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
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.
Table of Contents:
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-Ménard, Amine Naït-Ali, Jean-Yves Tanguy, Elsa
Angelini, Christel Le Bozec, Jean-Jacques Le Jeune).
Chapter 4. Standards in medical image compression (Bernard Gibaud, Joël Chabriais).
Chapter 5. Quality assessment of lossy compressed medical images
(Christine Cavaro-Ménard, Patrick Le Callet, Dominique Barba, Jean-Yves
Chapter 6. Compression of physiological signals (Amine Naït-Ali).
Chapter 7. Compression of 2-D biomedical images (Christine Cavaro-Ménard, Amine Naït-Ali, Olivier Deforges et Marie Babel).
Chapter 8. Compression of dynamic and volumetric medical data sets (Azza Ouled Zaid, Christian Olivier, Amine Naït-Ali).
Chapter 9. Compression of static and dynamic 3-D meshes (Khaled Mamou, Françoise Préteux, Rémy Prost, Sébastien Valette).
Chapter 10. Hybrid coding using encryption, data hiding and compression
for the security of medical information (William Puech, Gouenou
Chapter 11. Transmission of compressed medical data through fixed and
mobile networks (Christian Olivier, Benoît Parrein et Rodolphe
List of Authors.