The current role of image compression standards in medical imaging

Feng Liu, Miguel Hernandez-Cabronero, Victor Sanchez, Michael W. Marcellin, Ali Bilgin

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With the increasing utilization of medical imaging in clinical practice and the growing dimensions of data volumes generated by various medical imaging modalities, the distribution, storage, and management of digital medical image data sets requires data compression. Over the past few decades, several image compression standards have been proposed by international standardization organizations. This paper discusses the current status of these image compression standards in medical imaging applications together with some of the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the use of compression in medical settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number131
JournalInformation (Switzerland)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 19 2017


  • HEVC
  • Image compression
  • JPEG
  • JPEG2000
  • Medical imaging
  • Standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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