Edited by

Pierre Grangeat, CEA, LETI, MINATEC, Grenoble, France.

ISBN : 9781848210998

Publication Date : June 2009

Hardcover 464 pp

190.00 USD



The principle of tomography is to explore the structure and composition of objects non-destructively along spatial and temporal dimensions, using penetrating radiation, such as X- and gamma-rays, or waves, such as electromagnetic and acoustic waves. Based on computer-assisted image reconstruction, tomography provides maps of parameters that characterize the emission of the employed radiation or waves, or their interaction with the examined objects, for one or several cross-sections. Thus, it gives access to the inner structure of inert objects and living organisms in their full complexity. In this book, multidisciplinary specialists explain the foundations and principles of tomographic imaging and describe a broad range of applications. The content is organized in five parts, which are dedicated to image reconstruction, microtomography, industrial tomography, morphological medical tomography and functional medical tomography.


1. Introduction to Tomography, Pierre Grangeat.
Part 1. Image Reconstruction
2. Analytical Methods, Michel Defrise and Pierre Grangeat.
3. Sampling Conditions in Tomography, Laurent Desbat and Catherine Mennessier.
4. Discrete Methods, Habib Benali and Françoise Peyrin.
Part 2. Microtomography
5. Tomographic Microscopy, Yves Usson and Catherine Souchier.
6. Optical Tomography, Christian Depeursinge.
7. Synchrotron Tomography, Anne-Marie Charvet and Françoise Peyrin.
Part 3. Industrial Tomography
8. X-ray Tomography in Industrial Non-destructive Testing, Gilles Peix, Philippe Duvauchelle, Jean-Michel Letang.
9. Industrial Applications of Emission Tomography for Flow Visualization, Samuel Legoupil and Ghislain Pascal.
Part 4. Morphological Medical Tomography
10. Computed Tomography, Jean-Louis Amans and Gilbert Ferretti.
11. Interventional X-ray Volume Tomography, Michael Grass, Régis Guillemaud and Volker Rasche.
12. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, André Briguet and Didier Revel.
Part 5. Functional Medical Tomography
13. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, Irène Buvat, Jacques Darcourt and Philippe Franken.
14. Positron Emission Tomography, Michel Defrise and Régine Trébossen.
15. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Christoph Segebarth and Michel Décorps.
16. Tomography of Electrical Cerebral Activity in Magneto- and Electro-encephalography, Line Garnero.

About the authors

Pierre Grangeat (Telecommunication Engineer, Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member) is a Research Director at CEA, LETI, MINATEC, in Grenoble, France. His field of research covers information processing for biomedical technologies.