Comprehensive, highly illustrated text and website giving underlying mathematical and physical basis of each imaging modality, for scientists and clinicians.
The mathematical and physical principles of medical imaging and image processing are explained in this text/CD-ROM covering the complete process from how medical images are obtained to how they are used. The book beings with an introduction to digital image processing, then explains major imaging modalities including radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonic imaging, and nuclear medicine imaging. Each chapter offers a short history of the modality, explains the physics of the signal and its interaction with tissue, and discusses the image formation process, image quality, types of equipment, clinical applications, and safety issues. The CD- ROM contains color images and animations. Suetens is professor of medical imaging and image processing and head of the Center for Processing Speech and Images at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)