Angiography and Plaque Imaging: Advanced Segmentation Techniques

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Jasjit S. Suri, Swamy Laxminarayan
CRC Press, Apr 29, 2003 - Medical - 560 pages
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Recent, rapid advances in mathematical engineering and applied mathematics have opened the door to solving complex problems in angiography imaging. For the first time, this book presents the different medical imaging modalities--MR, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound--for performing angiography and its analysis. Pioneers from a variety of relevant disciplines address state-of-the-art issues related to angiography, pre- and post angiography imaging, and their applications, such as intravascular ultrasound and x-ray fusion, plaque imaging, and morphology analysis. Their presentations cover most of the segmentation algorithms for anatomic blood vessels of the body, such as the brain, aorta, and retina.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 ScaleSpace 3D Elliposoidal Filtering for White and Black Blood MRA
69
Industrial Perspective
99
Chapter 4 Masking Strategies for BlackBlood Angiography
143
Chapter 5 Segmentation of Retinal Fundus Vasculature in Nonmydriatic Camera Images Using Wavelets
193
Chapter 6 Automated ModelBased Segmentation Tracing and Analysis of Retinal Vasculature from Digital Fundus Images
225
Chapter 7 Atherosclerotic Plaque Imaging Techniques in Magnetic Resonance Images
299
Chapter 8 Analysis and Visualization of Atherosclerotic Plaque Composition by MRI
331
Chapter 9 Plaque Morphological Quantitation
365
Chapter 10 On the Role of Computer Vision in Intravascular Ultrasound Image Analysis
397
Chapter 11 Clinical Applications Invovling Vascular Image Segmentation and Registration
451
Chapter 12 A Note on Future Research in Vascular and Plaque Segmentation
501
Key Words
523
Back cover
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Jasjit Suri, Ph.D. has spent the last 20 years in the field of computer and electrical engineering, and more than a decade in imaging sciences. Dr. Suri has a masters in computer sciences from the University of Illinois, a doctorate from the University of Washington, Seattle, and will soon receive his EMBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Suri has published over 100 technical publications in medical imaging, is a senior member of IEEE, member of the engineering honor societies Eta-Kappa-Nu and Tau-Beta-Phi, and a recipient of the President's Gold Medal in 1980. Prof. Swamy Laxminarayan, D.Sci. championed the field of Biomedical Engineering for over 30 years having held a variety of senior positions within the industry. He is an internationally recognized scientist, engineer, and educator with over 200 technical publications in biomedical information technology, computation biology, signal and image processing, biotechnology, and physiological system modeling. Prof. Laxminarayan is a fellow of AIMBE and a recipient of IEEE 3rd Millennium Medal.

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