About this book
Modern signal and image acquisition systems used in the field of cardiology acquire, analyze, and store data digitally. Surface electrocardiography, intra-cardiac electrogram recording, echocardiograms, x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography are among the modalities in the cardiology field where signal processing is applied. Digital signal processing techniques allow us to automate many of the analyses that had previously been done manually with greater precision, accuracy and speed, as well as detect features and patterns in data that may be too subtle to observe by eye. As more cardiologists are becoming more reliant on such technology, a basic understanding of digital signals and the techniques used to extract information from these signals are required.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » cardiac imaging - computed tomography - digital signal processing - echocardiography - image processing - imaging analysis - magnetic resonance imaging
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Internal Medicine - Radiology - Signals & Communication
Table of contents
Section 1: Basic signal processing and techniques: Digital signals and images.-Differentiation and integration.-Signal averaging.-Data compression.-Frequency domain.-Wavelets.-Pattern matching.- Section 2: Applications to clinical cardiology: Surface ECG.-Intra-cardiac electrograms.-Echocardiogram.-CT and MRI.-The catheterization lab.-Nuclear cardiology.-Holter monitoring.