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Advanced Signal Processing

Theory and Implementation for Sonar, Radar, and Non-Invasive Medical Diagnostic Systems, Second...

Stergios Stergiopoulos (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

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CRC Press Inc
01 March 2009
Discover the Applicability, Benefits, and Potential of New Technologies As advances in algorithms and computer technology have bolstered the digital signal processing capabilities of real-time sonar, radar, and non-invasive medical diagnostics systems, cutting-edge military and defense research has established conceptual similarities in these areas. Now civilian enterprises can use government innovations to facilitate optimal functionality of complex real-time systems. Advanced Signal Processing details a cost-efficient generic processing structure that exploits these commonalities to benefit commercial applications. Learn from a Renowned Defense Scientist, Researcher, and Innovator The author preserves the mathematical focus and key information from the first edition that provided invaluable coverage of topics including adaptive systems, advanced beamformers, and volume visualization methods in medicine. Integrating the best features of non-linear and conventional algorithms and explaining their application in PC-based architectures, this text contains new data on: Advances in biometrics, image segmentation, registration, and fusion techniques for 3D/4D ultrasound, CT, and MRI Fully digital 3D/ (4D: 3D+time) ultrasound system technology, computing architecture requirements, and relevant implementation issues State-of-the-art non-invasive medical procedures, non-destructive 3D tomography imaging and biometrics, and monitoring of vital signs Cardiac motion correction in multi-slice X-ray CT imaging Space-time adaptive processing and detection of targets interference-intense backgrounds comprised of clutter and jamming With its detailed explanation of adaptive, synthetic-aperture, and fusion-processing schemes with near-instantaneous convergence in 2-D and 3-D sensors (including planar, circular, cylindrical, and spherical arrays), the quality and illustration of this text's concepts and techniques will make it a favored reference.
Edited by:   Stergios Stergiopoulos (University of Western Ontario Canada)
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 171mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   1.474kg
ISBN:   9781420062380
ISBN 10:   1420062387
Series:   Electrical Engineering & Applied Signal Processing Series
Pages:   750
Publication Date:   01 March 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Signal Processing Concept Similarities among Sonar, Radar and Noninvasive Medical Diagnostic Systems, S. Stergiopoulos Section I Generic Topics on Signal Processing Adaptive Systems for Signal Process, S. Haykin Advanced Beamformers, S. Stergiopoulos Advanced Applications of Volume Visualization Methods in Medicine, G. Sakas, G. Karangelis and A. Pommert Medical Image Registration and Fusion Techniques: A Review, G. K. Matsopoulos Segmentation, Registration and Fusion of Medical Images, M. Erdt Acoustic Diffraction Computed Tomography Imaging, S. Stergiopoulos, W. A. Younis, J. Grodski and D. Havelock A Review on Face and Gait Recognition: System, Data and Algorithms, Haiping Lu, Jie Wang and K. N. Plataniotis Section II Sonar and Radar System Applications Detection Paradigms for Radar, B. Balaji, M. K. McDonald, and A. Damini Sonar Systems, G. Clifford Carter, S. K. Mehta and B. E. McTaggart Theory and Implementation of Advanced Signal Processing for Active and Passive Sonar Systems, S. Stergiopoulos and G. Edelson Section III Medical Diagnostic System Applications Digital 3D/4D Ultrasound Imaging Technology, S. Stergiopoulos Magnetic Resonance Tomography-Imaging with a Nonlinear System, A. Oppelt Organ Motion Effects in Medical CT Imaging Applications, I. Cunningham, S. Stergiopoulos and A. Dhanantwari Cardiac Motion Effects in MultiSlice Medical CT Imaging Applications, S. Stergiopoulos and W. A. Younis NonInvasive Monitoring of Vital Signs and Traumatic Brain Injuries, S. Stergiopoulos, A. Freibert, J. Zhang and D. Hatzinakos Examination of Contrast Agents in Medical Imaging using Physiologically Constrained Deconvolution, R. Z. Stodilka, B. Lewden, M. Jerosch-Herold, E. Sabondjian, and F.S. Prato Arterial Spin Labeling: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique for Measuring Cerebral Perfusion, K. St. Lawrence, D. G. Owen and F. S. Prato Computer Aided Diagnosis in Mammography with Emphasis on Automatic Detection of Microcalcifications, Y. Man Ro, S. Ho Jin and K. N. Plataniotis

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Reviews for Advanced Signal Processing: Theory and Implementation for Sonar, Radar, and Non-Invasive Medical Diagnostic Systems, Second Edition

Freud began his clinical work and groundbreaking theories which would so influence the 20th Century, with the peculiar disorder of hysteria. In hysteria a physical symptom appears to have no biological cause but instead can be explained as a way of dealing with psychological distress or conflict. For example a symptom such as a facial twitch for which there is no organic reason is explained in psychoanalytic theory as the result of a wish that cannot be realized becoming unconscious but still pressing forward as a physical expression into a person's life. For instance a young man wishes to have an illicit affair with his friend's mother; the woman's husband intervenes and denounces him for his 'nerve'; the young man experiences the violent rebuke as 'a slap in the face'. The wish and prohibition against it become unconscious but insist on their presence by becoming an uncontrollable facial twitch. Psychoanalytic thinking is perfect for furnishing explanations such as these for the physical symptoms of hysteria, indeed this kind of Freudian storytelling is certainly superior to any other kind of perspective in understanding this peculiar condition. But for most other psychological problems psychoanalysis begins to appear a less credible means of understanding or treatment, and so this places hysteria at the centre of psychoanalysis and if hysteria no longer appears common or even important, then too the viability of psychoanalysis gets called into question. This background explains why the psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell has chosen to devote her book to the study of hysteria, and in particular her contention that hysteria is not disappearing but just appears in different forms today compared to the hysterical paralyses of Freud's time. This is basically a covert way of reasserting the importance of psychoanalysis as a method for understanding patients and society, a vital task for Mitchell as her couch profession is in danger of being sidelined by scientific advances in psychiatry and psychology. Psychoanalysis, unlike psychiatry or psychology, devotes a huge effort to analysing the minutiae of life, in particular of childhood, in order to understand why we turn out as we do. This is in contrast to more biological approaches that prefer to focus on the brain, or psychological perspectives which explain behaviour from our immediate environment. Mitchell contends the attention seeking at the core of hysteria stems from our being aggrieved at being displaced by our siblings from the centre of our parents' fascination. She shows usefully that men are as vulnerable to hysteria as women, it just manifests in another way, but seems to neglect the point that one reason traditional hysteria - as linked to women - might be disappearing is simply the rise in power and freedom women have experienced recently. While scholarly and informative about wide areas of cultural theory and psychoanalysis, it is questionable exactly how relevant this book will be to most readers, who are not invested in becoming analysts themselves or understanding better their own therapists. Fascinating though the case histories are, like the watchmaker who begins to suffer pendulum spasms and swings his arms like a pendulum, exactly how representative they are of everyday experience is not directly confronted by Mitchell. After all, her clinical practice as a New York psychoanalyst would appear to be unrepresentative of everyday misery. But if you do know someone who is hysterical or if you want to understand your own hysteria better, this book would be a sophisticated place to look for a deeper insight into the condition. Review by RAJ PERSAUD Editor's note: Dr Raj Persaud is a consultant psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital in London. (Kirkus UK)


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