Medical Imaging Signals and Systems

ISBN-10: 0130653535
ISBN-13: 9780130653536
Edition: 2005
List price: $186.00
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Book details

List price: $186.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface
Basic Imaging Principles Overview
Introduction
History of Medical Imaging
Physical Signals
Imaging Modalities
Projection Radiography
Computed Tomography
Nuclear Medicine
Ultrasound Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Summary and Key Concepts
Signals and Systems
Introduction
Signals
Point Impulse
Line Impulse
Comb and Sampling Functions
Rect and Sinc Functions
Exponential and Sinusoidal Signals
Separable Signals
Periodic Signals
Systems
Linear Systems
Impulse Response
Shift Invariance
Connections of LSI Systems
Separable Systems
Stable Systems
The Fourier Transform
Properties of the Fourier Transform
Linearity
Translation
Conjugation and Conjugate Symmetry
Scaling
Rotation
Convolution
Product
Separable Product
Parsevalrsquo;s Theorem
Separability
Transfer Function
Circular Symmetry and the Hankel Transform
Sampling
Sampling Signal Model
Nyquist Sampling Theorem
Anti-aliasing Filters
Summary and Key Concepts
Image Quality
Introduction
Contrast
Modulation
Modulation Transfer Function
Local Contrast
Resolution
Line Spread Function
Full Width at Half Maximum
Resolution and Modulation Transfer Function
Subsystem Cascade
Resolution Tool
Temporal and Spectral Resolution
Noise
Random Variables
Continuous Random Variables
Discrete Random Variables
Independent Random Variables
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Amplitude SNR
Power SNR
Differential SNR
Nonrandom Effects
Artifacts
Distortion
Accuracy
Quantitative Accuracy
Diagnostic Accuracy
Summary and Key Concepts
Radiographic Imaging
Overview
Physics of Radiography
Introduction
Ionization
Atomic Structure
Electron Binding Energy
Ionization and Excitation
Forms of Ionizing Radiation
Particulate Radiation
Electromagnetic Radiation
Nature and Properties of Ionizing Radiation
Primary Energetic Electron Interactions
Primary Electromagnetic Radiation Interactions
Attenuation of Electromagnetic Radiation
Measures of X-ray Beam Strength
Narrow Beam, Monoenergetic Photons
Narrow Beam, Polyenergetic Photons
Broad Beam Case
Radiation Dosimetry
Exposure
Dose and Kerma
Linear Energy Transfer
The f -factor
Dose Equivalent
Effective Dose
Summary and Key Concepts
Projection Radiography
Introduction
Instrumentation
X-ray Tubes
Filtration and Restriction
Compensation Filters and Contrast Agents
Grids, Airgaps, and Scanning Slits
Film-Screen Detectors
X-ray Image Intensifiers
Image Formation
Basic Imaging Equation
Geometric Effects
Blurring Effects
Film Characteristics
Noise and Scattering
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Quantum Efficiency and Detective Quantum Efficiency
Compton Scattering
Summary and Key Concepts
Computed Tomography
Introduction
CT Instrumentation
CT Generations
X-ray Source and Collimation
CT Detectors
Gantry, Slip Ring, and Patient Table
Image Formation
Line Integrals
CT Numbers
Parallel-Ray Reconstruction
Fan-Beam Reconstruction
Helical CT Reconstruction
Cone Beam CT
Image Quality in CT
Resolution
Noise
Artifacts
Summary and Key Concepts
Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Overview
The Physics of Nuclear Medicine
Introduction
Nomenclature
Radioactive Decay
Mass Defect and Binding Energy
Line of Stability
Radioactivity
Radioactive Decay Law
Modes of Decay
Positron Decay and Electron Capture
Isomeric Transition
Statistics of Decay
Radiotracers
Summary and Key Concepts
Planar Scintigraphy
Introduction
Instrumentation
Collimators
Scintillation Crystal
Photomultiplier Tubes
Positioning Logic
Pulse Height Analyzer
Gating Circuit
Image Capture
Image Formation
Event Position Estimation
Acquisition Modes
Anger Camera Imaging Equatio

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