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digitization The process of quantizing a signal and representing it in digital form. See also quantization, discrete and continuous systems, digitizer, A/D converter.

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digitization (dij-it-I-zay-shŏn) n. (in radiology) the representation of analogue images (i.e. images produced by X-ray machines, CT scanners, MRI scanners, or ultrasound probes) as a set of numerical values, which enables their electronic manipulation, storage, and transfer via computer links in the form of digital images.