Skip to main content


Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNIP,volume 11111)


The design and manufacturing of modern medical devices requires knowledge of several disciplines, ranging from physics, over material science, to computer science. Thus, designing a single lecture as an introduction to medical engineering faces a lot of challenges. Nonetheless, the manuscript Medical Imaging Systems – An Introductory Guide aims at being a complete and comprehensive introduction to this field for students in the early semesters. Medical imaging devices are by now an integral part of modern medicine, and have probably already been encountered by all students in their personal life.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Andreas Maier .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

This chapter is published under an open access license. Please check the 'Copyright Information' section either on this page or in the PDF for details of this license and what re-use is permitted. If your intended use exceeds what is permitted by the license or if you are unable to locate the licence and re-use information, please contact the Rights and Permissions team.

Copyright information

© 2018 The Author(s)

About this chapter

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Maier, A. (2018). Introduction. In: Maier, A., Steidl, S., Christlein, V., Hornegger, J. (eds) Medical Imaging Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11111. Springer, Cham.

Download citation

  • DOI:

  • Published:

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Cham

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-319-96519-2

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-319-96520-8

  • eBook Packages: Computer ScienceComputer Science (R0)