Biomedical signal processing: present and future
Attikiouzel, Y. (1999) Biomedical signal processing: present and future. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Signal Processing and Its Applications, ISSPA '99., 22 - 25 August, Brisbane, Australia p. 2.
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Summary form only given, as follows. Biomedical signal processing is a rapidly expanding field with a wide range of applications. These range from the construction of artificial limbs and aids for the disabled to the development of sophisticated medical imaging systems that can operate in a non-invasive manner to give real time views of the workings of the human body. There are a number of imaging systems in common use. These include ultrasound scanners, magnetic resonance imaging scanners and positron emission tomography. X-ray systems have also improved and are widely used for many purposes such as mammograms. This plenary session covers biomedical signal processing as used in both therapeutic and diagnostic instrumentation. A number of current research projects are also outlined with emphasis on intelligent medical image diagnosis
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