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Medical Video Coding Based on 2nd Generation Wavelets: Performance Evaluation

Version 1 : Received: 5 October 2018 / Approved: 7 October 2018 / Online: 7 October 2018 (10:26:18 CEST)

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Ferroukhi, M.; Ouahabi, A.; Attari, M.; Habchi, Y.; Taleb-Ahmed, A. Medical Video Coding Based on 2nd-Generation Wavelets: Performance Evaluation. Electronics 2019, 8, 88. Ferroukhi, M.; Ouahabi, A.; Attari, M.; Habchi, Y.; Taleb-Ahmed, A. Medical Video Coding Based on 2nd-Generation Wavelets: Performance Evaluation. Electronics 2019, 8, 88.

Journal reference: Electronics 2019, 8, 88
DOI: 10.3390/electronics8010088

Abstract

The operations of digitization, transmission and storage of medical data, particularly images require increasingly effective encoding methods not only in terms of compression ratio and flow of information but also in terms of visual quality. At first, there was DCT (discrete cosine transform) then DWT (discrete wavelet transform) and their associated standards in terms of coding and image compression. After that, the 2nd generation wavelets seeks to be positioned and confronted to the image and video coding methods currently used. It is in this context that we suggested a method combining bandelets and SPIHT (set partitioning in hierarchical trees) algorithm. There are two main reasons for our approach: the first lies in the nature of the bandelet transform to take advantage by capturing the geometrical complexity of the image structure. The second reason stems in the suitability of encoding the bandelet coefficients by the SPIHT encoder. Quality measurements shows that in some cases (for low bit rates) the performances of the proposed coding compete with the well-established ones and opens up new application prospects in the field of medical imaging.

Subject Areas

bandelet; medical imaging; quadtree decomposition; SPIHT coder; video coding; video quality measure

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Received: 8 October 2018
Commenter: Sarah JOURDAIN
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: The results documented in this paper indicate that the proposed method is superior (in terms of PSNR) at low bitrate to the emerging HEVC standard and can provide a significant amount of increase in coding efficiency.

Very interesting and innovative paper.
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