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Medical Infrared Imaging

1st Edition

By Nicholas A. Diakides, Joseph D. Bronzino

CRC Press

448 pages | 195 B/W Illus.

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Rapid evolution of technical advances in infrared sensor technology, image processing, “smart” algorithms, databases, and system integration paves the way for new methods of research and use in medical infrared imaging. These breakthroughs permit easy-to-use, high-sensitivity imaging that can address key issues of diagnostic specificity and engender a new level of diagnostic standardization, thus enabling the even wider use of infrared imaging as a viable, non-invasive, lower-cost, safe and accessible first-line detection modality.

Edited by the inventor of the MedATR concept that leads to the first IR-CAD for the early detection of breast cancer, Medical Infrared Imaging presents many of the new ideas, concepts, and technologies that are key to the wider acceptance of infrared imaging as a revolutionary new standard. Beginning with the worldwide advances and their medical applications from a historical perspective, the book provides detailed and comprehensive information on the technology and hardware resulting from these innovative breakthroughs that will make currently contributory infrared information even more pertinent. The book covers the physics and physiological basis of thermal imaging, and such cutting-edge concepts as: dynamic thermal imaging, thermal tomography, the important role of infrared in a multi-modality imaging setting, and novel processing techniques for the early detection of breast cancer. A significant portion of the book introduces new applications such as biometric facial recognition and the clinical use and quantification of the TAU technique which uses functional imaging to determine the relevance, the stage, and the progression of diseases. Effective and reproducible results are crucial and the book emphasizes the importance of standardization, calibration, and protocols. Finally, the editor includes chapters on the use of databases for storage and retrieval of images and the ethical obligations of infrared research and clinical practice.

As a comprehensive state-of-the-science and indication of future directions, Medical Infrared Imaging provides the medical and biomedical engineering communities with the tools to fully utilize and further advance the applications of infrared imaging.

Reviews

"… an in-depth, state-of-the-art science textbook for students and biomedical engineering professionals alike. A superbly researched and presented resource that spares no detail exploring the nuances of lifesaving technology."

Midwest Book Review, June 2008

Table of Contents

Advances in Medical Infrared Imaging, N.A. Diakides, M. Diakides, J.C. Lupo, J.L. Paul, and R. Balcerak

The Historical Development of Thermometry and Thermal Imaging in Medicine, F.E. Ring and B.F. Jones

Infrared Detectors and Detector Arrays for Medical Imaging, P.R. Norton, S.B. Horn, J.G. Pellegrino, and P. Perconti

Infrared Camera Characterization, J.G. Pellegrino, J. Zeibel, R.G. Driggers, and P. Perconti

Infrared Camera and Optics for Medical Applications, M.W. Grenn, J. Vizgaitis, J.G. Pellegrino, and P. Perconti

Physiology of Thermal Signals, D.D. Pascoe, J.B. Mercer, and L. de Weerd

Quantitative Active Dynamic Thermal IR — Imaging and Tomography in Medical Diagnostics, A. Nowakowski

Dynamic Thermal Assessment, M. Anbar

Infrared Imaging of the Breast — An Overview, W.C. Amalu, W.B. Hobbins, J.F. Head, and R.L. Elliot

Functional Infrared Imaging of the Breast: Historical Perspectives, Current Application, Future Considerations, J.R. Keyserlingk, P.D. Ahlgren, E. Yu, N. Belliveau, and M. Yassa

Detecting Breast Cancer from Thermal Infrared Images by

Asymmetry Analysis, H. Qi, P.T. Kuruganti, and W.E. Snyder

Advanced Thermal Image Processing, B. Wiecek, M. Strzelecki, T. Jakubowska, M. Wysocki, and C. Drews-Peszynski

Physiology-Based Face Recognition in the Thermal Infrared Spectrum, P. Buddharaju and I. Pavlidis

Infrared Imaging for Functional Monitoring of Disease Processes, M. Hassan, V. Chernomordik, A. Vogel, D. Hattery, I. Gannot, R.F. Little, R. Yarchoan, and A.H. Gandjbakhche

Biomedical Applications of Functional Infrared Imaging, A. Merla and G.L. Romani

Fever Mass Screening Tool for Infectious Diseases Outbreak: Integrated Artificial Intelligence with Bio-Statistical Approach in Thermogram Analysis, E.Y.K. Ng and E.C. Kee

Thermal Imaging in Diseases of the Skeletal and Neuromuscular Systems, F.E. Ring and K. Ammer

Functional Infrared Imaging in the Evaluation of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type I: Current Pathophysiological Concepts, Methodology, Case Studies, Clinical Implications, T.D. Conwell, J. Giordano, and S.J. Gulevich

Thermal Imaging in Surgery, P. Campbell and R. Thomas

Infrared Imaging Applied to Dentistry, B.M. Gratt

Use of Infrared Imaging in Veterinarian Medicine, R.C. Purohit, T.A. Turner, and D.D. Pascoe

Standard Procedures for Infrared Imaging in Medicine, K. Ammer and F.E. Ring

Storage and Retrieval of Medical Thermograms, G.Schaefer

Ethical Obligations in Infrared Imaging Research and Practice, J.Giordano

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology