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30 June 1993 Adaptation and evaluation of JPEG-based compression for radiographic images
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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.
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Thomas J. Kostas, Barry J. Sullivan, Rashid Ansari, Maryellen Lissak Giger, and Heber MacMahon "Adaptation and evaluation of JPEG-based compression for radiographic images", Proc. SPIE 1897, Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (30 June 1993);

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