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Correlation model for a class of medical images
Author(s): Ya-Qin Zhang; Murray H. Loew; Raymond L. Pickholtz
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, correlation properties of a class of chest X-ray medical images are examined and different 1-D and 2-D correlation models are applied to this class of image sources. Correlation structures for different scanning methods including row-by-row, column-by- column, diagonal and Peano are compared. It is suggested that the Peano scanning best reserves the inter-pixel correlation, which coincides with an earlier observation made by Lempel and Ziv. The rate-distortion properties are also discussed in terms of different 1-D and 2-D correlation models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1445, Medical Imaging V: Image Processing, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45234
Show Author Affiliations
Ya-Qin Zhang, Contel Technology Ctr. (China)
Murray H. Loew, George Washington Univ. (United States)
Raymond L. Pickholtz, George Washington Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1445:
Medical Imaging V: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew, Editor(s)

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