Digital Imaging: A Primer for Radiographers, Radiologists and Health Care Professionals
1 Jan 2006
Cambridge University Press
Jason Oakley (University of Portsmouth)
Radiography and radiology are both fields of constant change. The computer has now infiltrated almost all departments and practitioners within imaging departments are now expected to be able to acquire, manipluate, store, transmit and retrieve digital radiographic images both within hospitals and across wider networks. These technological advances are being driven by the desire for the implemention of electronic patient records and the constant demands being placed on imaging departments by end users to return films and reports within ever-decreasing time spans. Digital Radiography Systems is the first book to to fulfil the need of the modern radiographer and radiologist to understand how digital imaging, manipulation and storage systems actually work on a practical level. It explains the equipment and principles behind computers in radiology, and will also serve as an invaluable reference to radiologists, radiographers, managers and information technologists when purchasing and installing equipment. The book features a series of MCQs to test the reader's knowledge and to enhance its use as a self-learning and staff training tool.