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Compression For Picture Archiving And Communication In Radiology
Author(s): J. G. Dunham; R. L. Hill; G. J. Blaine; D. L. Snyder; R. G. Jost
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Paper Abstract

Compression of digitized radiology images in a Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) environment can reduce archival storage requirements as well as transmission rate constraints. Often data compression systems are designed for a communication system environment where the encoder must operate in real-time and have a limited complexity while the decoder may be more complex and operate off-line. A PACS network typically has different requirements. We present an overview of the current image compression literature relevant to a PACS environment. We consider both noiseless source-coding which requires perfect reproduction of the image, and source-coding subject to a fidelity criterion which allows some distortion in the reconstructed image. The importance of time-complexity versus compression tradeoffs is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0418, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935982
Show Author Affiliations
J. G. Dunham, Washington University (United States)
R. L. Hill, Washington University (United States)
G. J. Blaine, Washington University (United States)
D. L. Snyder, Washington University (United States)
R. G. Jost, Washington University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0418:
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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