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Biomedical Image Analysis
Statistical and Variational Methods


  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521196796

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  • Ideal for classroom use and self-study, this book explains the implementation of the most effective modern methods in image analysis, covering segmentation, registration and visualisation, and focusing on the key theories, algorithms and applications that have emerged from recent progress in computer vision, imaging and computational biomedical science. Structured around five core building blocks - signals, systems, image formation and modality; stochastic models; computational geometry; level set methods; and tools and CAD models - it provides a solid overview of the field. Mathematical and statistical topics are presented in a straightforward manner, enabling the reader to gain a deep understanding of the subject without becoming entangled in mathematical complexities. Theory is connected to practical examples in x-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI and CT imaging, removing the abstract nature of the models and assisting reader understanding.

    • Requires no advanced mathematics beyond a basic understanding of probability theory and calculus
    • Includes detailed descriptions of how to work with Markov models, key to some of the most complicated but effective approaches
    • Brings together recent advances from the fields of mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science and the life sciences
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521196796
    • length: 496 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 178 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 200 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Overview of biomedical image analysis
    Part I. Signals and Systems, Image Formation, and Image Modality:
    2. Overview of two-dimensional signals and systems
    3. Biomedical imaging modalities
    Part II. Stochastic Models:
    4. Random variables
    5. Random processes
    6. Basics of random fields
    7. Probability density estimation by linear models
    Part III. Computational Geometry:
    8. Basics of topology and computational geometry
    9. Geometric features extraction
    Part IV. Variational Calculus and Level Set Methods:
    10. Variational approaches and level sets
    Part V. Image Analysis Tools:
    11. Segmentation – statistical approach
    12. Segmentation – variational approach
    13. Basics of registration
    14. Variational methods for shape registrations
    15. Statistical models of shape and appearance.

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    Biomedical Image Analysis

    Aly A. Farag

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    Aly A. Farag, University of Louisville, Kentucky
    Aly A. Farag is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and founding Director of the Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory, at the University of Louisville. His research interests centre around object modelling with biomedical applications, and his more recent biomedical inventions have led to the development of improved methods for tubular object modelling, virtual colonoscopies and lung nodule detection and classification based on CT scans, real-time monitoring of vital signs from thermal imaging, and image-based reconstruction of the human jaw.

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