Title: A Method for Efficiently Previewing Domain-Bound DICOM Images in Teleradiology

Year of Publication: Apr - 2014
Page Numbers: 199-208
Authors: Simon Gangl, Domen Mongus and Borut Zalik
Conference Name: The International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM2014)
- United Arab Emirates


Efficient data transmission is of special importance where real-time remote navigation through image archives is desirable. Previews of images can be employed for such purposes, specifically in the area of teleradiology. This paper proposes a method for preview generation, based on principal component analysis. The redundancy existing within a set of medical images is exploited by representing an input image as a linear combination of principal components. In this way, previews are compactly represented by a vector of projection coefficients, where a compression ratio of more than 1:100 can be achieved. As confirmed by results, the loss of information is comparable to standard image compression techniques.