Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Medical Image Processing

Techniques and Applications

Editors: Dougherty, Geoff (Ed.)

  • Comprises topical, state-of-the-art applications in image analysis
  • A practical, hands-on treatment of current research problems
  • Integrated, pedagogically sound approach that emphasizes conceptual understanding
  • Each chapter starts with an overview of the material covered and a list of the specific knowledge and skills to be acquired
  • Amply illustrated by figures and images
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The field of medical imaging advances so rapidly that all of those working in it, scientists, engineers, physicians, educators and others, need to frequently update their knowledge in order to stay abreast of developments. While journals and periodicals play a crucial role in this, more extensive, integrative publications that connect fundamental principles and new advances in algorithms and techniques to practical applications are essential.

Medical Image Processing: Techniques and Applications meets this challenge and provides an enduring bridge in the ever expanding field of medical imaging. It serves as an authoritative resource and self-study guide explaining sophisticated techniques of quantitative image analysis, with a focus on medical applications. The book emphasizes the conceptual framework of image analysis and the effective use of image processing tools. It presents a detailed approach to each application while emphasizing insight and “tricks of the trade”, and the applicability of techniques to other research areas. Although each chapter is written by an expert (or experts) in that area and is essentially self-contained, fundamental connections between the different topics are emphasized so that the book forms an integrated whole.

The book is designed for end users who wish to update their skills and understanding with the latest techniques in image analysis. Providing unprecedented breadth and detail, it will be a valuable cross-disciplinary resource both at the graduate and specialist level. It is also well suited  to supplement and motivate learning in graduate-level image processing classes within biomedical engineering, radiology and computer science.

About the authors

Geoff Dougherty is Professor of Applied Physics and Medical Imaging at California State University Channel Islands, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in image analysis, pattern recognition and medical imaging. He has been conducting research in the applications of image processing and analysis to medical images for over 20 years. In 2009 he was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to undertake research in Brisbane, Australia. He has published numerous articles in international journals, and is the author of several book chapters and a textbook in image analysis. He is a Fellow of the IET, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and has held positions at Kuwait University, Keele University, Monash University, the Science University of Malaysia (USM) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dougherty, Geoff

    Pages 1-4

  • Rapid Prototyping of Image Analysis Applications

    Hendriks, Cris L. Luengo (et al.)

    Pages 5-25

  • Seeded Segmentation Methods for Medical Image Analysis

    Couprie, Camille (et al.)

    Pages 27-57

  • Deformable Models and Level Sets in Image Segmentation

    Alfiansyah, Agung

    Pages 59-87

  • Fat Segmentation in Magnetic Resonance Images

    Costello, David P. (et al.)

    Pages 89-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Image Processing
Book Subtitle
Techniques and Applications
Editors
  • Geoff Dougherty
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9779-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9779-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9769-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3022-3
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 380
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