Advanced Imaging in Biology and Medicine

Technology, Software Environments, Applications

Editors: Sensen, Ch.W., Hallgrimsson, Benedikt (Eds.)

  • The past years experienced a boom in the development of novel imaging technologies used in biological research as well as in clinical diagnosis
  • First book to provide a complete overview of advanced imaging technologies
  • Introduction to all various aspects of advanced imaging in the medical and biological field
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About this book

Since the invention of X-Ray technology by Konrad Roentgen in 1895, non-invasive imaging technologies are part of the medical and biological tool kit. Today, quite a number of non-invasive imaging technologies exist, from 4-dimensional Ultrasound to Computer Tomography. Almost every individual is subjected to one or more of these technologies during their lifetime. Destructive imaging approaches such as light- and electron microscopy have benefitted from the development of computing algorithms and digital imaging, making them more and more valuable for the study of biological and medical phenomena.

Not only is the number of imaging technologies increasing rapidly, at the same time the strategies and algorithms for image analysis are becoming more and more sophisticated. This book attempts for the first time to provide an overview of the major approaches to biological and medical imaging, the strategies for image analysis and the creation of models, which are based on the results of image analysis. This sets the book aside from the usual monographs, which introduce the reader only to a single technology.

Given the broad range of topics covered, this book provides an overview of the field, which is useful for a wide audience, from physicians and biologists to readers who would like to know more about the technology, which is used to derive diagnoses of diseases today.

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From the reviews:

"This book presents an overall picture of newly introduced advanced imaging techniques in life sciences and medicine. … The book is useful mainly for researchers and graduate students working in developing imaging technologies, imaging software designers, and users of tools for molecular imaging and genomic data handling. … this book is a positive addition to the scientific literature." (Rao F. H. Khan, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2009)

"The purpose of this book is to provide a broad sampling of the rapidly expanding field of advanced imaging in medicine and biology. The book is aimed toward radiologists, medical physicists, scientists in the pharmacologic and biologic industries, and computer software and hardware specialists in this field. Some of the material presented would benefit dermatologists, ophthalmologists, pathologists, cardiologists, veterinarians, geneticists, and virtual reality developers. Trainees in all these specialties would also benefit from this book. … The chapters are well written … ." (Aurelio Matamoros Jr., The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, October, 2009)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Micro-Computed Tomography

    Boyd, Steven K.

    Pages 3-25

  • Advanced Experimental Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Tuor, Ursula I.

    Pages 27-46

  • Freehand 3D Ultrasound Calibration: A Review

    Hsu, Po-Wei (et al.)

    Pages 47-84

  • Laser Scanning: 3D Analysis of Biological Surfaces

    Tocheri, Matthew W.

    Pages 85-101

  • Optical Coherence Tomography: Technique and Applications

    Thomsen, J. B. (et al.)

    Pages 103-129

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
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valid through November 5, 2017
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $289.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-08853-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Book Subtitle
Technology, Software Environments, Applications
Editors
  • Ch.W. Sensen
  • Benedikt Hallgrimsson
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68993-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68993-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68992-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08853-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 445
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
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