Since its inception under the founding series editor, William R. Hendee, this series has reflected the cutting edge of science and technology developments in medical imaging and radiation therapy. The series encompasses all aspects of therapy and imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease, presenting essential physics, biology, and medicine together with detailed, critical discussion of the state of the art and expert perspectives on future directions. Individual titles cover the wide spectrum of therapeutic aspects and imaging modalities, from magnetic resonance imaging to ultrasound, computed tomography, optical imaging, and radiography. The target audience is advanced students, researchers, residents, scientists, and professionals in a range of fields, including medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiology, oncology, and allied disciplines.
New books in the series are commissioned by invitation. Authors are also welcome to contact the Series Editors (Dr. Bruce R. Thomadsen: [email protected]; Dr. David W. Jordan: [email protected]) or the publisher (Carolina Antunes, Physics Editor: [email protected]) to discuss new title ideas.
By Jack Venselaar, Ali S. Meigooni, Dimos Baltas, Peter J. Hoskin
October 14, 2016
Modern brachytherapy is one of the most important oncological treatment modalities requiring an integrated approach that utilizes new technologies, advanced clinical imaging facilities, and a thorough understanding of the radiobiological effects on different tissues, the principles of physics, ...
By Qiang Li, Robert M. Nishikawa
March 17, 2015
Improve the Accurate Detection and Diagnosis of Cancer and Other Diseases Despite the expansion of the CAD field in recent decades, there is currently no single book dedicated to the development and use of CAD systems. Filling this need, Computer-Aided Detection and Diagnosis in Medical Imaging ...
By Chris C. Shaw
February 14, 2014
Conventional computed tomography (CT) techniques employ a narrow array of x-ray detectors and a fan-shaped x-ray beam to rotate around the patient to produce images of thin sections of the patient. Large sections of the body are covered by moving the patient into the rotating x-ray detector and ...
By George Starkschall, R. Alfredo C. Siochi
September 05, 2013
Reflecting the increased importance of the collaborations between radiation oncology and informatics professionals, Informatics in Radiation Oncology discusses the benefits of applying informatics principles to the processes within radiotherapy. It explores how treatment and imaging information is ...
By Kristy K. Brock
August 06, 2013
Images from CT, MRI, PET, and other medical instrumentation have become central to the radiotherapy process in the past two decades, thus requiring medical physicists, clinicians, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and trainees to integrate and segment these images efficiently and accurately in a ...
By Sang Hyun Cho, Sunil Krishnan
January 08, 2013
Rapid advances in nanotechnology have enabled the fabrication of nanoparticles from various materials with different shapes, sizes, and properties, and efforts are ongoing to exploit these materials for practical clinical applications. Nanotechnology is particularly relevant in the field of ...
By Eduardo Moros
December 05, 2012
The field of thermal therapy has been growing tenaciously in the last few decades. The application of heat to living tissues, from mild hyperthermia to high-temperature thermal ablation, has produced a host of well-documented genetic, cellular, and physiological responses that are being researched ...
By Mia K. Markey
November 09, 2012
Due to the increasing number of digital mammograms and the advent of new kinds of three-dimensional x-ray and other forms of medical imaging, mammography is undergoing a dramatic change. To meet their responsibilities, medical physicists must constantly renew their knowledge of advances in medical ...
By C-M Charlie Ma, Tony Lomax
October 09, 2012
Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy is an up-to-date guide to using proton and carbon ion therapy in modern cancer treatment. The book covers the physics and radiobiology basics of proton and ion beams, dosimetry methods and radiation measurements, and treatment delivery systems. It gives practical ...
By Michael J. Welch, William C. Eckelman
February 24, 2012
Targeted Molecular Imaging covers the development of novel diagnostic approaches that use an imaging probe and agent to noninvasively visualize cellular processes in normal and disease states. It discusses the concept, development, preclinical studies, and, in many cases, translation to the clinic ...
By J. Daniel Bourland
February 22, 2012
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy presents key image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) technologies for external beam radiotherapy. The book explores the decades-long technological developments that have occurred in the realm of image-guided conformal, customized radiation treatment. Expert authors,...
By George C. Kagadis, Steve G. Langer
October 17, 2011
Informatics in Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive survey of the field of medical imaging informatics. In addition to radiology, it also addresses other specialties such as pathology, cardiology, dermatology, and surgery, which have adopted the use of digital images. The book discusses basic ...