Radiography, or X-ray imaging, is not only the first medical imaging modality but continues to be the most commonly used. This book provides complete coverage of the fundamentals, from technology to image acquisition, storage, display, analysis, and quality assurance methods to applications for improved disease detection and diagnosis. It is written for anyone looking for a comprehensive, accessible treatment of the basic physics and technology, radiological principles, imaging methodologies, applications, and their impact on the clinical practice of radiography.
Introduction - History of X-Ray Imaging. Physics of X-Ray Image Formation. Technology of X-Ray Image Formation. Analog X-Ray Image Detection. Digital X-Ray Detector Technology. DR Image Processing. Dose and Dose Reporting. Objective Assessment of Image Quality. Clinical and Observer Assessment of Imaging Devices. Advanced DR Acquisition Applications. Advanced DR Image Processing and Analysis Applications. Quality Control of DR systems. Regulation of DR Imaging Products.