Digital radiology in chest imaging

  • B. Partik
  • C. Schaefer-Prokop


Digital imaging has become the standard of practice in many subspecialities of radiology, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), and angiography. These applications have demonstrated the power of digital processing and further stimulated the development of technology. This article will focus on digital techniques in projection radiography, CT, and MRI.


Modulation Transfer Function Storage Phosphor Detective Quantum Efficiency Unsharp Mask Shade Surface Display 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Partik
    • 1
  • C. Schaefer-Prokop
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, General HospitalUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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