Wavelet Compression/Reconstruction and Visualization of Pulmonary X-Ray Images for Achieving of Asbestosis Infected Patients Data

  • Ivica KuzmanićEmail author
  • Mirjana Vujović
  • Slobodan Marko Beroš
  • Igor Vujović
Part of the Augmented Vision and Reality book series (Augment Vis Real, volume 4)


An algorithm for reliable wavelet compression/reconstruction and visualization of pulmonary X-ray is presented in this chapter. Pulmonary X-rays are obtained by real patients from an asbestos factory. The aim is to make job easier to occupational medicine specialists and radiologists. Algorithm is primarily concerned for correct compression of the images to save space (digital memory space as well as space for storing X-ray films). Specialists must, according to law, save all X-ray images over 40 years. Instead of archiving X-ray films this algorithm allows saving of wavelet coefficients vectors on magnetic or optical storage. Independent radiologists confirmed that medical data is unchanged. Secondary concern is to emphasize possible asbestos-infected areas, which covers for visualization part of the work. Benefits are in monitoring of health condition, prevention of disease, early diagnostics, more reliable diagnostics, and saving space for achieving medical data.


Wavelet image compression Preservation of medical data Comparison of wavelet families 

List of Abbreviations


The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine


Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


Joint Photographic Experts Group—file format


Wavelet transform


Discrete wavelet transform


Two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivica Kuzmanić
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mirjana Vujović
    • 2
  • Slobodan Marko Beroš
    • 3
  • Igor Vujović
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Maritime StudiesUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia
  2. 2.Occupational Medicine Private PracticePločeCroatia
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval ArchitectureUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia

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