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Can a facility use lossless compression to transmit images to the patient or other medical institutions for final interpretation?

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Yes, provided that such transmission is acceptable to the receiving party. Lossless compression accurately preserves all of the data from the original mammogram and therefore FDA permits images regenerated from lossless compressed data to be used in the same manner as the original mammogram.

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