Irreversible data compression in chest imaging using computed radiography: an evaluation.


We studied the feasibility of a recently developed 20:1 to 25:1 compression technique for computed radiography (CR) using lung phantom images, and clinical cases were evaluated. We compared one original and two reconstructed CR films of the same image using compression ratios of 10:1 to 15:1, and 20:1 to 25:1, and the deterioration of image quality was… (More)