Medical Imaging: Principles, Detectors, and Electronics / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $99.35
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 26%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $99.35   
  • New (6) from $107.61   
  • Used (1) from $99.35   

Overview

A must-read for anyone working in electronics in the healthcare sector

This one-of-a-kind book addresses state-of-the-art integrated circuit design in the context of medical imaging of the human body. It explores new opportunities in ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine (PET, SPECT), emerging detector technologies, circuit design techniques, new materials, and innovative system approaches.

Divided into four clear parts and with contributions from a panel of international experts, Medical Imaging systematically covers:

  • X-ray imaging and computed tomography–X-ray and CT imaging principles; Active Matrix Flat Panel Imagers (AMFPI) for diagnostic medical imaging applications; photon counting and integrating readout circuits; noise coupling in digital X-ray imaging
  • Nuclear medicine–SPECT and PET imaging principles; low-noise electronics for radiation sensors
  • Ultrasound imaging–Electronics for diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging–Magnetic resonance imaging principles; MRI technology
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'The papers are very readable for serious physicists and electrical engineers who are focusing on electronics present in the health care field, as well as interested computer scientists and medical technicians.? (Computing Reviews , August 2009 )
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: William J Davros, PhD, ABMP (D)(Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book covers the core electrical signal processing commonalities of four broad classes of medical imaging devices: x-ray and CT, flat panel detectors, SPECT and PET systems, ultrasound imaging and MRI. It is well illustrated with many gray-shaded photographs, a wealth of figures and graphs, and plenty of equations for those who enjoy a deeper understanding of signal processing as it relates to imaging.
Purpose: The purpose is to introduce readers to the common aspects of signal processing in medical imaging. The editor has collected chapters from an international list of authors. The book's four parts are tied together by the common issues of signal collection, processing, noise rejection, and image formation.
Audience: It is clearly aimed at electrical engineers, biomedical engineers, signal processing engineers, and to some extent medical physicists. It also would be appropriate for graduate students in these disciplines who have an interest in the mathematical and circuits elements of signal handling aspects in medical imaging. Much of the book has mathematical equations that are calculus or linear algebra based, so readers should be well versed in intermediate mathematics. It is not appropriate as a general primer in medical imaging and would not be useful for radiology residents or undergraduates.
Features: Part one is dedicated to x-ray and x-ray computed tomography imaging and is composed of four chapters. The chapter on x-ray and computed tomography imaging principles is a bit lacking in content and does not fit well with the other three chapters, which are well executed discussions of active matrix flat panel imagers, circuits for digital x-ray imaging, and noise coupling in digital x-ray imaging. Each is loaded with illustrations, charts, graphs, and mathematical equations that are useful without being overbearing. Part two on imaging in nuclear medicine has two chapters that describe SPECT and PET imaging and low noise electronics. The first chapter is a nicely laid out review of the basics of nuclear medicine imaging that is clearly written, well organized, and has tables that are particularly useful in codifying the most used radio tracers and nuclear imaging exams. The second chapter is a tightly written thesis on radiation detection and sensing using low noise electronics. It is highly technical, loaded with mathematical formulations, a wealth of circuit diagrams, and nuances regarding the roles they play in pulse shaping. Part three is a single long, wonderfully constructed chapter on medical ultrasound that starts off with easy-to-understand concepts and builds into a more detailed analysis of each stage of ultrasound imaging. This chapter includes superb quality illustrations. Equations and circuit diagrams are used sparingly and are well supported by the text. This is one of the strongest and most cohesive chapters in the book. Part four consists of two chapters on magnetic resonance imaging. The first is nicely written, thoughtfully constructed, easy to read and follow, and has higher level of detail on the mathematics of MRI than is customarily seen. Sadly, the chapter that follows is much weaker in comparison. It is short, poorly structured, and adds little to the topic. The index is underdeveloped but this is somewhat mitigated by extensive reverence bibliographies in the back of each chapter.
Assessment: This book is written for readers who seek a deeper understanding of the electronics, circuits design theory, and mathematics of medical imaging. A few chapters meet that objective. On the whole, the book does not hang together as a cohesive work but instead seems to be a loose compilation of chapters whose quality, integration, and content vary widely. Readers should be well versed in circuit design theory, calculus, and to a lesser extent differential equations, to fully grasp the concepts in parts of this book.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470391648
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 305
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Krzysztof Iniewski, PhD, manages R&D chip development activities at Redlen Technologies. Previously, he was an associate professor in the electrical engineering and computer engineering department of the University of Alberta, where he conducted research on low-power wireless circuits and systems. His research interests are in VLSI circuits for medical and security applications. Dr. Iniewski has published over 100 international journal or conference papers, and holds eighteen international patents.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

PART I: X-RAY IMAGING AND COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY.

Chapter 1: "XRay and CT Imaging Principles" (Kris Iniewsk:).

Chapter 2: "Active Matrix Flat Panel Imagers (AMFPI) for Diagnostic Medical Imaging Applications".(Karim Karim).

Chapter 3: "Photon Counting and Integrating Readout Circuits" (Edgar Kraft and Ivan Peric).

Chapter 4: "Noise Coupling in Digital X-ray Imaging" (Jan Thim and B"rje Norlin borje).

PART II: NUCLEAR MEDICINE (SPECT AND PET).

Chapter 5: "SPECT and PET Imaging Principles" (Anna Celler).

Chapter 6: "Low-Noise Electronics for Radiation Sensors" (Gianluigi De Geronimo).

PART III: ULTRASOUND IMAGING.

Chapter 7: "Electronics for Diagnostic Ultrasonic Imaging" (Robert Wodnicki, Bruno Haider and Kai E. Thomenius).

PART IV: MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.

Chapter 8: "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles" (Piotr Kozlowski).

Chapter 9: "MRI Technology: Circuits and Challenges for Receiver Coil Hardware" (Nicola de Zanche).

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

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

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com 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 & Noble.com 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 & Noble.com 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 BN.com 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

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com 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 BN.com. 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)