Advances in Medical Engineering [electronic resource] / edited by Thorsten M. Buzug, Dietrich Holz, Jens Bongartz, Matthias Kohl-Bareis, Ulrich Hartmann, Simone Weber.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Proceedings in Physics: 114Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XVII, 477 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540687641Subject(s): Engineering | Medical records -- Data processing | Radiology, Medical | Computer vision | Laser physics | Biomedical engineering | Engineering | Biomedical Engineering | Imaging / Radiology | Health Informatics | Computer Imaging, Vision, Pattern Recognition and Graphics | Laser Technology and Physics, Photonics | Image Processing and Computer VisionAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856-857Online resources: Click here to access online
Invited Paper -- Medical Imaging -- Medical Image Processing -- Computer-Assisted Surgery (MRNV Workshop) -- Biomechanics -- Biomedical Optics -- Medical Laser Engineering -- Clinical Post-Deadline Papers.
Continuous improvements in medical imaging together with advanced image processing algorithms, biomechanical simulations and interventional monitoring strategies lead to significant progress in computer-aided diagnosis, treatment planning and therapy. Navigation in image-guided surgery provides significant advantages in accuracy due to today’s sophisticated techniques of patient-data visualization in combination with the flexibility and precision of novel surgical tools like robots and laser scalpels. These tools give finer control over sensitive movements in diseased anatomical areas and therefore, allow more surgical procedures to be performed using minimally invasive techniques than ever before. In this book, research and development trends of physics, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences in biomedical engineering are presented. Contributions from industry, clinics, universities and research labs with foci on medical imaging (CT, MRT, US, PET, SPECT etc.), medical image processing (segmentation, registration, visualization etc.), computer-assisted surgery (medical robotics, navigation), biomechanics (motion analysis, accident research, computer in sports, ergonomics etc.), biomedical optics (OCT, soft-tissue optics, optical monitoring etc.) and laser medicine (tissue ablation, gas analytics, topometry etc.) give insight to recent engineering, clinical and mathematical studies.