Digital Imaging in Radiography: The Basics

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What you will learn

Course description: 

This module offers a historical overview of digital applications in medical imaging. Basic principles of digital radiographic imaging technology are discussed, including image acquisition, processing, and display. Discussion includes an overview of cassette-based and cassetteless image receptor construction, as well as a brief look at the dynamic range capabilities of digital imaging systems.

Course objectives: 

After studying the information presented, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the historical development of digital radiography.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of digital imaging in radiography.
  • Describe the design of the various digital image receptors for both direct capture and indirect capture systems to include:
    • CR cassettes
    • DR indirect conversion receptors
    • DR direct conversion receptors
  • Specify the steps involved in digital image formation to include:
    • Data acquisition
    • Data processing
    • Image display
    • Explain the photostimulated luminescence phenomenon and explain its role in producing an image utilizing a cassette-based CR system.
      Course details

      Delivery method: 

      • eLearning

      Language: 

      • English

      Course author(s): 

      Sinclair Community College

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