Properties of the Digital Image

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The digital image has become an important carrier of information that supports diagnostics and therapeutics in medicine. Today there are a number of different imaging modalities that each reflects different tissue properties and are based on different technical principles. Together these techniques form a tremendous arsenal for patient diagnostics. Although the underlying physical and technical principles differ between modalities, there are some common principles in medical imaging. A basic understanding of the components of the digital image, how its information can be displayed and analysed, as well as its inherent limitations, is important for an adequate use. The ambition to use a common terminology and knowledge base to describe basic image properties is regarded important to maintaining a framework that enables translation of knowledge between the different specialties, of benefit for future development of the medical imaging field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for Physicists
Subtitle of host publicationInstrumentation and Imaging Procedures
EditorsMichael Ljungberg
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780429489556
ISBN (Print)9781138593268
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr 22

Publication series

NameSeries in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
PublisherCRC Press

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


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