An efficient wavelet representation for large medical image stacks
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Like the rest of the society modern health care has to deal with the ever increasing information flow. Imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, US, SPECT and PET just keep producing more and more data. Especially CT and MRI and their 3D image stacks cause problems in terms of how to effectively handle these data sets. Usually a PACS is used to manage the information flow. Since a PACS often is implemented with a server-client setup, the management of these large data sets requires an efficient representation of medical image stacks that minimizes the amount of data transmitted between server and client and that efficiently supports the workflow of a practitioner.
In this thesis an efficient wavelet representation for large medical image stacks is proposed for the use in a PACS. The representation supports features such as lossless viewing, random access, ROI-viewing, scalable resolution, thick slab viewing and progressive transmission. All of these features are believed to be essential to form an efficient tool for navigation and reconstruction of an image stack.
The proposed wavelet representation has also been implemented and found to be better in terms of memory allocation and amount of data transmitted between server and client when compared to prior solutions. Performance tests of the implementation has also shown the proposed wavelet representation to have a good computational performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2007. , 79 p.
medical image stacks, wavelet representation, progressive transmission, random access, thick slab viewing
Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-8394ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--07/3900--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-8394DiVA: diva2:23194
Nautsch, HaraldSjöblom, Erik