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Imaging in Photodynamic Therapy

Michael R. Hamblin, Yingying Huang
February 01, 2017

This book covers the broad field of cellular, molecular, preclinical, and clinical imaging either associated with or combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT). It showcases how this approach is used clinically for cancer, infections, and diseases characterized by unwanted tissue such as...

Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer Imaging: Advances and Applications

Michael T. McMahon, Assaf A. Gilad, Jeff W.M. Bulte, Peter C.M. van Zijl
January 12, 2017

This is the first textbook dedicated to CEST imaging and covers the fundamental principles of saturation transfer, key features of CEST agents that enable the production of imaging contrast, and practical aspects of preparing image-acquisition and post-processing schemes suited for in vivo...

Clark's Pocket Handbook for Radiographers, Second Edition

A. Stewart Whitley, Charles Sloane, Gail Jefferson, Ken Holmes, Craig Anderson
December 06, 2016

Drawn from the bestselling Clark's Positioning in Radiography, this pocket handbook provides clear and practical advice to help radiographers in their day-to-day work. Designed for rapid reference, it covers how to position the patient and the central ray, describes the essential image...

Biomedical Image Segmentation: Advances and Trends

Ayman El-Baz, Xiaoyi Jiang, Jasjit S. Suri
November 17, 2016

As one of the most important tasks in biomedical imaging, image segmentation provides the foundation for quantitative reasoning and diagnostic techniques. A large variety of different imaging techniques, each with its own physical principle and characteristics (e.g., noise modeling), often requires...

Monte Carlo Techniques in Radiation Therapy

Joao Seco, Frank Verhaegen
November 16, 2016

Modern cancer treatment relies on Monte Carlo simulations to help radiotherapists and clinical physicists better understand and compute radiation dose from imaging devices as well as exploit four-dimensional imaging data. With Monte Carlo-based treatment planning tools now available from commercial...

Handbook of Radioembolization: Physics, Biology, Nuclear Medicine, and Imaging

Alexander S. Pasciak, PhD., Yong Bradley, MD., J. Mark McKinney, MD.
October 24, 2016

Radioembolization is a widely used treatment for non-resectable primary and secondary liver cancer. This handbook addresses the radiation biology, physics, nuclear medicine, and imaging for radioembolization using Yttrium-90 (90Y) microspheres, in addition to discussing aspects related to...

Fluorine Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Ulrich Flogel, Eric Ahrens
October 21, 2016

Over the past decade, fluorine (19F) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has garnered significant scientific interest in the biomedical research community owing to the unique properties of fluorinated materials and the 19F nucleus. Fluorine has an intrinsically sensitive nucleus for MRI. There is...

Super-Resolution Imaging in Biomedicine

Alberto Diaspro, Marc A. M. J. van Zandvoort
October 14, 2016

This book encompasses the full breadth of the super-resolution imaging field, representing modern techniques that exceed the traditional diffraction limit, thereby opening up new applications in biomedicine. It shows readers how to use the new tools to increase resolution in sub-nanometer-scale...

Comprehensive Brachytherapy: Physical and Clinical Aspects

Jack Venselaar, Ali S. Meigooni, Dimos Baltas, Peter J. Hoskin
October 14, 2016

Modern brachytherapy is one of the most important oncological treatment modalities requiring an integrated approach that utilizes new technologies, advanced clinical imaging facilities, and a thorough understanding of the radiobiological effects on different tissues, the principles of physics,...

Fractals: Applications in Biological Signalling and Image Processing

Dinesh Kumar, Sridhar P. Arjunan, Behzad Aliahmad
October 04, 2016

The book provides an insight into the advantages and limitations of the use of fractals in biomedical data. It begins with a brief introduction to the concept of fractals and other associated measures and describes applications for biomedical signals and images. Properties of biological data in...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook

Luca Saba
September 22, 2016

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique used in biomedical imaging and radiology to visualize internal structures of the body. Because MRI provides excellent contrast between different soft tissues, the technique is especially useful for diagnostic imaging of the brain, muscles, and heart....

Fundamental Mathematics and Physics of Medical Imaging

Jack Lancaster, Bruce Hasegawa
August 26, 2016

Authored by a leading educator, this book teaches the fundamental mathematics and physics concepts associated with medical imaging systems. Going beyond mere description of imaging modalities, this book delves into the mechanisms of image formation and image quality common to all imaging systems:...

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