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Digital Image Processing for Medical Applications - Geoff Dougherty

Digital Image Processing for Medical Applications

Hardcover Published: 9th April 2009
ISBN: 9780521860857
Number Of Pages: 447

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Image processing is a hands-on discipline, and the best way to learn is by doing. This text takes its motivation from medical applications and uses real medical images and situations to illustrate and clarify concepts and to build intuition, insight and understanding. Designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who will become end-users of digital image processing, it covers the basics of the major clinical imaging modalities, explaining how the images are produced and acquired. It then presents the standard image processing operations, focusing on practical issues and problem solving. Crucially, the book explains when and why particular operations are done, and practical computer-based activities show how these operations affect real images. All images, links to the public-domain software ImageJ and custom plug-ins, and selected solutions are available from www.cambridge.org/books/dougherty.

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'Digital Image Processing succeeds in being an accessible but rigorous first course in the generation and manipulation of medical images. Dougherty moves seamlessly between gamma rays, radiation doses, picture archiving strategies, Boolean logic, Fourier transforms, and applications like mammography and angiography. ... The chief strengths ... are its clear and well-considered organisation, its accessibility to a wide variety of audiences, and its applicability to an array of imaging modalities and techniques. The book also has wonderful illustrations, particularly of how to enhance images in the spatial and frequency domains.' Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
'This is a book that delivers far more than its title would suggest. The author has succeeded in covering the subject of digital image processing in a way that makes it a valuable reference for those engaged in producing a visual rendering of data gathered from a wide range of sources where the output of instruments is collected and stored by computer ... written in a very clear style ... an excellent reference work on image processing in the science based applications extending beyond the medical field.' The Imaging Science Journal
'The author states that this book is intended for biomedical engineers, computer scientists, radiological scientists, and physicists. It is my opinion that the quality of this book extends that list to medical physicists, digital artists, digital animators, and art restoration professionals. It also would be appropriate for graduate students in these disciplines who have an interest in the mathematical and computer-based manipulation of all types of imaging ... This book is well written, hangs together as a complete work, is coherent, easy to read, and makes good on its claims set forth in the preface and introduction ... The examples, illustrations, and chapter constructions are outstanding. The two middle sections of the book are its forte, and the index is useful and complete. This book is a must for anyone going into image processing - period.' William Davros, Medical Physics
''Digital image processing is a vast field. Even applications in medical imaging cover a very wide spectrum of activities. These can range from simple calculations of image profiles to complex CT reconstruction. Geoff Dougherty's book manages to condense the enormous digital image processing toolbox to a level that is ideal for someone with background in medical imaging wishing to explore this field. Getting the level correct is always difficult, but Professor Dougherty's vast teaching experience is clearly evident throughout the book. Relatively simple mathematics is used, but only where necessary. A particularly attractive aspect of the book are the computer-based activities in each chapter which give the reader 'hands-on' image processing experience. It is also an ideal starter textbook for a scientist proposing to specialise in medical image processing; the bibliography is impressive and up to date. It's the book I'd like to have read starting out in medical image processing some twenty-five years ago!' Patrick Kenny, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
"Digital Image Processing succeeds in being an accessible but rigorous first course in the generation and manipulation of medical images. Dougherty moves seamlessly between gamma rays, radiation doses, picture archiving strategies, Boolean logic, Fourier transforms, and applications like mammography and angiography. The chief strengths of Digital Image Processing are its clear and well-considered organization, its accessibility to a variety of audiences, and its applicability to an array of imaging modalities and techniques.The book also has wonderful illustrations, particularly of how to enhance images in the spatial and frequency domains." David R. Okada & Ron Blankstein, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
"The author states that this book is intended for biomedical engineers, computer scientists, radiological scientists, and physicists. It is my opinion that the quality of this book extends that list to medical physicists, digital artists, digital animators, and art restoration professionals. It also would be appropriate for graduate students in these disciplines who have an interest in the mathematical and computer-based manipulation of all types of imaging.... This book is well written, hangs together as a complete work, is coherent, easy to read, and makes good on its claims set forth in the preface and introduction.... The examples, illustrations, and chapter constructions are outstanding. The two middle sections of the book are its forte, and the index is useful and complete. This book is a must for anyone going into image processing -- period." William Davros, Medical Physics
"Dougherty writes clearly, and the text provides many useful, understandable illustrations, several in color." S.L. Tanimoto, CHOICE
"Digital image processing is a vast field. Even applications in medical imaging cover a very wide spectrum of activities. These can range from simple calculations of image profiles to complex CT reconstruction. Geoff Dougherty's book manages to condense the enormous digital image processing toolbox to a level that is ideal for someone with background in medical imaging wishing to explore this field. Getting the level correct is always difficult, but Professor Dougherty's vast teaching experience is clearly evident throughout the book. Relatively simple mathematics is used, but only where necessary. A particularly attractive aspect of the book are the computer-based activities in each chapter which give the reader `hands-on' image processing experience. It is also an ideal starter textbook for a scientist proposing to specialise in medical image processing; the bibliography is impressive and up to date. It's the book I'd like to have read starting out in medical image processing some twenty-five years ago!" Patrick Kenny, Chief Physicist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction to image processingp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Imaging systemsp. 3
Objects and imagesp. 7
The digital image processing systemp. 10
Applications of digital image processingp. 13
Exercisesp. 15
Imaging systemsp. 16
The human visual pathwayp. 16
Photographic filmp. 20
Other sensorsp. 26
Digitizing an imagep. 27
The quality of a digital imagep. 34
Color imagesp. 40
Computer-based activitiesp. 43
Exercisesp. 45
Medical images obtained with ionizing radiationp. 47
Medical imaging modalitiesp. 47
Images from x-raysp. 48
Images from y-raysp. 77
Dose and riskp. 84
Computer-based activitiesp. 86
Exercisesp. 87
Medical images obtained with non-ionizing radiationp. 90
Ultrasound imagingp. 91
Magnetic resonance imagingp. 100
Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)p. 115
Computer-based activitiesp. 118
Exercisesp. 120
Fundamental concepts of image processingp. 121
Fundamentals of digital image processingp. 123
The gray-level histogramp. 123
Histogram transformations and look-up tablesp. 135
Computer-based activitiesp. 148
Exercisesp. 151
Image enhancement in the spatial domainp. 155
Algebraic operationsp. 156
Logical (Boolean) operationsp. 159
Geometric operationsp. 162
Convolution-based operationsp. 170
Computer-based activitiesp. 189
Exercisesp. 191
Image enhancement in the frequency domainp. 194
The Fourier domainp. 195
The Fourier transformp. 198
Properties of the Fourier transformp. 205
Samplingp. 207
Cross-correlation and autocorrelationp. 217
Imaging systems - point spread function and optical transfer functionp. 219
Frequency domain filtersp. 223
Tomographic reconstructionp. 231
Computer-based activitiesp. 237
Exercisesp. 243
Image restorationp. 246
Image degradationp. 246
Noisep. 247
Noise-reduction filtersp. 252
Blurringp. 258
Modeling image degradationp. 260
Geometric degradationsp. 263
Computer-based activitiesp. 268
Exercisesp. 269
Image analysisp. 271
Morphological image processingp. 273
Mathematical morphologyp. 273
Morphological operatorsp. 275
Extension to grayscale imagesp. 295
Computer-based activitiesp. 301
Exercisesp. 305
Image segmentationp. 309
What is segmentation?p. 309
Thresholdingp. 311
Region-based methodsp. 321
Boundary-based methodsp. 324
Other methodsp. 326
Computer-based activitiesp. 335
Exercisesp. 338
Feature recognition and classificationp. 339
Object recognition and classificationp. 340
Connected components labelingp. 340
Featuresp. 342
Object recognition and classificationp. 348
Statistical classificationp. 351
Structural/syntactic classificationp. 364
Applications in medical image analysisp. 364
Computer-based activitiesp. 367
Exercisesp. 367
Three-dimensional visualizationp. 369
Image visualizationp. 369
Surface renderingp. 370
Volume renderingp. 374
Virtual realityp. 376
Computer-based activitiesp. 377
Exercisesp. 377
Medical applications and ongoing developmentsp. 379
Medical applications of imagingp. 381
Computer-aided diagnosis in mammographyp. 381
Tumor imaging and treatmentp. 385
Angiographyp. 386
Bone strength and osteoporosisp. 388
Tortuosityp. 389
Frontiers of image processing in medicinep. 395
Trendsp. 395
The last wordp. 398
The Fourier series and Fourier transformp. 399
Set theory and probabilityp. 405
Shape and texturep. 423
Bibliographyp. 432
Indexp. 440
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ISBN: 9780521860857
ISBN-10: 0521860857
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 447
Published: 9th April 2009
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.11

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