Compression of Biomedical Images and Signals

Compression of Biomedical Images and Signals

By: Amine Nait-Ali (editor), Christine Cavaro-Menard (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Dr. Amine Nait-Ali is an Associate Professor at the University Paris 12 (France), and a member of the Laboratory LISSI. His research interests are focused on physiological signal processing and analysis, optimisation using metaheuristics, none linear system modeling, biosignal and medical image compression. Dr. Christine Cavaro-Menard is an Associate Professor at the University of Angers (France), and a member of the Laboratory LISA. Her research interests include medical image processing (segmentation, classification, texture analysis, registration) for diagnosis assistance, medical image compression and quality evaluation of compressed medical images.


Chapter 1. Relevance of biomedical data compression (Jean-Yves Tanguy, Pierre Jallet, Christel Le Bozec, Guy Frija). Chapter 2. A review of compression methods (Atilla Baskurt). Chapter 3. Specificities of physiological signals and medical images (Christine Cavaro-Menard, Amine Nait-Ali, Jean-Yves Tanguy, Elsa Angelini, Christel Le Bozec, Jean-Jacques Le Jeune). Chapter 4. Standards in medical image compression (Bernard Gibaud, Joel Chabriais). Chapter 5. Quality assessment of lossy compressed medical images (Christine Cavaro-Menard, Patrick Le Callet, Dominique Barba, Jean-Yves Tanguy). Chapter 6. Compression of physiological signals (Amine Nait-Ali). Chapter 7. Compression of 2-D biomedical images (Christine Cavaro-Menard, Amine Nait-Ali, Olivier Deforges et Marie Babel). Chapter 8. Compression of dynamic and volumetric medical data sets (Azza Ouled Zaid, Christian Olivier, Amine Nait-Ali). Chapter 9. Compression of static and dynamic 3-D meshes (Khaled Mamou, Francoise Preteux, Remy Prost, Sebastien Valette). Chapter 10. Hybrid coding using encryption, data hiding and compression for the security of medical information (William Puech, Gouenou Coatrieux). Chapter 11. Transmission of compressed medical data through fixed and mobile networks (Christian Olivier, Benoit Parrein et Rodolphe Vauzelle). List of Authors. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848210288
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781848210288
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 1848210280

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