Fundamentals of Three-dimensional Digital Image Processing / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $59.71
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 33%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $59.71   
  • New (6) from $59.71   
  • Used (2) from $71.95   


There are many areas of science and engineering where three-dimensional (3-D) discrete data are collected and analyzed, such as medical imaging and geoscience. To design and to prove the validity of computational procedures for processing and analysis of such data, the need for a mathematical theory and algorithms for image processing is essential.

Self-contained, accessible, and mathematically precise, this book serves as an introduction to the field of 3-D digital image processing, providing information that can be used immediately in practical algorithms for the analysis of 3-D data sets. By presenting problems of processing and analysis of practical 3-D data sets, readers will find the descriptions clear and accessible as concepts and methods are carefully introduced, defined, and illustrated with examples.

A key textbook for graduates and resource for all working in areas of multidimensional image processing and analysis, this book is also excellent for self-study for practitioners in the field of 3-D digital image processing.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
From the reviews:

“This book is a detailed description of the basics of 3-dimensional (3D) digital image processing, in particular the processing of images from techniques such as CT, MRI, and nuclear emission tomography. … The targeted audience is primarily graduate students and scientists in biomedical engineering and medical physics. … I would like to congratulate the authors for making available this book detailing the steps of filtering, processing, and rendering medical images.” (Tinsu Pan, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, June, 2010)

“Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Digital Image Processing … is an informative thought-provoking publication that unveils some mysteries of computing 3D images that are contemporary used medicine industry. It presents insight not only into the data structures that are used in 3D imaging but also some most important algorithms for 3D image processing. … The proposed graph-based data structure has excellent properties. … My personal recommendation is that the book is worth reading and the reader gets insight in how it should be done professionally.” (Cad Cam Development, March, 2011)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848001725
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Models of Images and Image Operations.- Introduction.- Continuous and Digitized Images.- Continuous Images.- Digitized Images.- Three-dimensional Images.- 3D Line Figures and Digitization.- Crosse Section and Projection.- Relations among Images.- Model of Image Operations.- Formulation of Image Operations.- Relations between Image Operators.- Binary Operators between Images.- Composition if Image Operations.- Basic Operators.- Algorithm of Image Operators.- General Form of Image Operations.- Important Types of Algorithms.- Local Processing of 3D Images.- Classification of Local Operations.- General Form.- Classification by Functions of Filters.- Classification by the Form of a Local Function.- Smoothing Filter.- Linear Smoothing Filter.- Median Filter and Order Statistics Filter.- Edge Preserving Smoothing.- Morphology Filter.- Difference Filter.- Significance.- Differentials in Continuous Space.- Derivatives in Digitized Space.- Basic Characteristics of Difference Filter.- Omnidirectionalization.- 1-D Difference Filters and their Combinations.- 3D Laplacian.- 2D Difference Filters and their Combination.- Differential Features of Curved Surface.- Region Growing (Region Merging).- Outline.- Region Expansion.- Geometrical Property of Three-Dimensional Digitized Images.- Neighborhood and Connectivity.- Neighborhood.- Connectivity and Connected Component.- Simplex and Simplicious Decomposition.- Euler Number.- Local Feature of a Connected Component and Topology of a Figure.- Local Patterns and their Characterization.- 2 x 2 x 2 Local Patterns.- 3 x 3 x 3 Local Patterns.- Classification of the Voxel State.- Voxel State and Connectivity Index.- Calculation of Connectivity Index and Connectivity Number.- Basic Ideas.- Calculation of the Connectivity Index.- Calculation of the Connectivity Number.- Calculation of the Euler Number.- Triangulation Method.- Simplex Counting Method.- Algorithm of Deletability Test.- Path.- Distance Function.- Distance Function in Applications.- Improvement in Distance Metric.- Border Surface.- Algorithms of Binary Image Processing.- Introduction.- Labeling of a Connected Component.- Shrinking.- Surface Thinning and Axis Thinning.- Definition.- Requirements to Thinning.- Realization-the Sequential Type.- Examples of Surface/Axis Thinning Algorithms (Sequential Type).- Surface Thinning Algorithm Accompanying the Euclidean Distance Transformation.- Use of One-dimensional List for Auxiliary Information.- Examples of Surface/Axis Thinning Algorithm (Parallel Type).- Experimental Results.- Points in Algorithm Construction.- Distance Transformation and Skeleton.- Definition.- Significance of DT and Skeleton.- Classification of Algorithms.- Example of an Algorithm (1) – Squared Euclidean DT.- Example of Algorithms (2) – Variable Neighborhood DT (Parallel Type).- Supplementary Comments on Algorithms of DT.- Skeleton.- Reverse Distance Transformation.- Example of RDT Algorithms – (i) Euclidean Squared RDT.- Example of RDT Algorithm (ii) Fixed Neighborhood (6, 18, or26-Neighborhood) RDT (Sequential Type).- Extraction of Skeleton.- Distance Transformation of a Line Figure.- Border Surface Following.- Outline.- Examples of Algorithm.- Restoration of a Figure.- Knot and Link.- Outline.- Reduction of a Digital Knot.- Voronoi Division of a Digitized Image.- Algorithms for Processing Connected Components with Grey Values.- Distance Transformation of a Gray-Tone Image.- Definition.- An Example of Algorithm.- Thinning of a Gray-Tone Image.- Basic Idea.- Requirements.- Principles of Thinning.- Examples of Algorithms – (1) Integration of Information concerning Density Values.- Algorithm.- Experimental Results.- Examples of Algorithms – (2) Ridge Line following.- Meanings of a Ridge Lien.- Algorithm.- Experiments.- Visualization of a 3D Gray-Tone Images.- Formulation of Visualization Problem .- Voxel Data and Polygon Model.- Marching Cubes Algorithm.- Cross Section, Surface, and Projection.- Cross Section.- Surface.- Projection.- Idea of Visualization Basing upon Ray Casting (1) – Projection of a Point.- Display of a Point.- Display of Line.- Display of Surface.- Idea of Visualization Based on Ray Casting (2) – Manipulation of Density Values.- Rendering Surface Based on Ray Casting – Surface Rendering.- Calculation of the Brightness of Surface.- Smooth Shading.- Depth Coding.- Ray Tracing.- Photorealistic Rendering and Rendering for Visualization.- Display of Density Values Basing upon Ray Casting – Volume Rendering.- Algorithm of Volume Rendering.- Selection of Parameters.- Front-to-back Algorithm.- Properties of Volume Rendering and Surface Rendering.- Gradient Shading.- References.-

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)