Ultrasound Data Compression in a Tele-ultrasound System

R. Miri, S.K. Setarehdan, and P.J. Maralani (Iran)

Keywords

Compression, Wavelet, Scan line, RLC, Huffman coding

Abstract

Healthcare improvement is a critical social issue nowadays. The diagnostic benefits of tele-ultrasound may not be available in locations with lack of high-bandwidth transmission channels because transmitting the large volume of the ultrasound data through the band limited signal channel is impossible. In these cases data compression is necessary because the purpose of data compression is to represent data with less bits in order to save storage costs and transmission time. Because of the importance of speckle structure in the ultrasound image, the Standard compression algorithms like conventional JPEG aren't suitable for ultrasound images.

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