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Compression of Biomedical Images and Signals

Edited by Amine Naït-Ali, University of Paris 12, France Christine Cavaro-Ménard, University of Angers, France

ISBN: 9781848210288

Publication Date: May 2008   Hardback   328 pp.

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During the last decade, image and signal compression for storage and transmission purpose has seen tremendous expansion. But what about medical data compression? Should a medical image or a physiological signal be processed and compressed in the same way as any other data? The progress made in imaging systems, storage 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 of great interest.


1. Relevance of Biomedical Data Compression, Jean-Yves Tanguy, Pierre Jallet, Christel Le Bozec, Guy Frija.
2. State-of-the-Art of Compression Methods, Atilla Baskurt.
3. Specificities of Physiological Signals and Medical Images, Christine Cavaro-Ménard, Amine Naït-Ali, Jean-Yves Tanguy, Elsa Angelini, Christel Le Bozec, Jean-Jacques Le Jeune.
4. Standards in Medical Image Compression, Bernard Gibaud, Joël Chabriais.
5. Quality Assessment of Lossy Compressed Medical Images, Christine Cavaro-Ménard, Patrick Le Callet, Dominique Barba, Jean-Yves Tanguy.
6. Compression of Physiological Signals, Amine Naït-Ali.
7. Compression of 2-D Biomedical Images, Christine Cavaro-Ménard, Amine Naït-Ali, Olivier Deforges and Marie Babel.
8. Compression of Dynamic and Volumetric Medical Sequences, Azza Ouled Zaid, Christian Olivier, Amine Naït-Ali.
9. Compression of Static and Dynamic 3-D Surfaces Meshes, Khaled Mamou, Françoise Prêteux, Rémy Prost, Sébastien Valette.
10. Hybrid Coding: Encryption-Watermarking-Compression for Medical Information Security, William Puech, Gouenou Coatrieux.
11. Transmission of Compressed Medical Data on Fixed and Mobile Networks, Christian Olivier, Benoît Parrein and Rodolphe Vauzelle.

About the Authors

Amine Naït-Ali is an Associate Professor at the University of Paris 12 (France) and is a member of the LISSI Laboratory.
Christine Cavaro-Ménard is an Associate Professor at the University of Angers (France), and is a member of the LISA Laboratory.


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