Biosignal and Medical Image Processing, Second Edition

John L. Semmlow

October 24, 2008 by CRC Press
Textbook - 472 Pages - 13 Color & 252 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420062304 - CAT# 62301

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  • Provides a comprehensive presentation of the most valuable signal and image processing tools and techniques
  • Uses non-mathematical descriptions that help readers attain the practical knowledge necessary for correct application of these tools
  • Features extensive examples and problems in MATLAB that encourage exploration of the important properties of signal and image processing tools
  • Includes a CD-ROM with data, subroutines, and other supporting MATLAB code


A Practical Guide to Signal Processing Methodology

Just as a cardiologist can benefit from an oscilloscope-type display of the ECG without a deep understanding of electronics, an engineer can benefit from advanced signal processing tools without always understanding the details of the underlying mathematics. Through the use of extensive MATLAB® examples and problems, Biosignal and Medical Image Processing, Second Edition provides readers with the necessary knowledge to successfully evaluate and apply a wide range of signal and image processing tools.

The book begins with an extensive introductory section and a review of basic concepts before delving into more complex areas. Topics discussed include classical spectral analysis, basic digital filtering, advanced spectral methods, spectral analysis for time-variant spectrums, continuous and discrete wavelets, optimal and adaptive filters, and principal and independent component analysis. In addition, image processing is discussed in several chapters with examples taken from medical imaging. Finally, new to this second edition are two chapters on classification that review linear discriminators, support vector machines, cluster techniques, and adaptive neural nets.

Comprehensive yet easy to understand, this revised edition of a popular volume seamlessly blends theory with practical application. Most of the concepts are presented first by providing a general understanding, and second by describing how the tools can be implemented using the MATLAB software package.

Through the concise explanations presented in this volume, readers gain an understanding of signal and image processing that enables them to apply advanced techniques to applications without the need for a complex understanding of the underlying mathematics.

A solutions manual is available for instructors wishing to convert this reference to classroom use.