05179651 is referenced by 192 patents and cites 3 patents.

An image processing and display system employs a high speed image local area network (LAN) for transferring image data separate from control data. A general purpose LAN carries graphics data and control data of the system. One more image display controller than display monitor is used to provide off line processing of images prior to display of the images. An analog cross bar switch provides the necessary connections between image display controllers and the display monitors to provide the desired views of selected images. Images are initially provided to the system from an image archive in a compressed manner. The images are decompressed and held in a local cache. With respect to each word of image data, different bytes of the word are compressed by different compression schemes to optimize transfer time of image data. A method is employed for transparently sharing a high perfomance image archive processor among various workstations of display monitors.

Title
Apparatus for retrieval and processing of selected archived images for display at workstation terminals
Application Number
268781
Publication Number
5179651
Application Date
February 5, 1991
Publication Date
January 12, 1993
Inventor
Maria Kaldis
Boston
MA, US
James L Taaffe
Arlington
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds
Assignee
Massachusetts General Hospital
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/20
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