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Digital Radiography: An Overview

  • Euclid Seeram
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Abstract

This chapter provides a broad overview of the elements of digital radiography (DR). First a definition of digital radiography is presented followed by a brief review of the essential underlying principles of film-screen radiography (F-SR) including its limitations. Secondly, the major components of digital radiography imaging systems are briefly outlined. The third topic covered a comprehensive explanation of digital imaging modalities such as computed radiography (CR), flat-panel digital radiography (FPDR), digital fluoroscopy, and digital mammography. Furthermore, the elements of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems and quality control are introduced. Finally, the chapter concludes with an introduction to topics such as enterprise imaging, cloud computing, Big Data, machine learning, and deep learning as well as artificial intelligence that are considered the next era of imaging informatics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Euclid Seeram
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Medical Radiation Sciences University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Adjunct Associate Professor, Medical Imaging and Radiation SciencesMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  4. 4.Adjunct Professor, Faculty of ScienceCharles Sturt UniversityWagga WaggaAustralia
  5. 5.Adjunct Associate Professor, Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of HealthUniversity of CanberraBruceAustralia

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