Digital radiography of the chest: Design features and considerations for a prototype unit

Academic Article


  • The general features of a prototype digital chest unit are described along with the rationale for the choice of design factors employed. It is shown that the scanning slit, linear-detector-array approach employed can, with available x-ray tube technology, achieve a spatial resolution of 1 cy/mm and detector radiation levels comparable with those obtained with conventional screen-film systems. Also discussed are the unit's exposure lattitude and its ability virtually to eliminate scatter.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Radiology  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Tesic MM; Mattson RA; Barnes GT; Sones RA; Stickney JB
  • Start Page

  • 259
  • End Page

  • 263
  • Volume

  • 148
  • Issue

  • 1