A preliminary investigation of encoding monochrome ultrasound images with a novel perceptually lossless coder is
presented. Based on the JPEG 2000 coding framework, the proposed coder employs a vision model to identify and
remove visually insignificant/irrelevant information. Current simulation results have shown coding performance
gains over the JPEG compliant LOCO lossless and JPEG 2000 lossless coders without any perceivable distortion.