UDC 004.771, DOI: 10.2298/CSIS0901185D

Architectures of DICOM based PACS for JPEG2000 Medical Image Streaming

Dinu Dragan1 and Dragan Ivetić1

  1. Faculty of Technical Sciences
    Trg D. Obradovića 6,
    {dinud, ivetic}@uns.ns.ac.yu


Delivering of medical image content to mobile/embedded devices with low storage and processing capabilities and low resolution displays is a challenging, but important task for achieving ubiquitous computing in modern hospital environments. The common approaches in industry and technical literature employ JPEG2000 compression and image streaming. Beside image compression, JPEG2000 facilitates image streaming. Different sized images are extracted from one codestream with minimal spatial distortion within decompressed image. We developed DICOM2000 syntax which enables JPEG2000 streaming over DICOM networks. DICOM2000 brings compression and streaming power of JPEG2000 to DICOM which is the standard for medical image interchange. It enables transmission of best quality medical images suited for client device processing and display capabilities. In this paper communication architectures of DICOM2000 based PACS are compared with the common architectures of DICOM based PACS. For the purpose of the paper, these communication architectures are categorized, named, and described. At the end, the advantages of the DICOM2000 based PACS over standard PACS are pointed up.

Key words

Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM), JPEG2000, medical image streaming

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Publication information

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2009)
Year of Publication: 2009
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Dragan, D., Ivetić, D.: Architectures of DICOM based PACS for JPEG2000 Medical Image Streaming. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, 185-203. (2009), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS0901185D