Here's a cutting-edge resource that provides a global survey of the rapidly growing field of image-guided therapy. You find detailed coverage of a wide range of key topics, from MRI-guided surgery, robotic cardiac surgery, and brachytherapy and hyperthermia for cancer treatment - to modern procedures in neurosurgery, laser cosmetic therapy, and ultrasound-guided high intensity focused ultrasound therapy for non-invasive tumor treatment. You learn the fundamentals of imaging and therapeutic modalities and their capabilities and constraints in implementation of image-guided therapy systems.
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Diagnosis and Therapy - History, Current Status and Future Direction. Imaging Modalities - Body Imaging. Ultrasound. MRI. CT. Optics. PET/SPECT. Advanced Cardiac Imaging. Interventional Therapy Modalities - Cut and Paste: Scalpels and Sutures. Minimally-Invasive Surgery. X-Rays and Radiation. Radio Frequency Ablation. Microwave Ablation. Laser. Cryotherapy. Gamma Knife. Drug Delivery and Thrombolysis. Hyperthermia. Image-Guided Therapy - Percutaneous Aspirations, Biopsies and Nerve Blocks. Enoscopic, Catheterization and Biopsy Procedures. 3D Visualization, Stereotactic Methods, and Neurosurgery. Automation and Robotics. Modeling of Image-Guided Therapy. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Practical Considerations of Image-Guided Therapy - Clinical Perspectives on Image-Guided Therapy. Real Market of Image-Guided Therapy.; To view complete TOC:; Click Google Preview button under book title above, then click on Contents tab.;
Shahram Vaezy is an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in bioengineering, both from the University of Washington.
Vesna Zderic is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the George Washington University in Washington DC. She holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade in Serbia and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Washington.