Handbook of Medical Imaging

Handbook of Medical Imaging

Processing and Analysis Management

1st Edition - September 29, 2000

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Isaac Bankman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533100

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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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@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.

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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 901
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: September 29, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533100

About the Editor in Chief

Isaac Bankman

Isaac Bankman is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

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