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On-Line Archiving And Enhancement Of Diagnostic Electron Microscope Images In Medicine
Author(s): T. Okagaki; R. Hsing; K. H. Tzou; M. H. Jones; B. A. Clark; T. Pan; J. M. Ferro
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Paper Abstract

The development of computer tomography (CT) in radiography has stimulated recent interest in picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) in medicine. Electron microscopy and histopathol-ogy also use interpretation of images in diagnosis. We have implemented a prototype system for on-line digitization of tissue images as a part of PACS based on DEC PDP 8, VAX 11/730 and PDP 11/35 processors. The front end processor was directly connected to a JEOL 100B scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Because image digitization results in a loss of information that is present in photography, various methods of image enhancement and filtering were necessary and helpful. Data compression by discrete cosine transform (DCT) retained satisfac-tory image quality at 0.5 - 1.0 bits/pixel. It is also stressed that future PACS in medi-cine must incorporate images of diagnostic histo-pathology and electron microscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0515, Medical Images and Icons, (3 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.964748
Show Author Affiliations
T. Okagaki, University of Minnesota Medical School (United States)
R. Hsing, GTE Research Laboratory (United States)
K. H. Tzou, GTE Research Laboratory (United States)
M. H. Jones, University of Minnesota (United States)
B. A. Clark, University of Minnesota Medical School (United States)
T. Pan, University of Minnesota (United States)
J. M. Ferro, New Tech Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0515:
Medical Images and Icons
Andre J. Duerinckx; Murray H. Loew; Judith M. S. Prewitt, Editor(s)

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