Syllabus | Image Acquisition, Processing & Archiving | BRIT | First Year

 Image Acquisition, Processing & Archiving

Chapter 1 X-ray film and Image processing
Composition of single and double coated radiographic films, Screen & Non Screen films, structure of film, characteristic curve. characteristics (speed, base + fog, gamma, latitude).
Effect of grain size on film response to exposure, interpretation of characteristics curve, latent image formation, process of film developing (composition of developer, Fixer and other processing solution).
Common errors and faults while processing (densitometry), automatic processing unit (processing cycle), developer & Fixer replenishment and silver recovery

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Chapter 2 Film storage and handling
Film storage rules and guidelines, film handling and care

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Chapter 3 Intensifying screens and cassettes
Size, construction and function, types of intensifying screens and relative advantage, loading and unloading of cassettes and their care/maintenance, effects of kV and mA on variation of emitted radiation intensity, determination of relative speeds, film contrast, film screen contact

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Chapter 4 Image Processing
Image formation, latent image, processing: manual processing, automatic processing. Developer, fixer, rinser components, replenisher. Manual technique of developing film, Automatic film processor, common errors in processing

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Chapter 5 Factors affecting image quality
Meaning of radiographic image contrast, density, resolution, sharpness, magnification and distortion of image, noise and blur, radiographic illuminators and viewing conditions, visual acuity and resolution, quality assurance of the related equipment and its benefits with respect to visual assessment

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Chapter 6 Dark Room
Introduction, purpose and location of dark room, layout of dark room, entrance, pass box, hatch, hangers, safe light, criteria of safe light, safe light test

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Chapter 7 DICOM
Introduction, advantages, disadvantages

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Chapter 8 Digital Radiography & Computed Radiography
Introduction, advantages, disadvantages

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Chapter 9 PACS
Introduction, advantages, disadvantages (Functions with HIS/RIS)

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Chapter 10 Teleradiology
Introduction, advantages, disadvantages

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