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Digital Radiography: An Introduction for Technologists, 1st Edition

  • Euclid Seeram British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • ISBN-10: 1401889999  |  ISBN-13: 9781401889999
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
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Digital Radiography: An Introduction for Technologists, presents the physical principles and technical description of digital radiography imaging systems and associated technologies. This text functions as both a primary source for introductory digital imaging courses and as a reference for radiologic technologists and other imaging personnel. It explores the many digital image acquisition imaging modalities such as computed radiography (CR), flat-panel digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, and digital mammography systems in detail, followed by an outline of the essential elements of digital image processing. Associated technologies such as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and medical imaging informatics (MII) are also outlined. A description of quality control procedures for digital radiography is also provided.

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Features and Benefits

  • Comprehensive coverage of the physical principles of digital radiography imaging systems and associated technologies, such as PACS and medical imaging informatics.
  • Theoretical foundations necessary for the effective use of digital radiography in clinical practice.
  • Descriptive guidelines to enhance communication between the digital radiography technologist and other related personnel, such as radiologists, medical physicists, and vendors.
  • Meets the educational requirements of various radiologic technology professional associations including the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists, the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, the College of Radiographers in the United Kingdom, as well as those in Africa, Asia, Australia, and continental Europe.

Table of Contents

1. Digital Radiography: An Overview.
2. Digital Image Processing Concepts.
3. Computed Radiography: Physics And Technology.
4. Effective Use of Computed Radiography.
5. Flat-Panel Digital Radiography.
6. Digital Fluoroscopy.
7. Digital Mammography.
8. Picture Archiving and Communication Systems.
9. Medical Imaging Informatics: An Overview.
10. Quality Control for Digital Radiography.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Euclid Seeram

Euclid Seeram is a full time Faculty member of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and teaches in the Medical Radiography Diploma Program. In addition he is the Program Head and Teaching Faculty for the Bachelor of Technology Degree Program in Medical Imaging. Euclid has published over 35 papers in professional radiologic technology journals and has had 16 textbooks published to date. Topics of these books include: CT, Computers in Radiology, Radiographic Instrumentation, Digital Radiography, and Radiation Protection. Euclid has co-authored a book on Digital X-Ray Imaging (in press) with Drs Patrick Brennan and Mark McEntee of University College Dublin. Currently he serves on several Medical Imaging Editorial Boards, including the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences; Radiography, an International Journal of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy; Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal based in Malaysia. Additionally he serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Allied Health. In February 2009 he was invited to serve as Editor-in-Chief for Radiography for e-Health Professionals, a new on-line Journal dedicated to all healthcare professionals. In 2000 Euclid was awarded the Fellowship from the CAMRT; an honor bestowed upon highly regarded professionals who have demonstrated an uncommonly high degree of competence and personal commitment to their profession. His current research interests are related to radiation dose in CT, and radiation dose optimization in computed radiography systems.