CONTENTS IN BRIEF

FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION

PREFACE

PREFACE OF THE LAST EDITION, 2004

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

H. K. HUANG SHORT BIOGRAPHY

LIST OF ACRONYMS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 INTRODUCTION

1.2 SOME HISTORICAL REMARKS ON PICTURE ARCHIVING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (PACS)

1.3 WHAT IS PACS?

1.4 PACS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

1.5 A GLOBAL VIEW OF PACS DEVELOPMENT

1.6 ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK

PART I MEDICAL IMAGING PRINCIPLES

CHAPTER 2 DIGITAL MEDICAL IMAGE FUNDAMENTALS

2.1 TERMINOLOGY

2.2 DENSITY RESOLUTION, SPATIAL RESOLUTION, AND SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO

2.3 TEST OBJECTS AND PATTERNS FOR MEASUREMENT OF IMAGE QUALITY

2.4 IMAGE IN THE SPATIAL DOMAIN AND THE FREQUENCY DOMAIN

2.5 MEASUREMENT OF IMAGE QUALITY

CHAPTER 3 TWO-DIMENSIONAL MEDICAL IMAGING

3.1 PRINCIPLES OF CONVENTIONAL PROJECTION RADIOGRAPHY

3.2 DIGITAL FUOROGRAPHY AND LASER FILM SCANNER

3.3 IMAGING PLATE TECHNOLOGY

3.4 DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY

3.5 FULL-FIELD DIRECT DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY

3.6 DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY AND PACS

3.7 NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGING

3.8 2-D ULTRASOUND IMAGING

3.9 2-D LIGHT IMAGING

CHAPTER 4 THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEDICAL IMAGING

4.1 2-D IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION FROM 1-D PROJECTIONS

4.2 3-D IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION FROM 3-D DATA SET

4.3 TRANSMISSION X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)

4.4 SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

4.5 POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET)

4.6 3-D ULTRASOUND IMAGING (3-D US)

4.7 MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

4.8 3-D LIGHT IMAGING

4.9 3-D MICRO IMAGING AND SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING CENTER

CHAPTER 5 FOUR-DIMENSIONALITY, ...

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