The Engines of Hippocrates: From the Dawn of Medicine to Medical and Pharmaceutical Informatics

Book Name: The Engines of Hippocrates: From the Dawn of Medicine to Medical and Pharmaceutical Informatics 1st Edition
Author: Barry Robson, O. K. Baek, Sean Ekins
Publisher:Wiley; 1 edition
ISBN-10: 9780470289532,0470289538
Year: 2009
Pages: 602
Language: English
File size: 5 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB

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Together with the growth of rapidly growing medical imaging modalities as well as their programs, the demand for computing and computers in image creation, processing, visualization, archival, transmission, modeling, and evaluation has grown appreciably. Computers are being incorporated into virtually every medical imaging program. Medical Image Analysis and Informatics shows how qualitative investigation becomes possible via the use of computational processes to medical pictures. What’s more, it reveals how qualitative and objective analysis eased by medical picture informatics, CBIR, and CAD can result in improved diagnosis by doctors. Whereas CAD has come to be part of their clinical workflow from the discovery of breast cancer with mammograms, it’s not yet found in different programs. CBIR is a different and complementary approach to image retrieval based on measures derived in pictures, which may also ease CAD. This publication demonstrates how electronic picture processing techniques can help in quantitative analysis of medical images, how pattern recognition and classification methods may ease CAD, and the way CAD systems can help in attaining efficient analysis, in designing best therapy protocols, in assessing the effects of response to therapy, and also in clinical management of different problems. The editors did an wonderful job in organizing chapters to deliver a status quo of those fast-developing fields. Every chapter is written by specialists in the fields at a clear, concise fashion without forfeiting the scientific rigor. I’m confident that everybody who reads the book will obtain a good understanding about the topic matter introduced in the chapters. This really is a must-read publication for investigators and clinicians that are working on or thinking about such fast growing areas of computer-aided analysis and treatment from medical imaging.In this publication, Robson and Baek, both specialists of the interface between medicine and pc, directed the reader into a travel encompassing many areas. Although daunting at first, an individual cannot help enjoy the perspective from background, health, philosophy, market, mathematics and IT. As history indicates, IT, together with a number of other drug detection technologies, led to the golden era of the medication industry represented with the age of blockbuster drugs. In the present environment together with all the paucity of blockbuster drugs, an individual cannot help to wonder whether drug discovery technologies such as it ought to be attenuated or extenuated. This publication couldn’t be outside in a more opportune moment. Americans are currently burdened with all the devastating weight of healthcare price. Anyone interested in Healthcare, particularly those considering pharmaceutical informatics, would profit from studying this publication

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