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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

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The majority of compression algorithms developed today contain some degree of image loss. While this is acceptable for certain types of image viewing, such a loss can interfere with applications that require the scientific analysis of an image. In this paper a lossless motion compensation compression algorithm is introduced and tested on a series of medical images which contain a high degree of motion. This motion compensation technique compensates for translation, scaling, rotation and the movement of multiple objects. This is accomplished be recursively dividing an image into a series of blocks, starting with a set of sixteen by sixteen size blocks, which are checked for motion and stored as a set of five bitmap files. The recursion continues until a block contains a single pixel of movement, at which point the intensity difference of the pixel from the previous and current frame is stored in a sixth file.


Compensation; Images; Large; Lossless; Motion; Movement; Volumes

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Computer science

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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