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Mapping DICOM to OpenDocument format
Author(s): Cong Yu; Zhihong Yao
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Paper Abstract

In order to enhance the readability, extensibility and sharing of DICOM files, we have introduced XML into DICOM file system (SPIE Volume 5748)[1] and the multilayer tree structure into DICOM (SPIE Volume 6145)[2]. In this paper, we proposed mapping DICOM to ODF(OpenDocument Format), for it is also based on XML. As a result, the new format realizes the separation of content(including text content and image) and display style. Meanwhile, since OpenDocument files take the format of a ZIP compressed archive, the new kind of DICOM files can benefit from ZIP's lossless compression to reduce file size. Moreover, this open format can also guarantee long-term access to data without legal or technical barriers, making medical images accessible to various fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7264, Medical Imaging 2009: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications, 72640Y (13 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811354
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Cong Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Zhihong Yao, Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences (China)
Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7264:
Medical Imaging 2009: Advanced PACS-based Imaging Informatics and Therapeutic Applications
Khan M. Siddiqui M.D.; Brent J. Liu, Editor(s)

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