Physics and Engineering of Medical Imaging

  • Riccardo Guzzardi

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 119)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Research: A Sound Investment in Effective Health Care

  3. Basic Aspects of Medical Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. R. A. Taube, S. J. Adelstein
      Pages 9-40
    3. Aldo Rescigno
      Pages 41-72
    4. Riccardo Guzzardi
      Pages 93-94
  4. Digital Radiology: Principles, Technology and Correlative Aspects with Nuclear Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Robert A. Kruger
      Pages 97-109
    3. K. H. Höhne, M. Riemer, U. Obermöller, G. Witte
      Pages 153-170
    4. Paolo Marzullo, Oberdan Parodi, Calogero R. Bellina, Claudio Marcassa, Danilo Neglia, Antonio Benassi et al.
      Pages 171-182
    5. C. L. Partain, M. V. Kulkarni, R. R. Price, M. P. Sandler, J. A. Patton, D. R. Pickens et al.
      Pages 183-192
    6. Riccardo Guzzardi
      Pages 193-196
    7. R. Bellazzini, A. Brez, A. Del Guerra, M. M. Massai, M. R. Torquati
      Pages 197-204
  5. X-Ray Computed Tomography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. L. Di Guglielmo, A. Villa, L. Biazzi
      Pages 218-230
    3. D. P. Boyd, K. R. Peschmann, R. E. Rand, J. L. Couch, S. A. Napel, R. Gould et al.
      Pages 231-247
    4. Riccardo Guzzardi
      Pages 248-249
    5. A. Kettschau, J. Goebbels
      Pages 257-259
  6. Ultrasound Imaging: Current Trends and Clinical Applications

  7. General Problems I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. D. Kaplan
      Pages 385-389
  8. General Problems II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. A. Todd-Pokropek
      Pages 393-411
    3. C. Leon Partain, Jon J. Erickson, James A. Patton, Ronald R. Price, David R. Pickens, A. Everette James Jr.
      Pages 412-416
    4. Riccardo Guzzardi
      Pages 436-436
  9. Other Imaging Modalities

  10. Principles and Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. R. Campanella, C. Casieri, F. De Luca, B. C. De Simone, B. Maraviglia
      Pages 489-499
    3. C. L. Partain, M. V. Kulkarni, M. R. Mitchell, J. A. Patton, M. P. Sandler, A. E. James Jr.
      Pages 511-545
    4. Riccardo Guzzardi
      Pages 546-547
  11. Applicative Problems and Future Directions of NMR for in Vivo Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 549-549
    2. Joseph D. Weissman
      Pages 551-560
    3. Riccardo Guzzardi
      Pages 561-565

About this book


The NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Physics and Engineering of Medical Imaging has addressed a subject which in the wide area of biomedical technology is one of those which are showing greater impact in the practice of medicine for the ability to picture both Anatomy and Physiology. The information and accuracy obtained by whatever imaging methodology is a complex result of a multidisciplinary effort of several sciences such as Physics, Engineering, Electronics, Chemistry, Medicine, etc ... Development has occurred through work performed in different environments such as basic and applied research laboratories, industries and clinical centers, with the aim of achieving an efficient transfer of know-how and technology for the improvement of both investigation possibilities and health care. On one hand, such an effort requires an ever-increasing committment of human and financial resources at research and industrial level, and, on the other, it meets serious difficulties in recruiting the necessary human expertise oriented to this technology which breaks with the tradi tiona I academic borders of the single disciplines. Furthermore, the scientific community is continually dealing with the problem of increasing the performance and, at the same time, complexity and costs of instruments, applying more and more sophisticated technology in an effort to meet the demand for more complete and accurate clinical information. The scientific program of this ASI and the qualification of the authors reveals the intrinsic complexity of the development process of the Imaging methodologies.


computed tomography (CT) diagnosis image analysis positron emission tomography radiology ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Guzzardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Imaging DivisionC.N.R., Institute of Clinical PhysiologyPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8081-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3537-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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