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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1999
  • pp: 193–199

Feature stabilized digital x-ray coronary angiograms improve human visual detection in JPEG compressed images

M. P. Eckstein, J. L. Bartroff, C. A. Morioka, D. J. Vodopich, and J. S. Whiting  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 193-199 (1999)

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We evaluate the effect on human visual detection of a display method that stabilizes the motion of the feature of interest in sequential JPEG compressed x-ray coronary angiogram images. At all levels of image compression the feature stabilized display significantly improved performance with respect to the standard display where the artery is moving. In addition, for both the moving artery and stabilized display, human performance with images compressed at 15:1 was not significantly different from performance with the uncompressed images.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(170.7440) Medical optics and biotechnology : X-ray imaging
(330.1880) Vision, color, and visual optics : Detection

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Original Manuscript: February 16, 1999
Published: March 15, 1999

M. Eckstein, J. Bartroff, C. Morioka, D. Vodopich, and J. Whiting, "Feature stabilized digital x-ray coronary angiograms improve human visual detection in JPEG compressed images," Opt. Express 4, 193-199 (1999)

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