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A General Image File Format

  • D. A. G. Wicks
  • G. J. Barker
  • D. L. Plummer
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Abstract

A major problem in computer assisted radiology is support of multiple image file formats from different modalities, manufacturers and processing/analysis packages. Storage of several versions of the same data can be prohibitively expensive. Conversion of raw image data from one format to another is relatively simple but associated information (including patient information, MR pulse sequence parameters, comments etc.) is often lost. This has been the experience at our institutions in setting up a general multi-modality image analysis facility based on the Analyze program from the Mayo Clinic [1] and the /usr/image package from the University of North Carolina [2].

Keywords

Associate Information General Dictionary Specific Dictionary Computer Assisted Radiology Manufacturer Keyword 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. G. Wicks
    • 1
  • G. J. Barker
    • 1
  • D. L. Plummer
    • 2
  1. 1.NMR Research GroupInstitute of NeurologyLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Medical Physics and Bio-engineeringUniversity College HospitalLondonUK

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