Digital radiography and PACS

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What you'll learn

The Discovery of computers had led to many changes in the present world in terms of information technology, medical technology, banking, schooling, hospital administration, etc. Medical imaging is dependent on the computer for most aspects of acquiring and processing the image, and for subsequent transmission and storage of the recorded data. Digital radiography (DR) requires the use of digital technologies that rely on computer networks and high-bandwidth web more »»

It has become a boom in medical imaging due to its advantages like faster imaging and economical. In the same way, PCAS has gained enormous importance in the medical field. PACS stands for Picture Archive and Communication System. In a PACS, you store standard 2D images along with 3D images.

Electronic images and reports can be easily transmitted digitally via PACS which eliminates the need to manually file, retrieve, or transport film jackets, the folders used to store and protect X-ray film. Knowledge of digital imaging, radiography, and PCAS is important for medical professionals, technicians, radiologists which can help documentation of patients in their clinical setups and easy imaging for early diagnosis of diseases.

This theory module provides an introduction to digital image acquisition, display, and storage. It offers students and practitioners an understanding of the technology involved in digital radiographic imaging and storage systems, including digital fluoroscopy equipment. It also covers quality control and the systematic management of patient radiographic data using PACS. This course is an ideal resource if you are studying for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT) registry exams.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of how

  • To describe the technology that underpins the different types of digital radiographic imaging systems
  • To identify the different parts of a digital fluoroscopy system and its uses
  • To articulate the pros and cons of soft versus hard copy images
  • To describe the role of the Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS)
  • To identify which daily, weekly and monthly routine digital imaging quality checks should be performed
  • To identify the common causes of digital image artifacts and how they can be prevented or minimized

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