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Edited by Noriyasu Homma .

300 pages . 

The x-ray computed tomography (CT) is well known as a useful imaging method and the invention of several pioneers such as G. Hounsfi eld and A. M. Cormack in 1970’s. This was a brilliant breakthrough as people could not see only fl uoroscopic, but tomographic inside shapes of a target without cutt ing it. Since that time, CT images have continuously been used for many applications, especially in medical fi elds. This book discloses recent advances and new ideas in theories and applications of CT imaging and its analysis.
The book contains 16 chapters, which are classifi ed by application purposes into the following fi ve parts:
Part 1: CT Image Analysis for Computer-Aided Diagnosis (Chapters 1 to 4)
Part 2: CT Image Analysis for Preoperational Planning (Chapters 5 to 7)
Part 3: CT Image Analysis for Radiotherapy (Chapters 8 and 9)
Part 4: Advanced CT Imaging and Analysis (Chapters 10 to 14)
Part 5: CT Imaging and Analysis for Non-Medical Applications (Chapters 15 and 16)
Parts 1 to 4 are devoted to theories and applications of CT imaging and analysis in medical fi elds where several image processing techniques such as segmentation, registration, and recognition can be used for observing important pieces of medical information such as positions and shapes of targets to diagnose and treat them accurately.
Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 provide CT imaging and analysis for computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), preoperational (surgery) planning, radiotherapy, and other advanced purposes, respectively. On the other hand, Part 5 is devoted to non-medical CT imaging and analysis such as for forensic and industrial applications.
The 16 chapters selected in this book cover not only the major topics of CT imaging and analysis in medical fi elds, but also some advanced applications for forensic and industrial purposes. These chapters propose state-of-the-art approaches and cutt ingedge research results. I could not thank enough to the contributions of the authors.
This book would not have been possible without their support.

February 2011
Noriyasu Homma
Cyberscience Center
Tohoku University


Part 1 of the textbook : CT Image Analysis for Computer-Aided Diagnosis .

1 CT Image Based Computer-Aided Lung Cancer Diagnosis 3 
Noriyasu Homma

2 Informatics and Computerized Tomography Aiding Detection and Diagnosis of Solitary Lung Cancer 15 Aristófanes Corrêa Silva, Anselmo Cardoso Paiva, Rodolfo Acatauassu Nunes and Marcelo Gattass

3 Computer-aided Analysis 
and Interpretation of HRCT Images of the Lung 37 Zrimec Tatjana and Sata Busayarat

4 Prediction Models for Malignant Pulmonary 
Nodules Based-on Texture Features of CT Image 63 Guo Xiuhua, Sun Tao, Wang huan and Liang Zhigang

Part 2 of the textbook : CT Image Analysis for Preoperational Planning .

5 Liver Segmentation and Volume Estimation from 
Preoperative CT Images in Hepatic Surgical Planning: Application of a Semiautomatic Method Based on 3D Level Sets 79 Laura Fernandez-de-Manuel, Maria J. Ledesma-Carbayo, Daniel Jimenez-Carretero, Javier Pascau, Jose L. Rubio-Guivernau, Jose M. Tellado, Enrique Ramon, Manuel Desco and Andres Santos

6 Functional Assessment of Individual 
Lung Lobes with MDCT Images 95 Syoji Kobashi, Kei Kuramoto and Yutaka Hata

7 AutoCAD for Quantitative Measurement of Cervical MPR 
CT Images Reconstructed in ImageViewer Interface 105 Hou Lisheng, Ruan Dike, Cui Hongpeng and Bai Xuedong

Part 3 of the textbook : CT Image Analysis for Radiotherapy .

8 Image Processing Methods 
in CT for Radiotherapy Applications 127 Boussion Nicolas, Fayad Hadi, Le Pogam Adrien, Pradier Oliver and Visvikis Dimitris

9 CT-Image Guided Brachytherapy 143 
Janusz Skowronek

Part 4 of the textbook : Advanced CT Imaging and Analysis .

10 An Approach to Lumbar Vertebra Biomechanical Analysis 
Using the Finite Element Modeling Based on CT Images 165 Haiyun Li

11 Novel Computational Approaches 
for Understanding Computed Tomography (CT) Images and Their Applications 181 Oyeon Kum

12 Use of Pseudocolor 
for Detecting Otologic Structures in CT 205 Moon Suh Park, Jae Yong Byun, Seung Geun Yeo and Ho Yun Lee

13 Advanced Neuroimaging 
with Computed Tomography Scanning 213 Béatrice Claise, Jean Gabrillargues, Emmanuel Chabert, Laurent Sakka, Toufik Khalil, Vivien Mendes-Martins, Viorel Achim, Jérôme Costes, Thierry Gillart and Jean-Jacques Lemaire

14 Synchrotron Radiation Micro-CT Imaging of Bone Tissue 233 
Zsolt-Andrei Peter and Françoise Peyrin

Part 5 of the textbook : CT Imaging and Analysis for Non-Medical Applications .

15 Usability of CT Images of Frontal Sinus 
in Forensic Personal Identification 257 Ertugrul Tatlisumak, Mahmut Asirdizer and Mehmet Sunay Yavuz

16 Enhancing Product Development through CT Images, 
Computer-Aided Design and Rapid Manufacturing: Present Capabilities, Main Applications and Challenges 269 Andrés Díaz Lantada and Pilar Lafont Morgado .

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