Digital imaging systems for coronary angiography

  • Rüdiger Brennecke
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 87)


The optimization of digital imaging systems requires the matching of the image quality parameters in the digital and in the analog parts of the system. Therefore, a brief overview on image generation, including the analog components (generator, X-ray tube, image intensifier, video camera) and the digital components (ADC, memory devices, DAC) is given. Next, the differences between the architecture of a standard general-purpose computer and the architectures of image processors are demonstrated. Future developments such as high capacity archival systems and new system architectures are discussed as well. Future systems should be able to handle not only image data, but also physiological data (such as ECG and pressure signals) and general patient information by presenting all of this information in a generalized database environment to the user.


Image Intensifier Array Processor Digital Imaging System Digital Angiography Image Quality Parameter 
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