Medical imaging and image formation

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Medical imaging involves a good understanding of imaging medium and object, physics of imaging, instrumentation, and often computerized reconstruction and visual display methods. Though there are a number of medical imaging modalities available today involving ionized radiation, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and optical methods, each modality offers a characteristic response to structural or metabolic parameters of tissues and organs of human body. This chapter provides an overview of the principles of medical imaging modalities and a basic linear spatially invariant image formation model used for most common image processing tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Advanced Methods in Medical Imaging and Image Analysis
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789812814807
ISBN (Print)9789812705341
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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