Learn how to apply rough-fuzzy computing techniques to solve problems in bioinformatics and medical image processing
Emphasizing applications in bioinformatics and medical image processing, this text offers a clear framework that enables readers to take advantage of the latest rough-fuzzy computing techniques to build working pattern recognition models. The authors explain step by step how to integrate rough sets with fuzzy sets in order to best manage the uncertainties in mining large data sets. Chapters are logically organized according to the major phases of pattern recognition systems development, making it easier to master such tasks as classification, clustering, and feature selection.
Rough-Fuzzy Pattern Recognition examines the important underlying theory as well as algorithms and applications, helping readers see the connections between theory and practice. The first chapter provides an introduction to pattern recognition and data mining, including the key challenges of working with high-dimensional, real-life data sets. Next, the authors explore such topics and issues as:
Soft computing in pattern recognition and data mining
A Mathematical framework for generalized rough sets, incorporating the concept of fuzziness in defining the granules as well as the set
Selection of non-redundant and relevant features of real-valued data sets
Selection of the minimum set of basis strings with maximum information for amino acid sequence analysis
Segmentation of brain MR images for visualization of human tissues
Numerous examples and case studies help readers better understand how pattern recognition models are developed and used in practice. This text—covering the latest findings as well as directions for future research—is recommended for both students and practitioners working in systems design, pattern recognition, image analysis, data mining, bioinformatics, soft computing, and computational intelligence.
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Innovative and multidisciplinary, Diagnostic Imaging of Infections and Inflammatory Diseases thoroughly and systematically presents the state-or-the-art in the diagnostic uses of radiologic imaging and nuclear medicine in the diagnosis and management of infectious and inflammatory diseases. Compiling wide-ranging topics, including inflammatory bowel diseases, orthopaedic infections, tuberculosis, HIV, vascular prosthesis infection, FUO, endocarditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and neurological infections, each chapter concludes with a carefully developed algorithmic flowchart for the management of patients with inflammation and infection. This is a tremendously timely and useful reference for a broad audience of physicians.
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Using techniques he’s taught to thousands of patients and healthcare professionals, Dr. Rossman presents an overview of imagery and then provides readers with specific scripts that can be used to achieve deep relaxation and healing. “As clear and pragmatic a manual as one will find on the subject.” — Library Journal
With up-to-date, easy-access coverage of every aspect of diagnostic radiology, Grainger and Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology Essentials, 2nd Edition, is an ideal review and reference for radiologists in training and in practice. This comprehensive overview of fundamental information in the field prepares you for exams and answers the practical questions you encounter every day. In a single, convenient volume, this one-stop resourceis derived from, and cross-referenced to, the renowned authoritative reference work Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Edition.
- Concentrates on the subjects that general diagnostic radiologists need to know, covering all diagnostic imaging modalities and organized by organ and system.
- Uses a concise, highly templated, bulleted format that helps you find the answers you need quickly and easily.
- Features more than 2,000 high-quality images, including plain film, CT, MRI, and ultrasound.
- Presents images directly linked to relevant text on the facing page – no flipping back and forth to review the key radiological features of disease entities.
- Features a new section on interventional radiology that covers interventional vascular radiology techniques, cross sectional angiography, specific drainage techniques, tumor ablation principles, and intervention in hepatobiliary, genitourinary and gynecological conditions.
- Contains a new section on functional imaging which includes both MRI (diffusion weighted imaging and perfusion MRI) and PETCT.
- Includes diagnostic “pearls” that help you avoid pitfalls and errors in diagnosis.
- Includes a useful Appendix with many quick-reference items that are hard to remember but essential in day-to-day practice. New content includes intravascular contrast media, anticoagulation agents and sedation, the latest TNM 8th edition of staging cancers, and new section on PI-RADS and BI-RADS.
- Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
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For whom is this book designed?
For all students and physicians in
training who want to learn more about the systematic interpretation of
conventional chest radiographs, and for anyone who wants to learn how to insert
chest tubes and central venous catheters.
What does this book offer?
- Detailed diagrams on topographical anatomy, with
numerical labels for self-review.
- Coverage includes even relatively complex findings in
trauma victims and ICU patients.
- Detailed, step-by-step instructions on the placement
of CVCs and chest tubes.
- Simple aids and tricks, such as the “silhouette sign,”
that are helpful in image interpretation.
- Images to illustrate all common abnormalities
(systematically arranged according to morphological patterns).
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Interpreting chest X-rays can seem baffling and intimidating for senior medical students and newly qualified doctors. This highly illustrated guide provides the ideal introduction to chest radiology. It uses 100 clinical cases to illuminate a wide range of common medical conditions, each illustrated with a chest X-ray and a clear description of the significant diagnostic features and their clinical relevance. Where appropriate CT scans and bronchoscopic imaging are also included as part of the investigation. Pulmonary medicine is largely based on a strong foundation on the plain chest radiograph. Indeed chest radiography is the single most common investigation done in hospital practice. This illustrated collection of case studies will help make the learning process easier and more enjoyable and less painful. As well as illuminating pearls of core knowledge in chest X-ray interpretation, it highlights some of the pitfalls that might wrong-foot the inexperienced practitioner.
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This book, co-authored by an internationally acclaimed team of experts in the field of pediatric oncologic imaging, provides a comprehensive update on new advances in diagnostic imaging as they relate to pediatric oncology. In contrast to other oncologic imaging texts focusing on the radiology of specific tumors, this book emphasizes the important fundamentals of imaging that every child with a new or treated malignancy receives. Guidance is provided on the selection and use of appropriate imaging techniques, with individual chapters devoted to each of the major cross-sectional imaging modalities used in the detection and follow-up of pediatric cancers, including PET-CT, PET-MRI, whole-body MRI, and diffusion-weighted MRI. Additional nuclear medicine techniques are addressed, and detailed attention is paid to more advanced areas of practice such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound, pediatric interventional radiology techniques, radiation treatment planning, and radiation dose considerations (ALARA). Other areas covered include screening of children with cancer predisposition syndromes, treatment related complications, potential pitfalls during neuro-oncologic imaging, and the risks and benefits inherent in post-therapy surveillance imaging.
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