Medical imaging modalities

Unberath M, Maier A (2023)

Publication Type: Authored book

Publication year: 2023

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128136577

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813657-7.00013-3


This chapter introduces the most common medical imaging modalities, including X-ray imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, functional imaging, ultrasound, and photoacoustic imaging. In addition to describing the energy-tissue interactions that determine image formation, we describe computational methods to describe image quality. Finally, we discuss clinical use cases and explore how different imaging modalities contribute to patient care in both diagnosis and treatment.

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Unberath, M., & Maier, A. (2023). Medical imaging modalities. Elsevier.


Unberath, Mathias, and Andreas Maier. Medical imaging modalities. Elsevier, 2023.

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