Region-of-interest video coding for enabling surgical telementoring in low-bandwidth scenarios

Sourabh Khire, Scott Robertson, Nikil Jayant, Elena A. Wood, Max E. Stachura, Tamer Goksel

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Abstract

Surgical telementoring can prove very effective in a military surgical paradigm where less experienced surgeons deployed at forward sites can be mentored by more experienced specialists from a rearward remote site, thus enhancing intheater surgical options by bringing scarce expertise into play. However, lack of sufficient bandwidth in active military theaters limit the ability to implement real-time video communication capability, and hence render such clinically beneficial programs undeliverable. Region-of-interest (ROI) video-coding presents a possible solution to this problem. By allocating more bits to the ROI as compared to the rest of the frame (also known as background (BG)), ROI encoding of surgical videos can increase the bandwidth perceived by the telementoring application. In this paper, we introduce a flexible and interactive ROI in a low-complexity, H.264-compliant and diagnostically lossless (DL) fashion to enable remote mentoring of surgical procedures in very low-bandwidth scenarios. Further, subjective evaluations by surgeons indicate that ROI-encoded videos are preferred over the uniformly-encoded videos for the purpose of surgical evaluation and telementoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2012 - 2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference
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StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2012Nov 1 2012

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Other2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/1/1211/1/12

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Image coding
Bandwidth
Theaters
Communication

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Khire, S., Robertson, S., Jayant, N., Wood, E. A., Stachura, M. E., & Goksel, T. (2012). Region-of-interest video coding for enabling surgical telementoring in low-bandwidth scenarios. In MILCOM 2012 - 2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference [6415792] https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2012.6415792

Region-of-interest video coding for enabling surgical telementoring in low-bandwidth scenarios. / Khire, Sourabh; Robertson, Scott; Jayant, Nikil; Wood, Elena A.; Stachura, Max E.; Goksel, Tamer.

MILCOM 2012 - 2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference. 2012. 6415792.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Khire, S, Robertson, S, Jayant, N, Wood, EA, Stachura, ME & Goksel, T 2012, Region-of-interest video coding for enabling surgical telementoring in low-bandwidth scenarios. in MILCOM 2012 - 2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference., 6415792, 2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2012, Orlando, FL, United States, 11/1/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2012.6415792
Khire S, Robertson S, Jayant N, Wood EA, Stachura ME, Goksel T. Region-of-interest video coding for enabling surgical telementoring in low-bandwidth scenarios. In MILCOM 2012 - 2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference. 2012. 6415792 https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2012.6415792
Khire, Sourabh ; Robertson, Scott ; Jayant, Nikil ; Wood, Elena A. ; Stachura, Max E. ; Goksel, Tamer. / Region-of-interest video coding for enabling surgical telementoring in low-bandwidth scenarios. MILCOM 2012 - 2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference. 2012.
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