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Master of Science in Computer Science


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Martin R. Stytz, PhD


The world is currently experiencing a computer revolution. With the expansion and development of new computer technology, the age of video is upon us. The medical world is also currently undergoing a dramatic change. With the development and perfection of non-invasive techniques of probing the body, large amounts of computer data is collected and much of it is used to generate images. The organization and management of these images is the topic of this thesis. The discussion of storage schemes, databases, communications and data compression techniques gives the reader a background and some insight to the current state of the art in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems PACS and how this schema will some day be expanded to a global scale called Global PACS GPACS.

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