Physics for Medical Imaging Applications

  • Yves Lemoigne
  • Alessandra Caner
  • Ghita Rahal

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 240)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. General Imaging and Ultrasound Principle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. KARL-FRIEDRICH KAMM
      Pages 3-22
  3. Magnetic Resource Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. MARTIN O. LEACH
      Pages 25-36
    3. EMILE M. HILTBRAND
      Pages 37-47
    4. FRANÇOIS LAZEYRAS
      Pages 49-53
    5. JEFFRY R. ALGER, ANDREW J. FREW
      Pages 55-68
    6. JEFFRY R. ALGER, ANDREW J. FREW
      Pages 69-81
    7. ALESSANDRO ALIMENTI
      Pages 89-97
  4. Ultrasound Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. TERESA M. ROBINSON
      Pages 101-110
    3. FRANCO BERTORA
      Pages 111-121
    4. PIERO TORTOLI, PAOLO FIDANZATI, BASSI LUCA
      Pages 123-136
    5. CHRISTIAN CACHARD, OLIVIER BASSET
      Pages 137-150
    6. J.M. THIJSSEN, M.C. VAN WIJK, M.H.M. CUYPERS
      Pages 177-195
    7. RÉMI SOUCHON
      Pages 197-209
    8. CYRIL LAFON
      Pages 211-226

About these proceedings

Introduction

The Nato Advanced Study Institute ASI 981171 was organised at the European Scientific Institute of Archamps (ESI , Archamps France) from October 26 to November 8, 2005. Everyy ear in autumn ESI organises the European School of Medical Physics, which covers a large spectrum of topics, ranging from Medical Imaging to Radiotherapy, over a period of five weeks. Thanks to the Cooperative Science and Technologys ub programme of th e NATO Science Division, the first two weeks were replaced this year by the ASI course dedicated to “Optimising Detectors, Imaging & Computing Technologies from Nuclear Physics in General to Secur ity Applications”. This allowed the participation of experts and students fr om 20 different countries, with diverse cultural background and professional experience (Africa, America, Asia, and Europe). A further positive outcome of NATO ASI participation is the publication of this book, which contains the lectures series contributed by speakers during the ASI weeks. We hope it will be a reference book in Medical Imaging, addressing an audience of young medical physicists everywhere in the world, who are wishing to review the physics foundations of the relevant technologies, catch up with the state of the art and look ahead into future developments in their field. The ASI course was structured in two pa rts, defined by the use or absence of ionising radiation in the medical imaging techniques of interest.

Keywords

X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging magnetic resonance positron emission tomography tissue tomography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Yves Lemoigne
    • 1
  • Alessandra Caner
    • 2
  • Ghita Rahal
    • 3
  1. 1.European Scientific InstituteArchampsFrance
  2. 2.European Scientific InstituteArchampsFrance
  3. 3.European Scientific InstituteArchampsFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5653-6
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5649-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5653-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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