Comparison of the Packet Wavelet Transform Method for Medical Image Compression

I Made Ari Dwi Suta Atmaja - Politeknik Negeri Bali, Badung, 80361, Indonesia
Wilfridus Triadi - Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
I Nyoman Gede Arya Astawa - Politeknik Negeri Bali, Badung, 80361, Indonesia
Made Leo Radhitya - Institut Bisnis dan Teknologi Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali, 80225, Indonesia

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Medical images are often used for educational, analytical, and medical diagnostic purposes. Medical image data requires large amounts of storage on computers. Three types of codecs, namely Haar, Daubechies, and Biorthogonal, were used in this study. This study aims to find the best wavelet method of the three tested wavelet methods (Haar, Daubechies, and Biorthogonal). This study uses medical images representing USG and CT-scan images as testing data. The first test is carried out by comparing the threshold ratio. Three threshold values are used, namely 30, 40, and 50. The second test looks for PSNR values with different thresholds. The third test looks for a comparison of the rate (image size) to the PSSR value. The final test is to find each medical image's compression and decompression times. The first compression ratio test results on both medical images showed that CT scan images on Haar and Biorthogonal wavelets were the best, with an average compression ratio of 40.76% and a PSNR of 33.77. The PSNR obtained is also getting more significant for testing with a larger image size. The average compression time is 0.52 seconds, and the decompression time is 2.27 seconds. Based on the test results, this study recommends that the Daubechies wavelet method is very good for compression, which is 0.51 seconds, and the Biorthogonal wavelet method is very good for medical image decompression, which is 1.69 seconds.


Medical Image; wavelet; Haar; Daubechies; Biorthogonal

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