sensitometric curve


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sensitometric curve

In radiographic film analysis, the curve derived by graphing the exposure to the film versus the film density. Analysis yields information about the contrast, speed, latitude, and maximum and minimum densities of the film or film-screen system. Digital radiography systems exhibit linear curves.
Synonym: characteristic curve; D log E curve; Hurter and Driffield curve
See also: curve
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The sensitometric curve of the Fujix system did not show a shoulder (saturation) and, therefore, the last step was considered the OD value of the shoulder for the calculation of contrast index.
Figures 1 through 4 show the sensitometric curves for the 4 laser imaging systems with the error bars indicating [+ or -] 1 SD.
Thus, image creation and modification simply is a process of placing the subject part in the best position on the sensitometric curve to achieve the best possible contrast.