Digital processing of radiographic images from PACS to publishing.
ME Christian, HC Davidson, RH Wiggins, G Berges, G Cannon, G Jackson, B Chapman, HR Harnsberger
J Digit Imaging | Published : 2001
Several studies have addressed the implications of filmless radiologic imaging on telemedicine, diagnostic ability, and electronic teaching files. However, many publishers still require authors to submit hard-copy images for publication of articles and textbooks. This study compares the quality digital images directly exported from picture archive and communications systems (PACS) to images digitized from radiographic film. The authors evaluated the quality of publication-grade glossy photographs produced from digital radiographic images using 3 different methods: (1) film images digitized using a desktop scanner and then printed, (2) digital images obtained directly from PACS then printed, ..View full abstract