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Handbook of Medical Imaging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120777907, 9780080533100

Handbook of Medical Imaging

1st Edition

Processing and Analysis Management

Editor in Chief: Isaac Bankman
eBook ISBN: 9780080533100
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120777907
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 Diagnosis
Vassili A. Kovalev and Maria Petrou
16 Computational Neuroanatomy Using Shape Transformation
Christos Davatzikos
17 Arterial Tree Morphometry
Roger Johnson
18 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 Kikinis
20 Database Selection and Feature Extraction for Neural Networks
Bin Zheng
21 Quantitative Image Analysis for Estimation of Breast Cancer Risk
Martin J. Yaffe, Jeffrey W. Byng, and Norman F. Boyd
22 Classification of Breast Lesions in Mammograms
Yulei Jiang
23 Quantitative Analysis of Cardiac Function
Osman Ratib
24 Image Processing and Analysis in Tagged Cardiac MRI
William S. Kerwin, Nael F. Osman, and Jerry L. Prince
25 Image Interpolation and Resampling
Philippe Thévenaz, Thierry Blu, and Michael Unser

IV Registration

26 The Physical Basis of Spatial Distortions in Magnetic Resonance Images
Peter Jezzard
27 Physical and Biological Bases of Spatial Distortions in Positron Emission Tomography Images
Magnus Dahlbom and Henry Huang
28 Biological Underpinnings of Anatomic Consistency and Variability in the Human Brain
N. Tzourio-Mazoyer, F. Crivello, M. Joliot, and B. Mazoyer
29 Spatial Transformation Models
Roger P. Woods
30 Validation of Registration Accuracy
Roger P. Woods
31 Landmark-based Registration Using Features Identified Through Differential Geometry
Xavier Pennec, Nicholas Ayache, and Jean-Philippe Thirion
32 Registration of Contours Using Chamfer Matching
Marcel Van Herk
33 Within-Modality Registration Using Intensity-Based Cost Functions
Roger P. Woods
34 Across-Modality Registration Using Intensity-Based Cost Functions
Derek L.G. Hill and David J. Hawkes
35 Talairach Space as a Tool for Intersubject Standardization in the Brain
Jack L. Lancaster and Peter T. Fox
36 Warping Strategies for Intersubject Registration
Paul Thompson and Arthur W. Toga
37 Optimizing the Resampling of Registered Images
William F. Eddy and Terence K. Young
38 Clinical Applications of Image Registration
Robert Knowlton
39 Registration for Image-Guided Surgery
Eric Grimson and Ron Kikinis
40 Image Registration and the Construction of Multidimensional Brain Atlases
Arthur W. Toga and Paul Thompson

V Visualization

41 Visualization Pathways in Biomedicine
Meiyappan Solaiyappan
42 Three-Dimensional Visualization in Medicine and Biology
Richard A. Robb
43 Volume Visualization in Medicine
Arie E. Kaufman
44 Fast Isosurface Extraction Methods for Large Image Data Sets
Yarden Livnat, Steven G. Parker, and Christopher R. Johnson
45 Morphometric Methods for Virtual Endoscopy
Ronald M. Summers

VI Compression Storage and Communication

46 Fundamentals and Standards of Compression and Communication
Steve P. Yanek, Quentin E. Dolecek, Robert L. Holland, and Joan E. Fetter
47 Medical Image Archive and Retrieval
Albert Wong and Shyh-Liang Lou
48 Image Standardization in PACS
Ewa Pietka
49 Quality Evaluation for Compressed Medical Images: Fundamentals
Pamela Cosman, Robert Gray, and Richard Olshen
50 Quality Evaluation for Compressed Medical Images: Diagnostic Accuracy
Pamela Cosman, Robert Gray, and Richard Olshen
51 Quality Evaluation for Compressed Medical Images: Statistical Issues
Pamela Cosman, Robert Gray, and Richard Olshen
52 Three-Dimensional Image Compression with Wavelet Transforms
Jun Wang and H.K. Huang
53 Medical Image Processing and Analysis Software
Thomas S. Spisz and Isaac Bankman



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."
"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."
" 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."

Ratings and Reviews

About the Editor in Chief

Isaac Bankman

Isaac Bankman is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University

Affiliations and Expertise

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA