JPEG/wavelet ultrasound compression study

Kenneth R. Persons, Patrice M. Palisson, Armando Manduca, William J. Charboneau, E. Meredith James, Nick T. Charboneau, Nicholas J. Hangiandreou, Bradley J. Erickson

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The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of lossy compression on grayscale US images to determine how much compression can be applied, and still have the images be 'acceptable for diagnostic purposes'. The study considered how the acquisition technique (video frame-grabber vs. direct DICOM digital format from the scanner) influences how much compression can be applied. For DICOM digital images, the study considered the how text (that is burned into the image) affects the compressibility of the image. The lossy compression techniques that were considered include JPEG, Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) Wavelet, and a Modified version of SPIHT Wavelet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-247
Number of pages16
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Medical Imaging - PACS Design and Evaluation Engineering and Clinical Issues - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 23 1999Jan 25 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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