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Information Content Of Digital Diagnostic Imaging Examinations
Author(s): M. J. Flynn; R. M. Mares; J. Newman; J. H. Gallagher; D. Williams
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Paper Abstract

An increased use of digital image acquisition, storage, and display systems within Radiology has led to the consideration of integrated digital diagnostic imaging systems which can provide image data communication, archival, and analysis. The results of an information content assay for Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Computed Tomography, and Digital Fluoroscopy examinations is reported in a manner which allows the generation of digital image data for integrated imaging systems to be predicted. The four predominant examinations for each modality and their relative volume are identified, the average number of images recorded per examination is reported, and the minimum number of binary bits required to store an image is determined taking into account the use of minimal array sizes and image compression algorithms.The resulting weighted average information content for Ultrasound,Nuclear Medicine, Computed Tomography,and Digital Fluoroscopy is 57.2, .341, 7.9,and 3.0 megabits per examination respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0347, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X, (29 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933845
Show Author Affiliations
M. J. Flynn, Univ. of Michigan Hospitals (United States)
R. M. Mares, Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland (United States)
J. Newman, Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland (United States)
J. H. Gallagher, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (United States)
D. Williams, Univ. of Michigan Hospitals (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0347:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X
Gary D. Fullerton; James A. Mulvaney; Arthur G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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