Several different techniques for urodynamic signal compression have been proposed in the last few years. Using these techniques it is possible to reduce the requirements for digital storage or transmission. There are a number of applications where it is essential to use such techniques in diagnostic and ambulatory urodynamics. The purpose of this study is to compare different techniques of urodynamic data compression. The so-called FAN, voltage triggered, two point projection and second difference methods. The comparison between the methods is based on 65 pressure, 46 uroflow and 18 surface electromyogram signals. The reduction ratio achieved for different allowable errors between the original and compressed signals is calculated and compared for the different techniques. Results show that it is possible to store urodynamic signals accurately at a low sampling rate, where FAN and voltage triggered methods seem to be superior to the rest.

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doi.org/10.1007/BF00571839, hdl.handle.net/1765/14814
Urological Research: a journal of clinical and laboratory investigation in urolithiasis and related areas
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van Mastrigt, R, & Kocjan, T. (1994). Nonuniform sampling of urodynamic signals: a comparison of different methods. Urological Research: a journal of clinical and laboratory investigation in urolithiasis and related areas, 22(3), 137–141. doi:10.1007/BF00571839