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Volume 16, Issue 4 (Dec 2008)


Compression evaluation of surgery video recordings retaining diagnostic credibility (compression evaluation of surgery video)

M. Duplaga
  • Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, 12 Św. Anny Str., 31-008, Cracow, Poland
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/ M. Leszczuk
  • Department of Telecommunications, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30 Mickiewicza Ave., 30-668, Cracow, Poland
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/ Z. Papir
  • Department of Telecommunications, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30 Mickiewicza Ave., 30-668, Cracow, Poland
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/ A. Przelaskowski
  • Institute of Radioelectronics, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-08, Warsaw, Poland
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Published Online: 2008-09-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-008-0041-0


Wider dissemination of medical digital video libraries is affected by two correlated factors, resource effective content compression that directly influences its diagnostic credibility. It has been proved that it is possible to meet these contradictory requirements halfway for long-lasting and low motion surgery recordings at compression ratios close to 100 (bronchoscopic procedures were a case study investigated). As the main supporting assumption, it has been accepted that the content can be compressed as far as clinicians are not able to sense a loss of video diagnostic fidelity (a visually lossless compression).

Different market codecs were inspected by means of the combined subjective and objective tests toward their usability in medical video libraries. Subjective tests involved a panel of clinicians who had to classify compressed bronchoscopic video content according to its quality under the bubble sort algorithm. For objective tests, two metrics (hybrid vector measure and hosaka Plots) were calculated frame by frame and averaged over a whole sequence.

Keywords: video; multimedia; video compression; quality evaluation; bronchoscopy

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