# Computed Radiation Imaging

Computer-assisted imaging with radiation (x- and gamma rays) is an integral part of modern medical-diagnostic practice. This imaging technology is also slowly finding its way into industrial applications. Although the technology is well developed, there is a need for further improvement to enhance image quality, reduce artifacts, minimize patient radiation exposure, compete with and complement other imaging methods (such as magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonics), and accommodate dense and large objects encountered in industrial applications.

Scientists and engineers, attempting to progress this technology, are faced with an enormous amount of literature, addressing the imaging problem from various view points. This book provides a single source that addresses both the physical and mathematical aspects of the imaging problem in a consistent and comprehensive manner.

- Discusses the inherent physical and numerical capabilities and limitations of the methods presented for both the forward and inverse problems
- Provides information on available Internet resources and software
- Written in a manner that makes it readable by physicists, mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists – avoids, as much as possible, the use of specialized terminology without clear introduction and definition

**Table of Contents**

Chapter 1. Radiation Imaging

Part I: The Forward Problem

Chapter 2. Radiation Transport

Chapter 3. Measurement Models

Chapter 4. Transmission

Chapter 5. Emission

Chapter 6. Scattering

Part II: The Inverse Problem

Chapter 7. Features

Chapter 8. Formulation

Chapter 9. Preprocessing of Measurements

Chapter 10. Matrix-Based Methods

Chapter 11. Functional Optimization

Chapter 12. Analytic Methods

Chapter 13. Probabilistic Methods

Chapter 14. Incomplete Problems

Chapter 15. Testing

Chapter 16. Post-Processing: Image Enhancement

### Book Details

**Hardcover:**302 pages**Publisher:**Elsevier (June 2011)**Language:**English**ISBN-10:**0123877776**ISBN-13:**978-0123877772