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Is there any data loss when i convert my dicom image to any other format???

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Dear Friend, Is there any data loss when i convert a dicom image to any other format??? I mean is it sure that it is 100% reliable if we convert a dicom image to any other formats even to any lossless formats???

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Brett Shoelson
Brett Shoelson on 5 Mar 2011
If you save your image in a lossless format, the conversion is lossless. Otherwise, not necessarily. Are you converting with imread/imwrite?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Mar 2011
You lose most or all of the meta-data information (the new TIFF class can help you preserve some of it.) Otherwise Brett's answer applies.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 7 Mar 2011
It is much the same question as whether a "JPEG Image" includes the EXIF information or just the extracted image.
My personal opinion is that if you qualify an image with a format name then you include any properties of the format, as otherwise what you have is "an image extracted from an <X> format file".
Anyhow, the question was ambiguous on this point.

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