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Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy


William Y. Song, Kari Tanderup, Bradley Pieters
May 23, 2017

Brachytherapy is continuously advancing. Years of accumulated experience have led to clinical evidence of its benefit in numerous clinical sites such as gynecological, prostate, breast, rectum, ocular, and many other cancers. Brachytherapy continues to expand in its scope of practice and complexity,...

Handbook of X-ray Imaging: Physics and Technology

Paolo Russo
January 05, 2018

Containing chapter contributions from over 130 experts, this unique publication is the first handbook dedicated to the physics and technology of X-ray imaging, offering extensive coverage of the field. This highly comprehensive work is edited by one of the world’s leading experts in X-ray imaging ...

Advanced MR Neuroimaging: From Theory to Clinical Practice

Ioannis Tsougos
December 22, 2017

Over the last decade, some of the greatest achievements in the field of neuroimaging have been related to remarkable advances in magnetic resonance techniques, including diffusion, perfusion, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and functional MRI. Such techniques have provided valuable insights into...

Observer Performance Methods for Diagnostic Imaging: Foundations, Modeling, and Applications with R-Based Examples

Dev P. Chakraborty
December 21, 2017

"This book presents the technology evaluation methodology from the point of view of radiological physics and contrasts the purely physical evaluation of image quality with the determination of diagnostic outcome through the study of observer performance. The reader is taken through the arguments...

Medical Image Analysis and Informatics: Computer-Aided Diagnosis and Therapy

Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo-Marques, Arianna Mencattini, Marcello Salmeri, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
November 29, 2017

With the development of rapidly increasing medical imaging modalities and their applications, the need for computers and computing in image generation, processing, visualization, archival, transmission, modeling, and analysis has grown substantially. Computers are being integrated into almost every...

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: A Neural Interface for Artificial Limbs

Todd A. Kuiken, Aimee E. Schultz Feuser, Ann K. Barlow
November 15, 2017

Implement TMR with Your Patients and Improve Their Quality of Life Developed by Dr. Todd A. Kuiken and Dr. Gregory A. Dumanian, targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a new approach to accessing motor control signals from peripheral nerves after amputation and providing sensory feedback to...

A Brief Survey of Quantitative EEG

Kaushik Majumdar
November 10, 2017

This book presents a holistic approach to quantitative EEG from its neurological basis to simultaneous EEG and fMRI studies. Equal emphasis is given to major mathematical and statistical theories and computational techniques and their applications on clinical and laboratory experimental EEG....

Hybrid Imaging in Cardiovascular Medicine

Yi-Hwa Liu, Albert J. Sinusas
October 26, 2017

This comprehensive book focuses on multimodality imaging technology, including overviews of the instruments and methods followed by practical case studies that highlight use in the detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Chapters cover PET-CT, SPECT-CT, SPECT-MRI, PET-MRI, PET-optical...

Clinical 3D Dosimetry in Modern Radiation Therapy

Ben Mijnheer
October 25, 2017

This book provides a first comprehensive summary of the basic principles, instrumentation, methods, and clinical applications of three-dimensional dosimetry in modern radiation therapy treatment. The presentation reflects the major growth in the field as a result of the widespread use of more...

Radiochromic Film: Role and Applications in Radiation Dosimetry

Indra J. Das
October 25, 2017

This book provides a first authoritative text on radiochromic film, covering the basic principles, technology advances, practical methods, and applications. It focuses on practical uses of radiochromic film in radiation dosimetry for diagnostic x-rays, brachytherapy, radiosurgery, external beam...

Radiation Biology for Medical Physicists

C. S. Sureka, Christina Armpilia
October 13, 2017

This book is designed to convey as much information as possible in a concise and simple way to make it suitable for students, researchers and clinical medical physicists. Better meanings, codes and examples are included. Most of the basics are also covered for easy reference along with a glossary...

Principles and Practice of Image-Guided Radiation Therapy of Lung Cancer

Jing Cai, Joe Y. Chang, Fang-Fang Yin
September 19, 2017

This book gives a comprehensive overview on the use of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) in the treatment of lung cancer, covering step-by-step guidelines for clinical implementations, fundamental principles and key technical advances. It covers benefits and limitations of techniques as well as...

Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging: Techniques and Applications

G. Schaefer, A. Hassanien, J. Jiang
September 12, 2017

CI Techniques & Algorithms for a Variety of Medical Imaging SituationsDocuments recent advances and stimulates further research A compilation of the latest trends in the field, Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging: Techniques and Applications explores how intelligent computing can...