Wavelet Compression of Three-Dimensional Time-Lapse Biological Image Data

H. Narfi Stefansson, Kevin W. Eliceiri, Charles F. Thomas, Amos Ron, Ron DeVore, Robert Sharpley, John G. White
2005 Microscopy and Microanalysis  
The use of multifocal-plane, time-lapse recordings of living specimens has allowed investigators to visualize dynamic events both within ensembles of cells and individual cells. Recordings of such four-dimensional~4D! data from digital optical sectioning microscopy produce very large data sets. We describe a wavelet-based data compression algorithm that capitalizes on the inherent redunancies within multidimensional data to achieve higher compression levels than can be obtained from single
more » ... s. The algorithm will permit remote users to roam through large 4D data sets using communication channels of modest bandwidth at high speed. This will allow animation to be used as a powerful aid to visualizing dynamic changes in three-dimensional structures.
doi:10.1017/s1431927605050014 pmid:15683567 fatcat:pxdxcoi4yzhjhdyuugipvxpfva