Handbook of Medical Imaging: Processing and Analysis Management (Biomedical Engineering)

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In recent years, the remarkable advances in medical imaging instruments have increased their use considerably for diagnostics as well as planning and follow-up of treatment. Emerging from the fields of radiology, medical physics and engineering, medical imaging no longer simply deals with the technology and interpretation of radiographic images. The limitless possibilities presented by computer science and technology, coupled with engineering advances in signal processing, optics and nuclear medicine have created the vastly expanded field of medical imaging. "The Handbook of Medical Imaging" is the first comprehensive compilation of the concepts and techniques used to analyze and manipulate medical images after they have been generated or digitized. The Handbook is organized in six sections that relate to the main functions needed for processing such as: enhancement, segmentation, quantification, registration, visualization as well as compression storage and telemedicine. It features internationally renowned authors (Johns Hopkins, Harvard, UCLA, Yale, Columbia, UCSF). It also includes imaging and visualization, and contains over 60 pages of stunning, four-color images.

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"Most investigators and students actively involved in the image processing and analysis field or those who would like to participate in this field will be pleased to have this handbook as a reference. ...I am sure that this handbook will find its place in most academic radiology department libraries and on the shelf of investigators in the field." -ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY (May 2001) "This new volume is part of the Academic Press Series in Biomedical Engineering for which Joseph Bronzino is the Series Editor. The Handbook is organized in six sections... enhancements, segmentation, quantification, registration, visualization, and compression/storage/communication." -IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING MAGAZINE, January 2001 HONORABLE MENTION, ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL/SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING (2000) "...an invaluable and exeptionally convenient resource to students of the field and professionals who need to implement image processing techniques." -RADIOLOGY(August 2001) "...a valuable addition to the shelf of anyone interested in the rapidly-developing field of medical image processing." -MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS

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