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DR & PACS ch1

Digital Radiographt & Pacs- Carter & Veale Chapter 1

What is digital imaging? Any imaging acquisition process that produces an electronic image that can be viewed and manipulated on a computer.
What does PACS stand for? Picture Archival and Communication System
What are the uses of PACS? Used to manage digital images.
What does DICOM stand for? Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine.
How is DICOM used? Allows imaging modalities and PACS to communicate in the same language.
What is computed radiography (CR)? The digital acquisition modality that uses photostimulable phosphor plates to produce digital projection images.
What are the two categories of Digital Radiography (DR)? Indirect Capture and Direct Capture.
What is indirect capture? Uses a detector that produces light when struck by x-rays, and then the light is captured and converted to an electrical signal.
What is Direct Capture? Uses a detector that captures the x-ray energy and converts it directly to an electric signal.
Created by: jenny.dvorak