Visual Computing for Medicine

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications


  • Bernhard Preim, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Charl Botha

Visual Computing for Medicine, Second Edition, offers cutting-edge visualization techniques and their applications in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. The book includes algorithms, applications, and ideas on achieving reliability of results and clinical evaluation of the techniques covered. Preim and Botha illustrate visualization techniques from research, but also cover the information required to solve practical clinical problems. They base the book on several years of combined teaching and research experience. This new edition includes six new chapters on treatment planning, guidance and training; an updated appendix on software support for visual computing for medicine; and a new global structure that better classifies and explains the major lines of work in the field.
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Level: Intermediate-Advanced 

Research Physicians and Scientists in fields of Visualization and Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery; Computer Science students in Visualization and Medical imaging; Software and algorithm developers at medical imaging companies (such as GE, Siemens Medical Solutions, Philips Medical, Toshiba, and Tiani); Masters students (in Biomedical Engineering, Visual Computing)


Book information

  • Published: November 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415873-3


" I highly recommend it for one-semester advanced graduate courses in computer graphics. For graduate students pursuing PhDs and professionals in research and development in the medical visualization filed, this book is well worth reading."--Computing Reviews,November 17,2014

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    Part I: Acquisition, Analysis, and Interpretation of Medical Volume Data
  2. Acquisition of Medical Image Data
  3. An Introduction to Medical Visualization in Clinical Practice
  4. Image Analysis for Medical Visualization
  5. Human-Computer Interaction for Medical Visualization
    Part II: Visualization and Exploration of Medical Volume Data
  6. Surface Rendering
  7. Direct Volume Visualization
  8. Advanced Direct Volume Visualization
  9. Volume Interaction
  10. Labeling and Measurements in Medical Visualization
    Part III: Advanced Medical Visualization Techniques
  11. Visualization of Vascular Structures
  12. Illustrative Medical Visualization
  13. Virtual Endoscopy
  14. Projections and Reformations ONLINE
    Part IV: Visualization of High-Dimensional Medical Image DataVisualization of Brain Connectivity
  15. Visual Exploration and Analysis of Perfusion Data - ONLINE
    Part V: Treatment planning, guidance and trainingComputer-Assisted Surgery
  16. Image-Guided Surgery and Augmented Reality
  17. Visual Exploration of Simulated and Measured Flow Data
  18. Visual Computing for ENT Surgery Planning - ONLINE
  19. Computer-Assisted Medical Education - ONLINE
  20. Outlook - ONLINE