Compression with Adaptive Speckle Suppression for Ultrasound Medical Images

  • Roumen Kountchev
  • Vladimir Todorov
  • Roumiana Kountcheva
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 473)


In the paper is presented one new approach for efficient processing of ultrasound medical images. The application of the algorithm for image compression based on the inverse difference pyramid (IDP) permits together with considerable compression ratio to achieve suppression of the specific (speckle) noise in ultrasound medical images. The paper describes the principle of image decomposition and its modification, designed for this medical application. Special attention is paid to achieve relatively low computational complexity of the used algorithms. Besides, an adaptive filtration aimed at the visual quality improvement of the restored image is also included. At the end of the paper are given experimental results and comparison with other contemporary methods for image archiving based on the JPEG and JPEG 2000 standards.


Image compression Speckle noise suppression Digital adaptive fuzzy filter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roumen Kountchev
    • 1
  • Vladimir Todorov
    • 2
  • Roumiana Kountcheva
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radio Communications and Video TechnologiesTechnical University of SofiaSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.T&K Engineering Co.SofiaBulgaria

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