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System Theory

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In the digital age, any medical image needs to be transformed from continuous domain to discrete domain (i. e. 1’s and 0’s) in order to be represented in a computer. To do so, we have to understand what a continuous and a discrete signal is.


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

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