book provides a comprehensive compilation of fundamentals, technical
solutions and applications for medical imaging systems. It is intended
as a handbook for students in biomedical engineering, for medical
physicists, and for engineers working on medical technologies, as well
as for lecturers at universities and engineering schools. For qualified
personnel at hospitals, and physicians working with these instruments
it serves as a basic source of information. This also applies for
service engineers and marketing specialists.
The book starts with the representation of the physical basics of image
processing, implying some knowledge of Fourier transforms. After that,
experienced authors describe technical solutions and applications for
imaging systems in medical diagnostics. The applications comprise the
fields of X-ray diagnostics, computed tomography, nuclear medical
diagnostics, magnetic resonance imaging, sonography, molecular imaging
and hybrid systems. Considering the increasing importance of software
based solutions, emphasis is also laid on the imaging software platform
and hospital information systems.
Table of content:
PART I: PRINCIPLES OF IMAGE PROCESSING.
1. Physiology of Vision.
2. Subjective Assessment of Image Quality.
3. Image Rendering.
4. Image Fusion.
PART II: PHYSICS OF IMAGING.
6. X-Ray and Gamma-Radiation.
7. Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
8. Physical Principles of Medical Ultrasound.
PART III: IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION.
9. System Theory.
10. Principles of Image Reconstruction.
PART IV: IMAGING INSTRUMENTATION.
11. Image Displays.
12. X-Ray Diagnostics: Tubes, Generators, Detectors, X-ray systems,3D imaging, Mammography.
13. Computed X-ray Tomography:
14. Nuclear Medicine: Imaging with Single Photon Emitters - Measurement Principles and Devices, SPECT Systems, PET Systems.
15. Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
16. Ultrasound Imaging Systems.
17. Special and Hybrid Systems.
18. Molecular Imaging.
PART V: INFORMATION PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION.
19. Imaging Platform for medical imaging.
20. Computer-Aided Detection and Diagnostics.
21. Hospital Information System.
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