Handbook of Research on Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Imaging and Biomedical Applications

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Exarchos, Themis P.
IGI Global, Apr 30, 2009 - Computers - 598 pages

Biomedical imaging enables physicians to evaluate areas of the body not normally visible, helping to diagnose and examine disease in patients.

The Handbook of Research on Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Imaging and Biomedical Applications includes recent state-of-the-art methodologies that introduce biomedical imaging in decision support systems and their applications in clinical practice. This Handbook of Research provides readers with an overview of the emerging field of image-guided medical and biological decision support, bringing together various research studies and highlighting future trends.


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An Overview of Algorithmic Challenges
Integrating Imaging and Clinical Data for Decision Support
Implications for the Mechanical Strain of Cardiovascular Structures
New Developments in Intracoronary Ultrasound Processing
Differential Diagnosis of Hepatic Lesions from Computed Tomography Images
Significance Estimation in fMRI from Random Matrices
Developments and Advances in Biomedical Functional Infrared Imaging
Analysis and Interpretation
Image Processing and Machine Learning Techniques for the Segmentation of cDNA Microarray Images
Recent Advances in Automated Chromosome Image Analysis
Machine Learning in Morphological Segmentation
Pit Pattern Classification Using Multichannel Features and Multiclassification
Automatic Identification and Elastic Properties of Deformed Objects Using their Microscopic Images
Nonlinear Ultrasound RadiationForce Elastography

Optimal Diffusion Encoding Strategies for Fiber Mapping in Diffusion MRI
Segmentation of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Images
Image Registration Algorithms for Applications in Oncology
Trends and Challenges
Assessment of Stroke by Analysing Carotid Plaque Morphology
Quantitative Analysis of Hysteroscopy Imaging in Gynaecological Cancer
The RT TPS Case
Internal Radionuclide Dosimetry using Quantitative 3D Nuclear Medical Imaging
Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Fiber Tractography
Image Processing and Machine Learning Techniques for Facial Expression Recognition
Analysiss Models and Methodologies
An Evaluation Study
Anomaly Detection in Medical Image Analysis
Evaluation of Medical Image Compression
Advanced ROI Coding Techniques for Medical Imaging
Segmentation Methods in Ultrasound Images
Compilation of References
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Themis P. Exarchos was born in Ioannina, Greece (1980). He received the Diploma Degree in Computer EngineerČing and Informatics from the Engineering School of the University of Patras (2003). He received the PhD degree from the University of Ioannina (2009); his PhD thesis is entitled “Data Mining and Healthcare Decision Support System.” He is a member of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems at the University of Ioannina, working in Research and Technology Development projects. His research interests include data mining, decision support systems in healthcare, biomedical applications including biomedical imaging and bioinformatics. Dr. Exarchos is the author of more than fifty papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

Athanasios Papadopoulos received his degree in Physics from the Department of Physics of the University of Patras (1994). He completed his MSc in Medical Physics at University of Surrey (UK). He received his PhD from the Department of Medical Physics from University of Ioannina, Greece (2006). He is serving as a radiation physicist in the Department of Nuclear medicine of University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece. He is a member of the research group of the “Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas / Biomedical Research Institute” and the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems. His major research interests include medical image processing, medical decision support, computer-aided detection and diagnosis, machine learning and data mining. Lately his work is related to the use of vital signs of the human body, their analysis and use of intelligent methods for diagnosis or prognosis. Dr. Papadopoulos is the author of two book chapters and more than twenty papers in scientific journals and international conference proceedings.

Dimitrios I. Fotiadis is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and the director of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, at the Department of Materials Science Engineering, University of Ioannina. He is also an associated member of Biomedical Research Institute. He holds Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1985) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Minnesota, (Minneapolis, USA) (1990). He served as visiting researcher at the RWTH (Aachen, Germany) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, USA). He has published more than 120 papers in scientific journals, 250 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, more than 20 chapters in books and he is the editor of 14 books. His work has received more than 800 citations. His research interests include modelling of human tissues and organs, intelligent wearable devices for automated diagnosis and bioinformatics. He is the chairman of the board and CEO of the Science and Technology Park of Epirus, National Representative of Greece in FP7 and he coordinates several R&D projects funded by the EC and other bodies. [Editor]

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