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

TitleEfficient Lossless Compression of 4-D Medical Images Based on the Advanced Video Coding Scheme
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSanchez, V., P. Nasiopoulos, and R. Abugharbieh
JournalInformation Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on
Pagination442 -446
Date Publishedjul.
Keywords3D-JPEG2000, 4-D medical images, advanced video coding scheme, computer graphics, Computer-Assisted, data compression, efficient lossless compression method, functional magnetic resonance, image enhancement, Image Interpretation, Imaging, JPEG2000, medical image processing, motion compensation, multiframe motion compensation, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, standard H.264/AVC, Three-Dimensional, video coding, Video Recording

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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