DICOM PS3.5 2021e - Data Structures and Encoding

10.16 Transfer Syntax for SMPTE ST 2110-20 Uncompressed Interlaced Active Video

This Transfer Syntax is used for Uncompressed Video pixels carried in a DICOM-RTV Flow (separated from DICOM-RTV Metadata Flow) as described by [SMPTE ST 2110-20], in the case the video is interlaced (e.g., 1080i). The main parameters of the transfer syntax are described in Section A.9.

10.16.1 Interlaced Vs. Progressive Video

Interlaced video supports transmitting video with a smaller bandwidth. One frame contains only odd lines and the next one contains only even lines. Interlaced video is acceptable for display but may cause problems in image processing. It is recommended to use progressive video. However, in case an original interlaced video signal is converted in the DICOM-RTV format, it is recommended to maintain the interlaced format and let the processing application deal with it.

DICOM PS3.5 2021e - Data Structures and Encoding