Medical Imaging Based on Magnetic Fields and Ultrasounds

Medical Imaging Based on Magnetic Fields and Ultrasounds

Edited by

Hervé Fanet, CEA-LETI, France

ISBN : 9781848215023

Publication Date : February 2014

Hardcover 288 pp

145.00 USD



The importance of medical imaging for diagnostics is strongly increasing. It is now necessary to have a good knowledge of the different physical principles possible.

This book provides an overview of the progress made in the different domains of imaging from various angles. It describes the principles and types of equipment used in medical imaging. Chapter 1 focuses on medical ultrasound imaging, exploring the physical principles of ultrasound waves and the key performances of ultrasound systems used for medical diagnosis. A significant part of the chapter presents recent innovations in response to the challenges of imaging within the human body in real time. Chapter 2 is concerned with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It presents the fundamentals of MRI, its instrumentation in a hospital setting, an analysis of image properties, imaging sequences and modes of reconstruction, and finally, the applications of MRI, its uses and its evolution in the biomedical field.

This book offers a rare global approach to the subject of medical imaging to all scientists and engineers working in hospitals or in the medical imaging industry.


Foreword, Guy Frija.
1. Ultrasound Medical Imaging, Didier Vray, Elisabeth Brusseau, Valérie Detti, François Varray, Adrian Basarab, Olivier Beuf, Olivier Basset, Christian Cachard, Hervé Liebgott, Philippe Delachartre.
2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Dominique Sappey-Marinier and André Briguet.

About the authors/editors

Hervé Fanet is a Senior Scientist at CEA LETI in France. Previously head of the medical instrumentation department, he is now in charge of low power research programs.

Dominique Sappey-Marinier is a lecturer and hospital practitioner in biophysics and nuclear medicine at the Lyon-Est Faculty of Medicine at Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in France. He develops functional imaging, spectroscopy and diffusion methods for neurological and cognitive applications as well as for the exploration of MS as part of a research team at the CREATIS research laboratory.

André Briguet is an Honory Professor at Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in France. His research activities focus on the use of nuclear magnetic resonance in the fundamental field of molecular dynamics as well as on applications to directing imaging techniques towards the biomedical sector.

Didier Vray is Professor of Signal Processing and Computer Sciences at INSA-Lyon, France. His main research interest focuses on ultrasound medical imaging. This research includes vascular imaging, flow imaging, tissue motion estimation, and bimodality ultrasound/optics imaging.