Radiologic Image Compression—A Review

Stephen Wong, H. K. Huang, Loren Zaremba, David Gooden

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This is a review of the recent progress of lossless and lossy radiologic image compression. The legal challenges of using lossy compression of medical records are accounted for. This review is organized as follows; (a) the fundamental concepts of radiologic imaging and digitization are described, (b) current compression technology in the field of medical imaging are examined while the important regulatory policies and legal questions facing the use of compression in this field are discussed, and (c) a summary of future challenges and research directions is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-219
Number of pages26
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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