Management of film files has problems of slow access, large space requirements, loss, and manual administration. Digital imaging modalities such as CT and DVI are posing new image management requirements. The contrast resolution of these systems is larger than can be represented on CRT monitors and multi-format films. Therefore, it is necessary to use digital media to store the full image data.
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