Handbook of Medical Imaging

1st Edition

Processing and Analysis Management

Editor-in-Chiefs: Isaac Bankman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120777907
eBook ISBN: 9780080533100
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th September 2000
Page Count: 901
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Contributing Authors

I Enhancement

1 Fundamental Enhancement Techniques Raman B. Paranjape 2 Adaptive Image Filtering Carl-Fredrik Westin, Hans Knutsson, and Ron Kikinis 3 Enhancement by Multiscale Nonlinear Operators Andrew Laine and Walter Huda 4 Medical Image Enhancement with Hybrid Filters Wei Qian

II Segmentation

5 Overview and Fundamentals of Medical Image Segmentation Jadwiga Rogowska 6 Image Segmentation by Fuzzy Clustering: Methods and Issues Melanie A. Sutton, James C. Bezdek, Tobias C. Cahoon 7 Segmentation with Neural Networks Axel Wismüller, Frank Vietze, and Dominik R. Dersch 8 Deformable Models Tim McInerney and Demetri Terzopoulos 9 Shape Constraints in Deformable Models Lawrence H. Staib, Xiaolan Zeng, James S. Duncan, Robert T. Schultz, and Amit Chakraborty 10 Gradient Vector Flow Deformable Models Chenyang Xu and Jerry L. Prince 11 Fully Automated Hybrid Segmentation of the Brain M. Stella Atkins and Blair T. Mackiewich 12 Volumetric Segmentation Alberto F. Goldszal and Dzung L. Pham 13 Partial Volume Segmentation with Voxel Histograms David H. Laidlaw, Kurt W. Fleischer, and Alan H. Barr

III Quantification

14 Two-Dimensional Shape and Texture Quantification Isaac Bankman 15 Texture Analysis in Three Dimensions as a Cue to Medical


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.

Key Features

@bul:* Internationally renowned authors(Johns Hopkins, Harvard, UCLA, Yale, Columbia, UCSF)

  • Includes imaging and visualization
  • Contains over 60 pages of stunning, four-color images


Radiologists, biomedical engineers, doctors, biological reseachers, and medical informatics professionals involved with digital medical images.


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"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

About the Editor-in-Chiefs

Isaac Bankman Editor-in-Chief

Isaac Bankman is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University

Affiliations and Expertise

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA