Application of QC-DR software for acceptance testing and routine quality control of direct digital radiography systems: Initial experiences using the Italian association of physicist in medicine quality control protocol

Andrea Nitrosi, Marco Bertolini, Giovanni Borasi, Andrea Botti, Adriana Barani, Stefano Rivetti, Luisa Pierotti

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Ideally, medical x-ray imaging systems should be designed to deliver maximum image quality at an acceptable radiation risk to the patient. Quality assurance procedures are employed to ensure that these standards are maintained. A quality control protocol for direct digital radiography (DDR) systems is described and discussed. Software to automatically process and analyze the required images was developed. In this paper, the initial results obtained on equipment of different DDR manufacturers were reported. The protocol was developed to highlight even small discrepancies in standard operating performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)656-666
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Digital Imaging
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009



  • Automated measurement
  • Automatic software
  • Direct digital radiography
  • Image quality analysis
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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