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HEVC optimizations for medical environments
Author(s): D. G. Fernández; A. A. Del Barrio; Guillermo Botella; Carlos García; Uwe Meyer-Baese; Anke Meyer-Baese
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Paper Abstract

HEVC/H.265 is the most interesting and cutting-edge topic in the world of digital video compression, allowing to reduce by half the required bandwidth in comparison with the previous H.264 standard. Telemedicine services and in general any medical video application can benefit from the video encoding advances. However, the HEVC is computationally expensive to implement. In this paper a method for reducing the HEVC complexity in the medical environment is proposed. The sequences that are typically processed in this context contain several homogeneous regions. Leveraging these regions, it is possible to simplify the HEVC flow while maintaining a high-level quality. In comparison with the HM16.2 standard, the encoding time is reduced up to 75%, with a negligible quality loss. Moreover, the algorithm is straightforward to implement in any hardware platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9871, Sensing and Analysis Technologies for Biomedical and Cognitive Applications 2016, 98710B (19 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224777
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D. G. Fernández, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
A. A. Del Barrio, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Guillermo Botella, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Carlos García, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Uwe Meyer-Baese, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Anke Meyer-Baese, Florida State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9871:
Sensing and Analysis Technologies for Biomedical and Cognitive Applications 2016
Liyi Dai; Yufeng Zheng; Henry Chu; Anke D. Meyer-Bäse, Editor(s)

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