Performance Evaluation of DWT Compared to DCT for Compression Biomedical Image

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Beladgham Mohammed 1,* Habchi Yassine 1 Moulay Lakhdar Abdelmouneim 1 Bassou Abdesselam 1 Taleb-Ahmed Abdelmalik 1

1. Bechar University/Department of Electronic, Bechar, 08000, Algeria

* Corresponding author.


Received: 13 Jan. 2014 / Revised: 15 Feb. 2014 / Accepted: 6 Mar. 2014 / Published: 8 Apr. 2014

Index Terms

Image compression, DWT, DCT, EZW


The image compression has for objective to reduce the volume of data required by the encoding of image, for applications of transmission or saving. For this we use the redundancies which exists within an image (a pixel has a good chance of having a luminance close to those of its neighbors) or between successive images in a sequence. We limit ourselves to the exploitation of redundancies within an image and we will work on gray level images of size 512x512. For image coding we chose an encoder based on progressive coding of data, coder is EZW (EMBEDDED WAVELET ZeroTree ENCODING, Shapiro 1993), the basis of this encoder a comparison is made between two types of transforms DWT (DISCREET WAVELETS TRANSFORM) and DCT (DISCRETE COSINE TRANSFORM) just to have the type of transformation that allows us to have a better visual quality of the image after decomposition. . Visual quality image is judged by two important devaluation parameters PSNR and MSSIM.

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Beladgham Mohammed, Habchi Yassine, Moulay Lakhdar Abdelmouneim, Bassou Abdesselam, Taleb-Ahmed Abdelmalik, "Performance Evaluation of DWT Compared to DCT for Compression Biomedical Image", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.6, no.4, pp.9-15, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2014.04.02


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