The recent advances in medical imaging systems owe much to the digitalization technique made possible by the application of electronics and computer technologies to the medical field. X-ray computed tomography (CT) represented the first application of the digitalization technique and is often referred to as the greatest technological development. Since then, a variety of digital radiographic systems have been introduced and utilized in medicine. In this wave of technological innovation, computed radiography (CR) was developed as a new system of standard radiography. Unlike the conventional film/screen system (CFS), CR uses an imaging plate (IP)capable of storing X-ray energy [1]. In this chapter, an account is given of the application of this system to chest radiography, reporting the author’s clinical experience with this new system.


Compute Radiography Primary Lung Cancer Compute Radiography System Lower Lung Field Abnormal Shadow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsutomu Takashima
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyKanazawa University School of MedicineKanazawa, 920Japan

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