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Efficient Lossless Compression of 4-D Medical Images Based on the Advanced Video Coding Scheme

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3 Author(s)
Victor Sanchez ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC ; Panos Nasiopoulos ; Rafeef Abugharbieh

This paper presents an efficient lossless compression method for 4-D medical images based on the advanced video coding scheme (H.264/AVC). The proposed method efficiently reduces data redundancies in all four dimensions by recursively applying multiframe motion compensation. Performance evaluations on real 4-D medical images of varying modalities including functional magnetic resonance show an improvement in compression efficiency of up to three times that of other state-of-the-art compression methods such as 3D-JPEG2000.

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IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 4 )