Technology, Imaging, and Applications
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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.
Table of Contents
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.
John M. Sabol, Ph.D., currently serves as Principal Scientist, Healthcare Systems, GE Healthcare. Dr. Sabol has worked extensively on the research and development of advanced applications for digital radiography. He has participated in the development of these applications from initial concept, through engineering development, and finally clinical validation working with numerous engineering and clinical collaborators around the globe. Dr. Sabol has focused on identifying practical problems in radiographic imaging and then developing and validating solutions in the clinical environment. As a result, he has over 20 years of research experience covering a wide range of activities in the development of X-ray imaging devices and applications. His research efforts have ranged from academic and theoretical investigations to practical assessments of dose or clinical effectiveness of radiographic techniques. Over the course of this work he has had the opportunity to collaborate with many talented scientists, engineers, clinicians and technologists. He has 77 peer-reviewed publications and proffered papers, and 47 U.S. and international patents with over 100 applications pending.