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Considering dicom image viewing in web application which is better, Converting image format or compression?

i.e Should I convert dicom image into some other format like jpeg and then view in viewer, or, should I compresses it and then view it in viewer [leadtools web image viewer]?
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Updated 16-Nov-10 21:40pm
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Dalek Dave 17-Nov-10 3:40am
   
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I think that converting image to a format that is natively supported by a web browser is a better choice. The downside is that you will have to extract dicom/meta information from original dicom image and display it separately.
The upside is client not having to care about additional plug-ins/viewers.
   
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coderaug 17-Nov-10 4:45am
   
If i convert dicom image to some other format will that affect the quality of the image??
AWdrius 17-Nov-10 5:05am
   
DICOM (if my memory serves me right) is a lossless format, almost raw (+ additional metadata), as you need to preserve all original details. Depending on your compression settings, even jpeg can produce lossless quality image. Question is if that is important in your case? You could provide a lower quality image on a web page and then add a few links for a original DICOM image, a lossless PNG, etc.
BTW, I found a nice article and code samples that you could introduce into your solution: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/graphics/dcmconverter.aspx Pay special attention to the Background section.

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