1st Edition

Handbook of Texture Analysis AI-Based Medical Imaging Applications

Edited By Ayman El-Baz, Mohammed Ghazal, Jasjit S. Suri Copyright 2024
    268 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The major goals of texture research in computer vision are to understand, model, and process texture, and ultimately, to simulate the human visual learning process using computer technologies. In the last decade, artificial intelligence has been revolutionized by machine learning and big data approaches, outperforming human prediction on a wide range of problems. In particular, deep learning convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are particularly well suited to texture analysis. This volume presents important branches of texture analysis methods which find a proper application in AI-based medical image analysis. This book:

    • Discusses first-order, second-order statistical methods, local binary pattern (LBP) methods, and filter bank based methods
    • Covers spatial-frequency based methods, Fourier analysis, Markov random fields, Gabor filters, and Hough transformation
    • Describes advanced textural methods based on DL as well as BD and advanced applications of texture to medial image segmentation
    • Is aimed at researchers, academics, and advanced students in biomedical engineering, image analysis, cognitive science, and computer science and engineering. 

    This is an essential reference for those looking to advance their understanding in this applied and emergent field.

    1 An Exploratory Review on Local Binary Descriptors for Texture Classification
    Arya R. and Vimina E. R.

    2 Precision Grading of Glioma: A System for Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
    Asmaa El-Sayed Hassan, Mohamed Shehata, Hossam Magdy Balaha, Hala Atef, Ahmed Alksas, Ali H. Mahmoud, Fatma Sherif, Norah Saleh Alghamdi, Mohammed Ghazal, Ahmed Mayel, Lamiaa Galal El-Serougy, and Ayman El‑Baz

    3 Enhancing Accuracy in Liver Tumor Detection and Grading: A Computer-Aided Diagnostic System
    Asmaa El-Sayed Hassan, Mohamed Shehata, Hossam Magdy Balaha, Gehad A. Saleh, Ahmed Alksas, Ali H. Mahmoud, Ahmed Shaffie, Ahmed Soliman, Homam Khattab, Yassin Mohamed-Hassan, Mohammed Ghazal, Adel Khelifi, Hadil Abu Khalifeh, and Ayman El‑Baz

    4 Texture Analysis in Radiology
    Charles Pierce and Daniel Thomas Ginat

    5 Texture Analysis Using a Self-Organizing Feature Map
    Emad Alsyed, Rhodri Smith, Christopher Marshall, and Emiliano Spezi

    6 Sensor-Based Human Activity Recognition Analysis Using Machine Learning and Topological Data Analysis (TDA)
    Hossam Magdy Balahaa and Asmaa El-Sayed Hassan

    7 Application of Texture Analysis in Retinal OCT Imaging
    Mukhit Kulmaganbetov and James E. Morgan

    8 Automation in Pneumonia Detection
    Nur Syafiqah Shaharudin, Noraini Hasan, and Nurbaity Sabri

    9 Texture for Neuroimaging
    Ana Nunes, Pedro Serranho, Miguel Castelo-Branco, and Rui Bernardes

    10 A Multimodal MR-Based CAD System for Precise Assessment of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma
    Sarah M. Ayyad, Mohamed Shehata, Ahmed Alksas, Mohamed A. Badawy, Ali H. Mahmoud, Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, Mohammed Ghazal, Moumen El-Melegy, Nahla B. Abdel-Hamid, Labib M. Labib, H. Arafat Ali, and Ayman El-Baz

    11 Texture Analysis in Cancer Prognosis
    Valerio Nardone, Alfonso Reginelli, Roberta Grassi, Giuliana Giacobbe, and Salvatore Cappabianca


    Ayman El-Baz is a Distinguished Professor at University of Louisville, Kentucky, United States and University of Louisville at Alamein International University (UofL-AIU), New Alamein City, Egypt. Dr. El-Baz earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville in 2006. Dr. El-Baz was named as a Fellow for IEEE, Coulter, AIMBE and NAI for his contributions to the field of biomedical translational research. Dr. El-Baz has almost two decades of hands-on experience in the fields of bio-imaging modeling and non-invasive computer-assisted diagnosis systems. He has authored or coauthored more than 700 technical articles. 

    Mohammed Ghazal is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering at the College of Engineering, Abu Dhabi University, UAE. His research areas are bioengineering, image and video processing, and smart systems. He received his Ph.D and M.A.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Concordia University in Montreal Canada in 2010 and 2006, respectively, and his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in 2004. He has received multiple awards including the Distinguished Faculty Award of Abu Dhabi University in 2017 and 2014. Dr. Ghazal has authored or co-authored over 70 publications in recognized international journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions in Image Processing, IEEE Transactions in Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions in Consumer Electronics, Elsevier's Renewable Energy Reviews, and Springer's Multimedia Tools and Applications.

    Jasjit S. Suri is an innovator, scientist, visionary, industrialist and an internationally known world leader in biomedical engineering. Dr. Suri has spent over 25 years in the field of biomedical engineering/devices and its management. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle and his Business Management Sciences degree from Weatherhead, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Suri was crowned with President’s Gold medal in 1980 and made Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering for his outstanding contributions. In 2018, he was awarded the Marquis Life Time Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions and dedication to medical imaging and its management.