Diagnostic Imaging in Medicine

  • Richard C. Reba
  • David J. Goodenough
  • Harold F. Davidson

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Bio-Physical Principles of Image Structure and Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Coblentz, J. C. Pineau, R. Mollard
      Pages 2-20
  3. Advances in Source & Detector Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Lawrence E. Larsen, John H. Jacobi
      Pages 68-123
    3. R. Allemand, R. Campagnolo, P. Garderet, R. Gariod, M. Laval, M. Moszynski et al.
      Pages 124-135
    4. Walter L. Robb, William R. Brody
      Pages 136-152
    5. Riccardo Guzzardi, Margherita Zito, Maurizio Mey
      Pages 176-193
  4. Clinical Imaging: Basic Principles of Acoustical NMR and Transmission Tomographic Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 194-194
    2. A. Everette James Jr.
      Pages 214-230
    3. T. Behrenbeck, L. J. Sinak, R. A. Robb, J. H. Kinsey, E. L. Ritman
      Pages 254-271
  5. Clinical Imaging: Basic Principles of Emission Tomography & Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 272-272
    2. Michel M. Ter-Pogossian
      Pages 273-277
    3. David R. Elmaleh, E. Livni, S. Levy
      Pages 299-317
  6. Image Processing & Autoradiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 318-318
    2. A. Todd-Pokropek
      Pages 319-346
    3. Y. Yonekura, A. B. Brill
      Pages 347-377
  7. Results of Clinical Evaluation: State-of-the-Art Performance of New Radiographic Transmission Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 378-378
    2. J. Werner Ludwig, Pierre H. C. Engels
      Pages 379-395
  8. The Results of Clinical Evaluation: Studies of the Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 406-406
    2. Thomas C. Hill, B. Leonard Holman, Richard Lovett, Daniel H. O’Leary, Robert G. L. Lee, Philippe Magistretti et al.
      Pages 445-450
  9. The Results of Clinical Evaluation: Studies of the Heart and Lungs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. W. E. Adam, H. Sigel, J. Zaorska-Rajca, F. Bitter
      Pages 452-481
  10. The Results of Clinical Evaluation: Studies of the Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 497-497
    2. A. Everette James Jr., Arthur C. Fleischer, James Machin, C. Leon Partain, Gadi Horev, Ronald R. Price
      Pages 538-555
    3. Barbara Y. Croft, C. D. Teates, Janice C. Honeyman
      Pages 590-600
    4. E. A. Eikman, V. K. Jain, G. A. Mack, J. A. Madden, M. Lotz
      Pages 601-610
    5. Robert M. Allen
      Pages 611-616
  11. Cost-Effective and Cost-Benefit Assessment of New High Technology Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 617-617
    2. N. T. Racoveanu
      Pages 618-643
    3. Jean De Kervasdoue, Jean Francois Lacronique, John R. Kimberly
      Pages 644-665
  12. Meeting Overview and Images of the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 676-676
    2. Henry N. Wagner Jr.
      Pages 677-687
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 688-709

About this book


An Advanced Study Institute on Ultrasonics in Medical Diagnosis was held in Milan, Italy, from 10 to 15 June 1974. This ASI was of a short five-day duration and limited to cardiac diagnosis by ultra­ sound only. Since that time, the field of diagnostic imaging in medicine has literally exploded with new and improved means of medical diagnosis such as computed tomography, microwaves, nuclear magnetic resonance and other sophisticated techniques. These developments have enabled medical practitioners to make diagnoses with a minimum of danger to the patient, and a maximum of accuracy never before possible, and represent a multi-quantum advance over the early state-of-the-art presented at the 1974 ASI. Since then, several meetings have taken place on these individual topics to bring together experts who presented their latest research results, but none have discussed the entire field of diagnostic imaging in medicine in one meeting nor have they had the teaching character of an Advanced Study Institute. The art and science of medicine have been altered repeatedly during the eight year interval since the last ASI. Today's clinician must be part technologist and must be enough of an investigator to understand and appreciate the scientific method. The current complex advances in instrumentation and pharmacology have had a marked effect on how medicine is practiced. There was, therefore, an urgent need to bring the entire field of imaging in medicine to one teaching podium where the many advances of the last six or seven years could be reviewed.


X-ray brain computed tomography (CT) diagnostic imaging magnetic resonance positron emission tomography (PET) radiation tomography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard C. Reba
    • 1
  • David J. Goodenough
    • 2
  • Harold F. Davidson
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear MedicineGeorge Washington University Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Division of Radiation PhysicsGeorge Washington University Medical CenterUSA
  3. 3.Department of the ArmyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6812-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6810-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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