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Title: Lossless compression of digital mammography using fixed block segmentation and pixel grouping
Authors: Kumar, R.
Koliwad, S.
Dwarakish, G.S.
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Proceedings - 6th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, ICVGIP 2008, 2008, Vol., , pp.201-206
Abstract: A mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. This is an efficient means of early detection of breast cancer. High resolution is a common characteristic of such images. Archiving and retaining these data for at least three years is expensive, difficult and requires sophisticated data compression techniques. In this paper an efficient method is proposed for lossless compression of mammography images. After performing de-correlation of the image using two efficient predictors, the residue image is divided into 4x4 blocks. The blocks with all-zero pixels are identified using one bit code. Later, Second order of pixel grouping is employed to the remaining blocks to increase the coding efficiency. Such blocks are coded using Base offset method. Special techniques are used to save the header information. The method is tested using 25 mammograms from the MIAS database, each having a resolution of 1024x1024 pixels with 8 bits/pixel. Experimental results indicate better compression ratio when compared to JPEG 2000, JPEG-LS, PNG and JBIG. � 2008 IEEE.
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