Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition,Bernhard Preim,Charl Botha,ISBN9780124158733


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Fully revamped and updated to broaden the scope from pure visualization to visual computing, this new edition of a key book by medical visualization luminaries offers cutting-edge visualization techniques and applications for medical diagnosis and treatment.

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Key Features

  • Complete guide to visual computing in medicine, fully revamped and updated with new developments in the field
  • Illustrated in full color
  • Includes a companion website offering additional content for professors, source code, algorithms, tutorials, videos, exercises, lessons, and more


Visual Computing for Medicine, Second Edition, offers cutting-edge visualization techniques and their applications in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. The book includes algorithms, applications, and ideas on achieving reliability of results and clinical evaluation of the techniques covered. Preim and Botha illustrate visualization techniques from research, but also cover the information required to solve practical clinical problems. They base the book on several years of combined teaching and research experience. This new edition includes six new chapters on treatment planning, guidance and training; an updated appendix on software support for visual computing for medicine; and a new global structure that better classifies and explains the major lines of work in the field.


Level: Intermediate-Advanced 

Research Physicians and Scientists in fields of Visualization and Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery; Computer Science students in Visualization and Medical imaging; Software and algorithm developers at medical imaging companies (such as GE, Siemens Medical Solutions, Philips Medical, Toshiba, and Tiani); Masters students (in Biomedical Engineering, Visual Computing)

Bernhard Preim

Bernhard Preim is Professor of Visualization in the Computer Science Department of the U of Magdeburg. He has given many tutorials on medical visualization at IEEE Visualization, Eurographics, EuroVis and Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery. He was founder of the German "Visual Computing in Medicine" group which has held two yearly workshops since 2003. Together with Charl Botha (Delft), he initiated the Eurographics Workshop series on “Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine”. Bernhard now heads the VCBM steering committee. Currently, Bernhard and Charl serve as editors for a special issue on “Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine” in the journal "Computers and Graphics". Recently, Bernhard Preim was invited to serve as associate editor of the premium journal IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. Bernhard is regularly Visiting Professor at Fraunhofer MEVIS and heads the scientific advisory board of ICCAS (Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery). In the German Society for Computer-Assisted Surgery he has been board member since 2007 and first Vice-President since 2009.

Affiliations and Expertise

Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany

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Charl Botha

Charl Botha is Professor of Visualisation at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, where he directs the medical visualisation lab. His research focuses on surgical planning and guidance, and visual analysis for medical research. He has published on, amongst other topics, virtual colonoscopy, shoulder replacement, diffusion tensor imaging and the visual analysis of human motion. Together with Bernhard Preim he initiated the Eurographics Workshop series on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, acted as co-chair in 2008 and 2010, and is currently serving as editor together with Prof. Preim of the Computers and Graphics special issue on VCBM. Prior to his Ph.D. he worked in industry designing embedded image processing systems and algorithms for two different companies.

Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition

  1. Introduction
    Part I: Acquisition, Analysis, and Interpretation of Medical Volume Data
  2. Acquisition of Medical Image Data
  3. An Introduction to Medical Visualization in Clinical Practice
  4. Image Analysis for Medical Visualization
  5. Human-Computer Interaction for Medical Visualization
    Part II: Visualization and Exploration of Medical Volume Data
  6. Surface Rendering
  7. Direct Volume Visualization
  8. Advanced Direct Volume Visualization
  9. Volume Interaction
  10. Labeling and Measurements in Medical Visualization
    Part III: Advanced Medical Visualization Techniques
  11. Visualization of Vascular Structures
  12. Illustrative Medical Visualization
  13. Virtual Endoscopy
  14. Projections and Reformations ONLINE
    Part IV: Visualization of High-Dimensional Medical Image DataVisualization of Brain Connectivity
  15. Visual Exploration and Analysis of Perfusion Data - ONLINE
    Part V: Treatment planning, guidance and trainingComputer-Assisted Surgery
  16. Image-Guided Surgery and Augmented Reality
  17. Visual Exploration of Simulated and Measured Flow Data
  18. Visual Computing for ENT Surgery Planning - ONLINE
  19. Computer-Assisted Medical Education - ONLINE
  20. Outlook - ONLINE

Quotes and reviews

" I highly recommend it for one-semester advanced graduate courses in computer graphics. For graduate students pursuing PhDs and professionals in research and development in the medical visualization filed, this book is well worth reading."--Computing Reviews,November 17,2014

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