A new chapter on Optical Imaging Modalities elaborating microscopy, confocal microscopy, endoscopy, optical coherent tomography, fluorescence and molecular imaging will be added. Another new chapter on Simultaneous Multi-Modality Medical Imaging including CT-SPECT and CT-PET will also be added. In the image analysis part, chapters on image reconstructions and visualizations will be significantly enhanced to include, respectively, 3-D fast statistical estimation based reconstruction methods, and 3-D image fusion and visualization overlaying multi-modality imaging and information. A new chapter on Computer-Aided Diagnosis and image guided surgery, and surgical and therapeutic intervention will also be added.
Keywords: medical imaging, medical imaging analysis, medical imaging modalities, medical image processing, optical imaging modalities, simultaneous multi-modality medical imaging, computer-aided diagnosis, image guided surgery, ultrasound, ultrasound imaging, 3-D dynamic contrast ultrasound imaging, 3-D image fusion, 3-D image visualization