A New Diagnosis Loseless Compression Method for Digital Mammography Based on Multiple Arbitrary Shape ROIs Coding Framework

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Ping Xu 1,* Yan Zuo 2 Wei-Dong Xu 1 Hua-Jie Chen 2

1. College of Life Information Science & Instrument Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

2. College of Automation, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2011.05.05

Received: 21 Jul. 2011 / Revised: 11 Aug. 2011 / Accepted: 15 Sep. 2011 / Published: 8 Oct. 2011

Index Terms

Digital mammography, diagnosis lossless compression, CAD, ROI


With the rapidly growing use of digital images in medical archival and communication, image compression technology, especially diagnosis lossless compression technology, plays a more and more important role for medical applications. In this thesis, a novel diagnosis loseless compression algorithm is presented for digital mammography. The mammogram is divided into breast region, pectoral muscle and background using the CAD technology. Then mutiple arbitrary shape ROIs coding framework is used to compress the mammogram in which the breast region and pectoral muscle are compressed losslessly and lossily respectively, and the background can be discarded or compressed lossily as user’s will. Experimental results show that the proposed method offer potential advantage in medical applications of digital mammography compression.

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Ping Xu, Yan Zuo, Wei-Dong Xu, Hua-Jie Chen, "A New Diagnosis Loseless Compression Method for Digital Mammography Based on Multiple Arbitrary Shape ROIs Coding Framework", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), vol.3, no.5, pp.33-39, 2011. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2011.05.05


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