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Applied Medical Image Processing

A Basic Course, 2nd Edition

By Wolfgang Birkfellner

CRC Press

455 pages | 293 B/W Illus.

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A widely used, classroom-tested text, Applied Medical Image Processing: A Basic Course delivers an ideal introduction to image processing in medicine,emphasizing the clinical relevance and special requirements of the field. Avoiding excessive mathematical formalisms, the book presents key principles by implementing algorithms from scratch and using simple MATLAB®/Octave scripts with image data and illustrations on an accompanying CD-ROM or companion website. Organized as a complete textbook, it provides an overview of the physics of medical image processing and discusses image formats and data storage, intensity transforms, filtering of images and applications of the Fourier transform, three-dimensional spatial transforms, volume rendering, image registration, and tomographic reconstruction.

This Second Edition of the bestseller:

  • Contains two brand-new chapters on clinical applications and image-guided therapy
  • Devotes more attention to the subject of color space
  • Includes additional examples from radiology, internal medicine, surgery, and radiation therapy
  • Incorporates freely available programs in the public domain (e.g., GIMP, 3DSlicer, and ImageJ) when applicable

Beneficial to students of medical physics, biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, and related fields, as well as medical physicists, radiographers, radiologists, and other professionals, Applied Medical Image Processing: A Basic Course, Second Edition is fully updated and expanded to ensure a perfect blend of theory and practice.

Reviews

"… very well constructed and extremely useful within its stated scope. The completeness of the treatment of topics, combined with the MATLAB examples of individual functions, is impressive. Examples are explained in great detail, with the command-line code presented, and explained, piece by piece. A student, or anyone else needing to develop image processing functions, will find this book very functional and valuable, both as a textbook and a self-contained reference."

Computing in Science & Engineering, July/August 2015

"The book is practical and accessible and has limited formalism. I do not know of any other books with this approach for medical image processing."

—Professor Amir A. Amini, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

"… a very useful book in an area that needs ongoing information transfer."

—Professor Robert L. Galloway, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

"I mention the book every time I meet someone who asks what the best way is to get into this field."

—Professor Leo Joskowicz, Head of Computer-Assisted Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

"The strengths of the book are undulated — it is an exceptionally useful, practical, and approachable tool for teaching medical image computing to undergraduate students."

—Professor Gabor Fichtinger, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Praise for the First Edition:

"The topics covered are clearly explained, including explanations of the mathematical operations that are required, therefore making it an ideal text for anyone who is new to medical image processing. … an interesting and helpful introduction to medical image processing. … This text is likely to be of interest to students starting work in medical image processing and would be a useful library text for hospital departments offering training in medical imaging."

—Sarah Cade, Scope, December 2011

"The book … achieves its purpose very well. … The CD adds substantial value to the text and serves as an excellent guide to practice the information covered in the text. … Several books on image processing have been published recently, and this book takes a backseat to none of them. … Students who take a course where this book is used as the course text will be fortunate indeed."

—William Hendee, Medical Physics, Vol. 37, December 2010

"… an outstanding work that will be of interest to virtually all biomedical engineers. The text is easy to follow, supposing only that the reader has a modest knowledge of linear algebra, basic engineering principles, and computer programming. I was impressed by the content as well as by the amount of information that is packed on each page. In each well-organized chapter, important concepts and definitions are described concisely and well. Relevant medical images used for processing complement many of the concepts discussed. Where important, the mathematical formulation is provided. The text and images refer to several MATLAB-based programming examples that are provided at the end of each chapter. These are useful to apply the concepts to actual medical image processing. The book can be used in part as an excellent reference work for biomedical engineers, scientists, and clinicians. This is a well-written, coherent, and comprehensive work covering the major topics in the field, suitable as a standalone text … . The book is enjoyable to read, and students and professionals will not be bored when doing so. Engineers and scientists will find useful coverage of the field, and students will find the entire volume to be filled with important information."

—Edward J. Ciaccio, Columbia University, New York, USA, BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 2011

"I have found this book very useful … . It is comprehensive and well written."

—Professor Terry Peters, Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

"This is a lucid, well-written, and hands-on textbook that explains in simple terms and with examples the basic issues of medical image processing. It contains many examples and useful programs."

—Professor Leo Joskowicz, Head of Computer-Assisted Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

"The plethora of examples in each chapter … allows the reader to apply the theory and visually assess the outcomes. This book is a perfect blend of theory and practice. I highly recommend it."

—Dr. Pascal Fallavollita, Technical University of Munich, Germany

"… significant and timely. It provides a cogent, not overly simplified, not excessively mathematical treatise of basic principles that the student, trainee, young scientist, and junior practitioner can readily grasp and apply. … will help facilitate the ongoing, almost magical evolution of modem medical imaging … they who read this book will be able to make 'a truly useful picture'."

—From the Foreword by Richard A. Robb, Ph.D, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Foreword

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

User Guide

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: A Few Basics of Medical Image Sources

Radiology

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Basic X-Ray Physics

Attenuation and Imaging

Computed Tomography

Magnetic Resonance Tomography

Ultrasound

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Other Imaging Techniques

Radiation Protection and Dosimetry

Summary and Further References

Chapter 2: Image Processing in Clinical Practice

Application Examples

Image Databases

Intensity Operations

Filter Operations

Segmentation

Spatial Transforms

Rendering and Surface Models

Registration

CT Reconstruction

Summary

Chapter 3: Image Representation

Pixels and Voxels

Gray Scale and Color Representation

Image File Formats

DICOM

Other Formats - Analyze 7.5, NIfTI, and Interfile

Image Quality and the Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Practical Lessons

Summary and Further References

Chapter 4: Operations in Intensity Space

The Intensity Transform Function and the Dynamic Range

Windowing

Histograms and Histogram Operations

Dithering and Depth

Practical Lessons

Summary and Further References

Chapter 5: Filtering and Transformations

The Filtering Operation

The Fourier Transform

Other Transforms

Practical Lessons

Summary and Further References

Chapter 6: Segmentation

The Segmentation Problem

ROI Definition and Centroids

Thresholding

Region Growing

More Sophisticated Segmentation Methods

Morphological Operations

Evaluation of Segmentation Results

Practical Lessons

Summary and Further References

Chapter 7: Spatial Transforms

Discretization – Resolution and Artifacts

Interpolation and Volume Regularization

Translation and Rotation

Reformatting

Tracking and Image-Guided Therapy

Practical Lessons

Summary and Further References

Chapter 8: Rendering and Surface Models

Visualization

Orthogonal and Perspective Projection, and the Viewpoint

Raycasting

Surface-Based Rendering

Practical Lessons

Summary and Further References

Chapter 9: Registration

Fusing Information

Registration Paradigms

Merit Functions

Optimization Strategies

Some General Comments

Camera Calibration

Registration to Physical Space

Evaluation of Registration Results

Practical Lessons

Summary and Further References

Chapter 10: CT Reconstruction

Introduction

Radon Transform

Algebraic Reconstruction

Some Remarks on Fourier Transform and Filtering

Filtered Backprojection

Practical Lessons

Summary and Further References

Chapter 11: A Tutorial on Image Guided Therapy

A Hands-On Approach to Camera Calibration and Image-Guided Therapy

Transformations

Camera Calibration

Image-Guided Therapy, Introduction

Image-Guided Therapy, Navigation System

Image-Guided Therapy, Theory in Practice

Summary

Chapter 12: A Selection of MATLAB® Commands

Control Structures and Operators

I/O and Data Structures

Mathematical Functions

Further References

Index

About the Author

Wolfgang Birkfellner studied theoretical physics at, and holds a Ph.D in medical physics from, the University of Vienna, Austria. Currently, he is heading the Digital Image Processing Laboratory at the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Physics at the Medical University of Vienna. He is also a reviewer and editorial board member for major journals in the field, program committee member for international conferences, and principal investigator for several third-party funded research projects. Previously, he served as senior researcher at the University Hospital Basel/Switzerland and associate professor of medical physics at the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Physics of Vienna Medical School.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC015000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Imaging Systems
TEC059000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Biomedical