DICOM Compression and Speed Optimization

Productivity Solutions Through DICOM Compression and Transfer Speed

The right DICOM compression solution you need one that can accommodate your level of image traffic and has a track record of proven results. Your DICOM vendor can impact your productivity with DICOM Compression.

DICOM compression is one of the most critical elements of your workflow protocols. Over a given period, the amount of time from accumulated delays due to transfer issues has a direct impact on the level of revenue generated in that period: increased speed results in higher productivity. Higher productivity means more revenue.

But while DICOM compression speed is important, it isn’t everything. Image quality can also affect productivity. When images are insufficient for screening or diagnostic purposes, time must be taken to solve the problem. Lossless and lossy compression solutions can provide complete or partial data, depending on the specific clinician requirement.

With lossless compression, all of the original file data is intact after the file is uncompressed. Lossy compression, on the other hand, transfers only relevant information during uncompression. With lossy compression, redundancy is eliminated. In many enterprises, both lossless and lossy transfers are needed to ensure high productivity and image quality.

When the attributes of speed and quality are combined, the speed of the digital file transfer correlates to the size of the compressed image.  The compression ratios achieved by lossless compression techniques are less than lossy encoding techniques, which makes lossless encoding techniques unsuitable in certain situations.

That is why it is important to select a DICOM Compression vendor that has demonstrated success in both high-speed transfers and image quality through lossless and lossy compression that can improve daily productivity and increase clinician, referrer, and patient satisfaction.