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Image Processing and Acquisition using Python

2nd Edition

By Ravishankar Chityala, Sridevi Pudipeddi

Chapman and Hall/CRC

419 pages | 143 B/W Illus.

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Image Processing and Acquisition using Python, Second Edition provides readers with a sound foundation in both image acquisition and image processing—one of the first books to integrate these topics. By improving readers’ knowledge of image acquisition techniques and corresponding image processing, the book will help them perform experiments more effectively and cost efficiently as well as analyze and measure more accurately. Long recognized as one of the easiest languages for non-programmers to learn, Python is used in a variety of practical examples.

A refresher for more experienced readers, the first part of the book presents an introduction to Python, Python modules, reading and writing images using Python, and an introduction to images. The second part discusses the basics of image processing, including pre/post processing using filters, segmentation, morphological operations, and measurements. The second part describes image acquisition using various modalities, such as x-ray, CT, MRI, light microscopy, and electron microscopy. These modalities encompass most of the common image acquisition methods currently used by researchers in academia and industry.


  • Covers both the physical methods of obtaining images and the analytical processing methods required to understand the science behind the images.
  • Contains many examples, detailed derivations, and working Python examples of the techniques.
  • Offers practical tips on image acquisition and processing.
  • Includes numerous exercises to test reader skills in Python programming and image processing, with solutions to selected problems, example programs, and images available on the book’s CRC Press web page.

New to this edition

  • Machine learning has become an indispensable part of image processing and computer vision, so in this new edition two new chapters are included: one on neural networks and the other on convolutional neural networks.
  • A new chapter on affine transform and many new algorithms.
  • Updated Python code aligned to the latest version of modules.

Table of Contents

I Introduction to Images and Computing using Python. 1. Introduction to Python. 2. Computing using Python Modules. 3. Image and its Properties. II Image Processing using Python. 5. Image Enhancement. 6. Affine transformation. 7. Fourier Transform. 8 Segmentation. 9 Morphological Operations. 10. Image Measurements. 11. Neural network. 12. Convolutional neural network. III Image Acquisition. 13. X-Ray and Computed Tomography. 14. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 15. Light Microscopes. 16. Electron Microscopes. Appendices.

About the Authors

Ravishankar Chityala, Ph.D. is Principal Engineer at IonPath, with eighteen years of experience in image processing. He teaches Python programming and Deep learning using Tensorow at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Campus. Previously, he worked as an image processing consultant at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute of the University of Minnesota. As an image processing consultant, Dr. Chityala had worked with faculty, students and staff from various departments in the scientific, engineering and medical fields at the University of Minnesota, and his interaction with students had made him aware of their need for greater understanding of and ability to work with image processing and acquisition. Dr. Chityala co-authored Essential Python (Essential Education, California, 2018), also contributed to the writing of Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology(CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2009, Robert Splinter). His research interests include image processing, machine learning and deep learning.

Sridevi Pudipeddi, Ph.D. has eleven years of experience teaching undergraduate courses. She teaches Machine Learning with Python and Python for Data Analysis at the University of California Berkeley at San Francisco campus. Dr. Pudipeddi's research interests are in machine learning, applied mathematics and image and text processing. Python's simple syntax and its vast image processing capabilities, along with the need to understand and quantify important experimental information through image acquisition, have inspired her to co-author this book. Dr. Pudipeddi co authored Essential Python (Essential Education, California, 2018).

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC The Python Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Graphic Methods