Advanced Imaging in Biology and Medicine

Technology, Software Environments, Applications

  • Christoph W. Sensen
  • Benedikt Hallgrímsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Imaging Technologies

    1. Steven K. Boyd
      Pages 3-25
    2. Po-Wei Hsu, Richard W. Prager, Andrew H. Gee, Graham M. Treece
      Pages 47-84
    3. Matthew W. Tocheri
      Pages 85-101
    4. J. B. Thomsen, B. Sander, M. Mogensen, L. Thrane, T. M. Jørgensen, G. B. E. Jemec et al.
      Pages 103-129
    5. Carol E. Parker, Derek Smith, Detlev Suckau, Christoph H. Borchers
      Pages 131-146
    6. James Sharpe
      Pages 199-224
  3. Software

    1. Andrei L. Turinsky
      Pages 271-288
    2. Christoph W. Sensen, Jung Soh
      Pages 289-300
    3. Steven K. Boyd
      Pages 301-318
    4. Benedikt Hallgrímsson, Julia C. Boughner, Andrei Turinsky, Trish E. Parsons, Cairine Logan, Christoph W. Sensen
      Pages 319-336
  4. Applications

    1. Jos J. Eggermont
      Pages 339-361
    2. Linda B. Andersen, Richard Frayne
      Pages 363-393
    3. Jung Soh, Paul M. K. Gordon, Christoph W. Sensen
      Pages 395-409
    4. Benedikt Hallgrímsson, Nicholas Jones
      Pages 411-426
    5. David Dean, Nathan Cross, Davood Varghai, Nancy L. Oleinick, Chris A. Flask
      Pages 427-438
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 439-445

About this book


Since the invention of X-Ray technology by Konrad Roentgen in 1895, non-invasive imaging technologies are part of the medical and biological tool kit. Today, quite a number of non-invasive imaging technologies exist, from 4-dimensional Ultrasound to Computer Tomography. Almost every individual is subjected to one or more of these technologies during their lifetime. Destructive imaging approaches such as light- and electron microscopy have benefitted from the development of computing algorithms and digital imaging, making them more and more valuable for the study of biological and medical phenomena.

Not only is the number of imaging technologies increasing rapidly, at the same time the strategies and algorithms for image analysis are becoming more and more sophisticated. This book attempts for the first time to provide an overview of the major approaches to biological and medical imaging, the strategies for image analysis and the creation of models, which are based on the results of image analysis. This sets the book aside from the usual monographs, which introduce the reader only to a single technology.

Given the broad range of topics covered, this book provides an overview of the field, which is useful for a wide audience, from physicians and biologists to readers who would like to know more about the technology, which is used to derive diagnoses of diseases today.


Radiologieinformationssystem computed tomography (CT) diagnosis functional MRI image analysis image-based modeling imaging applications imaging software micro CT optical coherence tomography scanning tissue ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph W. Sensen
    • 1
  • Benedikt Hallgrímsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Sun Center of Excellence for Visual Genomics Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, G503 Health Sciences Ctr.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68992-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68993-5
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