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Adaptation and evaluation of JPEG-based compression for radiographic images
Author(s): Thomas J. Kostas; Barry J. Sullivan; Rashid Ansari; Maryellen Lissak Giger; Heber MacMahon
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Paper Abstract

The transmission of digitized medical images over the existing telecommunications infrastructure presents a formidable challenge. To achieve delivery times on the order of seconds--as opposed to minutes or hours--for large-format high-resolution images, data compression on the order of 25:1 is necessary. This degree of data compression cannot be reached with lossless techniques. This paper reports on an adaptation of a standardized technique for lossy image compression (the JPEG approach), which provides high compression ratios for radiographic images with minimal apparent loss of diagnostic quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1897, Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (30 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146975
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas J. Kostas, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Barry J. Sullivan, Ameritech Services, Inc. (United States)
Rashid Ansari, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Maryellen Lissak Giger, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Heber MacMahon, Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1897:
Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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