Image Acquisition / first editing
The variety of algorithms usable for image acquisition are huge. Enhancements, interpolations and anti aliasing are just a few of them. In best cases, image acquisition software is being delivered by the CR/DR manufactoror. But we have to keep in mind, that even the best image acquisition software does not replace the need of quality and resolution of the CR/DR system.
Pixel vs. millimeters
10 pixel per mm means, a resolution of 100µm is realizable. In the same way, a resolution of 87µm equals 11,4 pixel per mm. Concluding, a resolution of 87,5 µm is 14% better than 10 pixel per mm.
Attention: Image plate systems, which provide high resolutions but are set up with a lower resolution (to save reading time) provide image quality which can be 30% less than usual - without the medical facility knowing about it.
Constancy Checks which are later performed with high resolution again, could lead to wrong impressions.So please take care that your image plate systems meets your requirements for speed and quality.