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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: William R. Hendee, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This is the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, which includes 133 state-of-the-art papers that were presented at the conference.
Purpose: The purpose of the conference and proceedings is to provide a single focus for the presentation of research in the emerging interdisciplinary area of medical imaging and computer-assisted intervention. This is a very important purpose that is achieved well in the publication.
Audience: The papers in these proceedings will be of great interest to researchers working in the multidisciplinary areas directly or closely related to the focus of the conference. The papers are highly technical and will be of little interest to others, except perhaps to physicists and engineers responsible for implementing sophisticated image-guided interventional programs in clinical environments.
Features: Papers in the proceedings encompass ten areas: data-driven segmentation, image processing and feature detection, surfaces and shape, measurement and interpretation, spatial-temporal and diffusion tensor analysis, registration and fusion, visualization, image-guided intervention, robotic systems, and biomechanics and simulation. The papers are written by individuals who are well established as researchers in their respective fields.
Assessment: This book is required reading for researchers working in the fields of medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention. It will be of some interest to physicists and engineers responsible for implementing such programs in clinical settings. It will have little interest to persons outside these groups.