinal Radiology
Author(s): E. W. Edmonds; J. A. Rowlands; D. M. Hynes; B. D. Toth; A. J. Porter
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Paper Abstract

In our department, it is planned that the gastro-intestinal fluoroscopic area will be equipped entirely with digital imaging systems. The use of the 1024 X 1024 pixel frame store, backed by a hard disc for rapid image transfer, and the production of hard copy on a laser imager has reached the point where clinical efficacy and acceptance are assured. The further addition of facilities for annotation and the application of digital post-processing techniques are being explored both at the clinical site and at the research laboratorieS. The use of laser imaging has produced a further improvement in image quality and some of the practical problems related to this apparatus will be described. The availability of larger capacity laser disc image storage enables the local area network or "mini-PACS" system for fluoroscopy areas to become a concept worthy of investigation. We present our experience over a number of years with these systems, together with our latest investigations into potential applications of laser technology to the practice of radiology in a busy imaging centre.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0767, Medical Imaging, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967001
Show Author Affiliations
E. W. Edmonds, Mohawk College and McMaster University (Canada)
J. A. Rowlands, St. Joseph's Health Centre & University of Toronto (Canada)
D. M. Hynes, St. Joseph's Health Centre & University of Toronto (Canada)
B. D. Toth, St. Joseph's Health Centre (Canada)
A. J. Porter, St. Joseph's Health Centre (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0767:
Medical Imaging
Samuel J. Dwyer III; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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