Tag: Compression

Appropriate Compression For DICOM Files

As disk space usage has always been a priority when designing/implementing DICOM applications, “What is the best practice for writing DICOM files?” is becoming a very common question asked by our developers. A sensible idea is to write uncompressed images in lossless-compressed format in order to reduce disk usage, and leave compressed images “as is”. So check against the “original” transfer syntax of the image (either read from disk or received over network), if it’s one of those uncompressed formats then lossless compress it when you write on disk.

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