This document summarizes new features, enhancements, APIs, and Oracle Database support introduced with Oracle Multimedia in the current release. It also describes a feature that is no longer being enhanced, beginning with the current release.
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) added new features for Oracle Multimedia, and new enhancements for Oracle Multimedia DICOM. The following subsections list these features and enhancements.
Oracle Multimedia Mid-Tier Java API Reference for reference information about the new mid-tier Java API
Oracle Multimedia DICOM Java API Reference for reference information about the Oracle Multimedia DICOM Java API
The following new features for Oracle Multimedia are described in Oracle Multimedia Reference:
New constructor functions for BLOBs and other sources, for these object types:
Support for image watermarking
New image processing operators:
Support for the CMYK content format
The following enhancements for Oracle Multimedia DICOM are described in Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide:
Recursive calls within constraint definitions
Limiting the list of DICOM attributes for extraction
Oracle Multimedia Mid-Tier Java API
DICOM value locator type syntax
Wildcard character syntax
New preference parameters to define run-time behavior:
DICOM to AVI conversion
DEFLATE compression format
RLE compression format
YBR photometric interpretation
Encoding of multibit monochrome raw content
Oracle Data Pump Utilities support for the DICOM data model repository
Beginning with Oracle Database 11g, Release 2 (11.2), the DICOM support in ORDImage objects that was introduced in Oracle Database 10g, Release 2 (10.2) was not enhanced. The DICOM support in ORDImage objects is still available in Release 11.2, but Oracle recommends taking the following actions for medical imaging applications.
For new applications:
Use the new DICOM support that was introduced in Oracle Database 11g, Release 1 (11.1).
For existing applications that use the DICOM support in ORDImage objects:
Migrate to the new DICOM support that was introduced in Release 11.1.
See Section 1.6.4 for more information about the status of this feature and its enhancements.
Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide for complete information about Oracle Multimedia DICOM features and enhancements