© 1988

Mathematics and Computer Science in Medical Imaging

  • Max A. Viergever
  • Andrew Todd-Pokropek
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction to and Overview of the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aldo Rescigno
      Pages 3-42
    3. Jan J. Koenderink
      Pages 67-104
    4. Harrison H. Barrett
      Pages 105-125
    5. Frank Natterer
      Pages 127-141
    6. C. Robert Appledorn
      Pages 143-166
    7. A. Todd-Pokropek
      Pages 167-195
    8. Gabor T. Herman
      Pages 197-220
    9. Henry Fuchs
      Pages 221-240
    10. John Fox, Nicholas Walker
      Pages 241-266
  3. Selected Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Analytic Reconstruction Methods

      1. Frank Natterer
        Pages 271-277
      2. S. Leeman, V. C. Roberts, P. E. Chandler, L. A. Ferrari
        Pages 279-289
    3. Iterative Methods

      1. Gabor T. Herman, Haim Levkowitz
        Pages 305-317
      2. Chin-Tu Chen, Charles E. Metz, Xiaoping Hu
        Pages 319-329
      3. Carey E. Floyd Jr., Stephen H. Manglos, Ronald J. Jaszczak, R. Edward Coleman
        Pages 331-338
      4. I. E. Magnin
        Pages 339-349

About these proceedings


Medical imaging is an important and rapidly expanding area in medical science. Many of the methods employed are essentially digital, for example computerized tomography, and the subject has become increasingly influenced by develop­ ments in both mathematics and computer science. The mathematical problems have been the concern of a relatively small group of scientists, consisting mainly of applied mathematicians and theoretical physicists. Their efforts have led to workable algorithms for most imaging modalities. However, neither the fundamentals, nor the limitations and disadvantages of these algorithms are known to a sufficient degree to the physicists, engineers and physicians trying to implement these methods. It seems both timely and important to try to bridge this gap. This book summarizes the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute, on these topics, that was held in the mountains of Tuscany for two weeks in the late summer of 1986. At another (quite different) earlier meeting on medical imaging, the authors noted that each of the speakers had given, there, a long introduction in their general area, stated that they did not have time to discuss the details of the new work, but proceeded to show lots of clinical results, while excluding any mathematics associated with the area.


algorithms group imaging mathematics medical imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Max A. Viergever
    • 1
  • Andrew Todd-Pokropek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and InformaticsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Medical PhysicsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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