The arrival of auto stereoscopic displays demands for the efficient compression of video which can acquire forward compatibility. CT or MRI Medical imaging produces digital form of human body pictures. There exists a need for compression of these images for storage and communication purposes. Current compression schemes provide a very high compression rate with a considerable loss of quality. In medicine, it is necessary to have high image quality in region of interest, i.e. diagnostically important regions.The main goal of the efficient HEVC standardization effort is to enable significantly improved compression performance relative to existing standards-in the range of 50% bit-rate reduction for equal perceptual video excellence. This paper provides the technical features and characteristics of the HEVC standard.In addition,a forward compatible solution is proposed which uplifts the H.264/AVC based systems to HEVC based auto stereoscopic environment.