Abstract: This review paper is based on medical image compression using various image compression techniques. In this paper comparative analysis of different compression techniques and their applications in the rising fields of medical science such as e-health, telemedicine, teleradiology has been carried out. There has been abundant research work carried on medical image compression. Even though, the medical image compression has a intense scope in future but it also has lot of difficulties and challenges to achieve requirements of the medical field.

Keywords: Medical image compression, lossy compression, 3D images, SPHIT.