Handbook of Medical Imaging

Processing and Analysis Management


  • Isaac Bankman, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

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: enhancement, segmentation, quantification, registration, visualization as well as compression storage and telemedicine.
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Radiologists, biomedical engineers, doctors, biological reseachers, and medical informatics professionals involved with digital medical images.


Book information

  • Published: September 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-077790-7


"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

Table of Contents

Table of ContentsPrefaceForewordContributing AuthorsI Enhancement1 Fundamental Enhancement Techniques Raman B. Paranjape2 Adaptive Image Filtering Carl-Fredrik Westin, Hans Knutsson, and Ron Kikinis3 Enhancement by Multiscale Nonlinear Operators Andrew Laine and Walter Huda4 Medical Image Enhancement with Hybrid Filters Wei QianII Segmentation5 Overview and Fundamentals of Medical Image Segmentation Jadwiga Rogowska6 Image Segmentation by Fuzzy Clustering: Methods and Issues Melanie A. Sutton, James C. Bezdek, Tobias C. Cahoon7 Segmentation with Neural Networks Axel Wismüller, Frank Vietze, and Dominik R. Dersch8 Deformable Models Tim McInerney and Demetri Terzopoulos9 Shape Constraints in Deformable Models Lawrence H. Staib, Xiaolan Zeng, James S. Duncan, Robert T. Schultz, and Amit Chakraborty10 Gradient Vector Flow Deformable Models Chenyang Xu and Jerry L. Prince11 Fully Automated Hybrid Segmentation of the Brain M. Stella Atkins and Blair T. Mackiewich12 Volumetric Segmentation Alberto F. Goldszal and Dzung L. Pham13 Partial Volume Segmentation with Voxel Histograms David H. Laidlaw, Kurt W. Fleischer, and Alan H. BarrIII Quantification14 Two-Dimensional Shape and Texture Quantification Isaac Bankman 15 Texture Analysis in Three Dimensions as a Cue to Medical Diagnosis Vassili A. Kovalev and Maria Petrou16 Computational Neuroanatomy Using Shape Transformation Christos Davatzikos17 Arterial Tree Morphometry Roger Johnson18 Image-Based Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System Edmund Y. Chao, N. Inoue, J.J. Elias, and F.J. Frassica 19 Three-Dimensional Bone Angle Quantification Jens A. Richolt, Nobuhiko Hata, Michael B. Millis, and Ron Kikinis20 Database Selection and Feature Extraction for Neural Networks Bin Zheng21 Quantitative Image Analysis for Estimation of Breast Cancer Risk Martin J. Yaffe, Jeffrey W. Byng, and Norman F. Boyd22 Classification of Breast Lesions in Mammograms Yulei Jiang23 Quantitative Analysis of Cardiac Function Osman Ratib24 Image Processing and Analysis in Tagged Cardiac MRI William S. Kerwin, Nael F. Osman, and Jerry L. Prince25 Image Interpolation and Resampling Philippe Thévenaz, Thierry Blu, and Michael UnserIV Registration26 The Physical Basis of Spatial Distortions in Magnetic Resonance Images Peter Jezzard27 Physical and Biological Bases of Spatial Distortions in Positron Emission Tomography Images Magnus Dahlbom and Henry Huang28 Biological Underpinnings of Anatomic Consistency and Variability in the Human Brain N. Tzourio-Mazoyer, F. Crivello, M. Joliot, and B. Mazoyer29 Spatial Transformation Models Roger P. Woods30 Validation of Registration Accuracy Roger P. Woods31 Landmark-based Registration Using Features Identified Through Differential Geometry Xavier Pennec, Nicholas Ayache, and Jean-Philippe Thirion32 Registration of Contours Using Chamfer Matching Marcel Van Herk33 Within-Modality Registration Using Intensity-Based Cost Functions Roger P. Woods34 Across-Modality Registration Using Intensity-Based Cost Functions Derek L.G. Hill and David J. Hawkes35 Talairach Space as a Tool for Intersubject Standardization in the Brain Jack L. Lancaster and Peter T. Fox36 Warping Strategies for Intersubject Registration Paul Thompson and Arthur W. Toga37 Optimizing the Resampling of Registered Images William F. Eddy and Terence K. Young38 Clinical Applications of Image Registration Robert Knowlton39 Registration for Image-Guided Surgery Eric Grimson and Ron Kikinis40 Image Registration and the Construction of Multidimensional Brain Atlases Arthur W. Toga and Paul ThompsonV Visualization41 Visualization Pathways in Biomedicine Meiyappan Solaiyappan42 Three-Dimensional Visualization in Medicine and Biology Richard A. Robb43 Volume Visualization in Medicine Arie E. Kaufman44 Fast Isosurface Extraction Methods for Large Image Data Sets Yarden Livnat, Steven G. Parker, and Christopher R. Johnson45 Morphometric Methods for Virtual Endoscopy Ronald M. SummersVI Compression Storage and Communication46 Fundamentals and Standards of Compression and Communication Steve P. Yanek, Quentin E. Dolecek, Robert L. Holland, and Joan E. Fetter47 Medical Image Archive and Retrieval Albert Wong and Shyh-Liang Lou48 Image Standardization in PACS Ewa Pietka49 Quality Evaluation for Compressed Medical Images: Fundamentals Pamela Cosman, Robert Gray, and Richard Olshen50 Quality Evaluation for Compressed Medical Images: Diagnostic Accuracy Pamela Cosman, Robert Gray, and Richard Olshen51 Quality Evaluation for Compressed Medical Images: Statistical Issues Pamela Cosman, Robert Gray, and Richard Olshen52 Three-Dimensional Image Compression with Wavelet Transforms Jun Wang and H.K. Huang53 Medical Image Processing and Analysis Software Thomas S. Spisz and Isaac BankmanIndex