How are conventional radiographs integrated into an all digital PACS?
There are three methods. The first method is to obtain a conventional radiograph on film and digitize the image using a scanner. In fully digital environments, this method is usually reserved for digitizing “outside” films or films from settings where digital acquisition has not yet been implemented, such as in the operating room. The second and third methods for acquiring digital radiographs are computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR).