Lung Imaging and CADx

1st Edition

Ayman El-Baz, Jasjit Suri

CRC Press
May 2, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 392 Pages - 52 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138050914 - CAT# K33113


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Developing an effective computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system for lung cancer is of great clinical importance and can significantly increase the patient's chance for survival. For this reason, CAD systems for lung cancer have been investigated in a large number of research studies. A typical CAD system for lung cancer diagnosis is composed of four main processing steps: segmentation of the lung fields, detection of nodules inside the lung fields, segmentation of the detected nodules, and diagnosis of the nodules as benign or malignant. This book overviews the current state-of-the-art techniques that have been developed to implement each of these CAD processing steps.

  • Overviews the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic CAD systems for lung cancer imaging and diagnosis
  • Offers detailed coverage of 3D and 4D image segmentation
  • Illustrates unique fully automated detection systems coupled with 4D Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Written by authors who are world-class researchers in the biomedical imaging sciences
  • Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study


Ayman El-Baz is a Professor, University Scholar, and Chair of the Bioengineering Department at the University of Louisville, KY. Dr. El-Baz earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville in 2006. In 2009, Dr. El-Baz was named a Coulter Fellow for his

contributions to the field of biomedical translational research. He has 15 years of hands-on experience in the fields of bio-imaging modeling and noninvasive computer-assisted diagnosis systems and has authored or coauthored more than 450 technical articles (105 journals, 15 books, 50 book chapters, 175 refereed-conference papers, 100 abstracts, and 15 US patents).

Jasjit S. Suri is an innovator, scientist, visionary, industrialist, and internationally known leader in Biomedical Engineering. He has spent over 24 years in the field of biomedical engineering/devices and its management. He received his Doctorate from the University of Washington, Seattle and his MBA in Business Management Sciences from Weatherhead, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Suri was honored with the Director General’s Gold medal in 1980 for his

outstanding contributions and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

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