Digital Radiography Image Quality: Image Acquisition

Mark B. Williams, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Keith J. Strauss, William K. Breeden, Mark S. Rzeszotarski, Kimberly Applegate, Margaret Wyatt, Sandra Bjork, J. Anthony Seibert

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This article on digital radiography image acquisition is the first of two articles written as part of an intersociety effort to establish image quality standards for digital and computed radiography. The topic of the other paper is digital radiography image processing and display. The articles were developed collaboratively by the ACR, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine. Increasingly, medical imaging and patient information are being managed using digital data during acquisition, transmission, storage, display, interpretation, and consultation. Data management during each of these operations has a direct impact on the quality of patient care. These articles describe what is known to improve image quality for digital and computed radiography and make recommendations on optimal acquisition, processing, and display. The practice of digital radiography is a rapidly evolving technology that will require the timely revision of any guidelines and standards. This document provides a basis for the technologies available today in clinical practice and may be useful in guiding the future clinical practice of digital radiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-388
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Digital radiography
  • image acquisition
  • image quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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