DICOM PS3.14 2018c - Grayscale Standard Display Function

D.3 Reflective Display Systems

This last example illustrates how conformance with the Grayscale Standard Display Function may be achieved for a thermal-dye-transfer paper printer/office-light system. The thermal-dye-transfer printer produces black-and-white grayscale prints on a semi-glossy 8-inch x 10-inch heavy-gauge paper. The print is illuminated uniformly by fluorescent lamps so that the minimum reflective density produces a Luminance of 150 cd/m2. The hypothetical transformation operator is assumed to have equal input and output digitization resolution of 8 bits.

D.3.1 Measuring the System Characteristic Curve

A print with a 64-step grayscale tablet was printed for DDLs 4, 8, 12, ...,248, 252, 255. The reflection optical densities (from 0.08 to 2.80) were measured with a densitometer. The Luminance levels corresponding to the measured optical densities and illumination conditions are plotted in Figure D.3-1.

Measured and interpolated Characteristic Curve and Grayscale Standard Display Function for a printer producing reflective hard-copies

Figure D.3-1. Measured and interpolated Characteristic Curve and Grayscale Standard Display Function for a printer producing reflective hard-copies


DICOM PS3.14 2018c - Grayscale Standard Display Function