The enormous growth in the field of biotechnology necessitates the utilization of information technology for the management, flow and organization of data. The field continues to evolve with the development of new applications to fit the needs of the biomedicine. From molecular imaging to healthcare knowledge management, the storage, access and analysis of data contributes significantly to biomedical research and practice. All biomedical professionals can benefit from a greater understanding of how data can be efficiently managed and utilized through data compression, modelling, processing, registration, visualization, communication, and large-scale biological computing. In addition the book contains practical integrated clinical applications for disease detection, diagnosis, surgery, therapy, and biomedical knowledge discovery, including the latest advances in the field, such as ubiquitous M-Health systems and molecular imaging applications.

Key Features

*The world's most recognized authorities give their "best practices" ready for implementation *Provides professionals with the most up to date and mission critical tools to evaluate the latest advances in the field and current integrated clinical applications *Gives new staff the technological fundamentals and updates experienced professionals with the latest practical integrated clinical applications


biomedical and clinical engineers; physicians and surgeons; health physicists; bioinformaticists; biomedical researchers, students, educators; members of the basic science community; IT specialists, healthcare professionals and researchers.

Table of Contents

Section I: Technological Fundamentals Chapter 1 Medical Imaging Dr. Xiaofeng Zhang, Dr. Nadine Smith and Prof. Andrew Webb 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Digital radiography 1.3 Computed tomography 1.4 Nuclear medicine 1.5 Ultrasonic imaging 1.6 Magnetic resonance imaging 1.7 Diffuse optical imaging 1.8 Biosignals 1.9 Appendix 1.10 Exercises 1.11 Bibliography 1.12 Index Chapter 2 Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Dr. Eugene,Y. S. Lim, Prof. Michael Fulham and Prof. David Dagan Feng 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Medical data and patient record 2.3 Terminology standards – vocabulary and a clinical coding system1 2.4 Information exchange standards 2.5 Usability issues in EMR 2.6 User interface 2.7 Evaluation 2.8 EMR system – a case study: a web-based imaging electronic patient history 2.9 Summary 2.10 Exercise 2.11 Bibliography and references 2.12 Index Chapter 3 Image Data Compression and Storage Prof. Hong Ren Wu, Dr. Damian M. Tan, Dr. Tom Weidong Cai and Prof. David Dagan Feng 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Picture compression 3.3 Compression in the dicom standard 3.4 Data compression for dynamic functional images 3.5 Summary 3.6 Exercises 3.7 References 3.8 Index Chapter 4 Content-Based Medical Image Retrieval Dr. Tom Weidong Cai, Dr. Jinman Kim and


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About the editor

David Feng

Affiliations and Expertise

Biomedical & Multimedia Information Technology (BMIT) Research Group, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, and Centre for Multimedia Signal Processing, Department of Electronic & Information Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University