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Compression of Biomedical Images and Signals

Book Description

During the last decade, image and signal compression for storage and transmission purpose has seen a great expansion. But what about medical data compression? Should a medical image or a physiological signal be processed and compressed like any other data? The progress made in imaging systems, storing systems and telemedicine makes compression in this field particularly interesting. However, this compression has to be adapted to the specificities of biomedical data which contain diagnosis information.

As such, this book offers an overview of compression techniques applied to medical data, including: physiological signals, MRI, X-ray, ultrasound images, static and dynamic volumetric images.

Researchers, clinicians, engineers and professionals in this area, along with postgraduate students in the signal and image processing field, will find this book to be of great interest.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Relevance of Biomedical Data Compression
    1. 1.1. Introduction
    2. 1.2. The management of digital data using PACS
    3. 1.3. The increasing quantities of digital data
    4. 1.4. Legal and practical matters
    5. 1.5. The role of data compression
    6. 1.6. Diagnostic quality
    7. 1.7. Conclusion
    8. 1.8. Bibliography
  7. Chapter 2: State of the Art of Compression Methods
    1. 2.1. Introduction
    2. 2.2. Outline of a generic compression technique
    3. 2.3. Compression of still images
    4. 2.4. The compression of image sequences
    5. 2.5. Compressing 1D signals
    6. 2.6. The compression of 3D objects
    7. 2.7. Conclusion and future developments
    8. 2.8. Bibliography
  8. Chapter 3: Specificities of Physiological Signals and Medical Images
    1. 3.1. Introduction
    2. 3.2. Characteristics of physiological signals
    3. 3.3. Specificities of medical images
    4. 3.4. Conclusion
    5. 3.5. Bibliography
  9. Chapter 4: Standards in Medical Image Compression
    1. 4.1. Introduction
    2. 4.2. Standards for communicating medical data
    3. 4.3. Existing standards for image compression
    4. 4.4. Conclusion
    5. 4.5. Bibliography
  10. Chapter 5: Quality Assessment of Lossy Compressed Medical Images
    1. 5.1. Introduction
    2. 5.2. Degradations generated by compression norms and their consequences in medical imaging
    3. 5.3. Subjective quality assessment
    4. 5.4. Objective quality assessment
    5. 5.5. Conclusion
    6. 5.6. Bibliography
  11. Chapter 6: Compression of Physiological Signals
    1. 6.1. Introduction
    2. 6.2. Standards for coding physiological signals
    3. 6.3. EEG compression
    4. 6.4. ECG compression
    5. 6.5. Conclusion
    6. 6.6. Bibliography
  12. Chapter 7: Compression of 2D Biomedical Images
    1. 7.1. Introduction
    2. 7.2. Reversible compression of medical images
    3. 7.3. Lossy compression of medical images
    4. 7.4. Progressive compression of medical images
    5. 7.5. Conclusion
    6. 7.6. Bibliography
  13. Chapter 8: Compression of Dynamic and Volumetric Medical Sequences
    1. 8.1. Introduction
    2. 8.2. Reversible compression of (2D+t) and 3D medical data sets
    3. 8.3. Irreversible compression of (2D+t) medical sequences
    4. 8.4. Irreversible compression of volumetric medical data sets
    5. 8.5. Conclusion
    6. 8.6. Bibliography
  14. Chapter 9: Compression of Static and Dynamic 3D Surface Meshes
    1. 9.1. Introduction
    2. 9.2. Definitions and properties of triangular meshes
    3. 9.3. Compression of static meshes
    4. 9.4. Compression of dynamic meshes
    5. 9.5. Conclusion
    6. 9.6. Appendices
    7. 9.7. Bibliography
  15. Chapter 10: Hybrid Coding: Encryption-Watermarking-Compression for Medical Information Security
    1. 10.1. Introduction
    2. 10.2. Protection of medical imagery and data
    3. 10.3. Basics of encryption algorithms
    4. 10.4. Medical image encryption
    5. 10.5. Medical image watermarking and encryption
    6. 10.6. Conclusion
    7. 10.7. Bibliography
  16. Chapter 11: Transmission of Compressed Medical Data on Fixed and Mobile Networks
    1. 11.1. Introduction
    2. 11.2. Brief overview of the existing applications
    3. 11.3. The fixed and mobile networks
    4. 11.4. Transmission of medical images
    5. 11.5. Conclusion
    6. 11.6. Bibliography
  17. Conclusion
  18. List of Authors
  19. Index