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Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

Ming Zhang, Yubo Fan

September 11, 2014

Computational biomechanics is an emerging research field that seeks to understand the complex biomechanical behaviors of normal and pathological human joints to come up with new methods of orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation. Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System collects...

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stanley H. Benedict, David J. Schlesinger, Steven J. Goetsch, Brian D. Kavanagh

August 01, 2014

Written by internationally known experts in the field, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy examines one of the fastest-developing subspecialties within radiation oncology. These procedures deliver large doses of radiation in one to five sessions to a precisely...

Nanomedicine: A Soft Matter Perspective

Nanomedicine: A Soft Matter Perspective

Dipanjan Pan

July 25, 2014

The unprecedented potential of nanotechnology for early detection, diagnosis, and personalized treatment of diseases has found application in every biomedical imaging modality. However, with the increasing concern about the ethical and toxicity issues associated with some "nanoplatforms,"...

Physics of Schottky Electron Sources: Theory and Optimum Operation

Physics of Schottky Electron Sources: Theory and Optimum Operation

Merijntje Bronsgeest

July 25, 2014

The Schottky electron emitter is a predominant electron-emitting source in today’s electron beam equipment. This book comprehensively covers the Schottky emitter, dealing with its theoretical as well as practical aspects. The main questions that are addressed in this book are: what is the Schottky...

Surface Imaging for Biomedical Applications

Surface Imaging for Biomedical Applications

Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani

June 23, 2014

Based on hospital clinical trials examining the use of signal and image processing techniques, Surface Imaging for Biomedical Applications bridges the gap between engineers and clinicians. This text offers a thorough analysis of biomedical surface imaging to medical practitioners as it relates to...

Tomosynthesis Imaging

Tomosynthesis Imaging

Ingrid Reiser, Stephen Glick

March 12, 2014

An innovative, three-dimensional x-ray imaging technique that enhances projection radiography by adding depth resolution, Tomosynthesis Imaging explores tomosynthesis, an emerging limited-angle tomographic imaging technology that is being considered for use in a range of clinical applications, and...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Basics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Basics

Christakis Constantinides

March 12, 2014

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a rapidly developing field in basic applied science and clinical practice. Research efforts in this area have already been recognized with five Nobel prizes awarded to seven Nobel laureates in the past 70 years. Based on courses taught at The Johns Hopkins...

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

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...

Diagnostic Endoscopy

Diagnostic Endoscopy

Haishan Zeng

December 09, 2013

Combining a professional development course on diagnostic endoscopy from SPIE (the international society advancing light-based research) and the authors’ graduate course on biomedical optics, this work is written for researchers in medical optics and biomedical engineering as well as graduate...

Handbook of Photomedicine

Handbook of Photomedicine

Michael R. Hamblin, Ying-Ying Huang

October 22, 2013

Providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of this exciting biomedical field, Handbook of Photomedicine gathers together a large team of international experts to give you a complete account of the application of light in healthcare and medical science. The book progresses logically from...

Medical Imaging: Technology and Applications

Medical Imaging: Technology and Applications

Troy Farncombe, Kris Iniewski

October 16, 2013

The book has two intentions. First, it assembles the latest research in the field of medical imaging technology in one place. Detailed descriptions of current state-of-the-art medical imaging systems (comprised of x-ray CT, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine) and data processing techniques...

Decommissioning Health Physics: A Handbook for MARSSIM Users, Second Edition

Decommissioning Health Physics: A Handbook for MARSSIM Users, Second Edition

Eric W. Abelquist

October 10, 2013

Experienced Guidance on the Technical Issues of Decommissioning ProjectsWritten by one of the original MARSSIM authors, Decommissioning Health Physics: A Handbook for MARSSIM Users, Second Edition is the only book to incorporate all of the requisite technical aspects of planning and executing...