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Fundamentals of Medical Imaging

Fundamentals of Medical Imaging

by Paul Suetens
Fundamentals of Medical Imaging

Fundamentals of Medical Imaging

by Paul Suetens


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Fundamentals of Medical Imaging, second edition, is an invaluable technical introduction to each imaging modality, explaining the mathematical and physical principles and giving a clear understanding of how images are obtained and interpreted. Individual chapters cover each imaging modality – radiography, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound – reviewing the physics of the signal and its interaction with tissue, the image formation or reconstruction process, a discussion of image quality and equipment, clinical applications and biological effects and safety issues. Subsequent chapters review image analysis and visualization for diagnosis, treatment and surgery. New to this edition: • Appendix of questions and answers • New chapter on 3D image visualization • Advanced mathematical formulae in separate text boxes • Ancillary website containing 3D animations: • Full colour illustrations throughout Engineers, clinicians, mathematicians and physicists will find this an invaluable aid in understanding the physical principles of imaging and their clinical applications.

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ISBN-13: 9781139636070
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/06/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 34 MB
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About the Author

Paul Suetens is Professor of Medical Imaging and Image Processing, Chairman of the Medical Imaging Centre at the University Hospital Leuven, and Head of the Division for Image and Speech Processing at the Department of Electrical Engineering of K. U. Leuven, Belgium.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction to digital image processing; 2. Radiography; 3. X-ray computed tomography; 4. Magnetic resonance imaging; 5. Nuclear medicine imaging; 6. Ultrasound imaging; 7. Medical imaging analysis; 8. Visualization for diagnosis and therapy; Exercises; Bibliography; Index.

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