An inexpensive, portable digital radiography (DR) detector system for use in remote regions has been built and
evaluated. The system utilizes a large-format digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera to capture the image from a
standard fluorescent screen. The large sensor area allows relatively small demagnification factors and hence minimizes
the light loss. The system has been used for initial phantom tests in urban hospitals and Himalayan clinics in Nepal, and
it has been evaluated in the laboratory at the University of Arizona by additional phantom studies. Typical phantom images are presented in this paper, and a simplified discussion of the detective quantum efficiency of the detector is given.