Oppelt, Arnulf (Editor)
Imaging Systems for Medical Diagnostics
Fundamentals, technical solutions and applications for systems applying ionization radiation, nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrasound
2nd revised and enlarged edition, 2005, 996 pages,
692 illustrations, 23 tables, hardcover
The 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.
Physiology of vision • Subjective assessment of image quality • Image rendering • Image fusion • Navigation • X-ray and gamma-radiation • Concepts in magnetic resonance imaging • Physical principles of medical ultrasound • System theory • Principles of image reconstruction • Image displays • X-ray systems • Computed X-ray tomography • Nuclear medicine • Magnetic resonance imaging • Ultrasound imaging systems • Special and hybrid systems • Molecular imaging • Software platform for medical imaging • Computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) • Hospital information systems.