Scheduled System Maintenance:
On May 6th, system maintenance will take place from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET (12:00 - 16:00 UTC). During this time, there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Adaptive compression of medical ultrasound images

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Kaur, L. ; Sant Longowal Inst. of Eng. & Technol., Sangrur, India ; Chauhan, R.C. ; Saxena, S.C.

An adaptive image-coding algorithm for compression of medical ultrasound (US) images in the wavelet domain is presented. First, it is shown that the histograms of wavelet coefficients of the subbands in the US images are heavy-tailed and can be better modelled by using the generalised Student's t-distribution. Then, by exploiting these statistics, an adaptive image coder named JTQVS-WV is designed, which unifies the two approaches to image-adaptive coding: rate-distortion (R-D) optimised quantiser selection and R-D optimal thresholding, and is based on the varying-slope quantisation strategy. The use of varying-slope quantisation strategy (instead of fixed R-D slope) allows coding of the wavelet coefficients across various scales according to their importance for the quality of reconstructed image. The experimental results show that the varying-slope quantisation strategy leads to a significant improvement in the compression performance of the JTQVS-WV over the best state-of-the-art image coder, SPIHT, JPEG2000 and the fixed-slope variant of JTQVS-WV named JTQ-WV. For example, the coding of US images at 0.5 bpp yields a peak signal-to-noise ratio gain of >0.6, 3.86 and 0.3 dB over the benchmark, SPIHT, JPEG2000 and JTQ-WV, respectively.

Published in:

Vision, Image and Signal Processing, IEE Proceedings -  (Volume:153 ,  Issue: 2 )