Research Article| Volume 17, ISSUE 2, P175-188, June 1997

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Image Output Technology

  • Ulysses J. Balis
    Address reprint requests to Ulysses J. Balis, MD, Shriners Bums Institute, Building 1400 West, One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
    From the Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Department of Surgery, Shriners Bums Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
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      Once an image has been captured and stored, whether it is in analog or digital format, for it to be useful in the future there must exist some way of re-rendering it. It is hoped this will be in a manner that is imperceptibly different from the original. Because it is usually impossible to render an image in identical form to the original, numerous decisions need to be made concerning which attributes are the most important, in terms of image archival quality and diagnostic accuracy.
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