Nothing could be plainer than the nose on your face (and the mouth below it), but the mouth and nose have big, important jobs to do. Their work is not as simple as a quick sniff or nibble of pizza makes it seem. Learn how the jaw, mouth, and throat all work together, how the process of eating works, and what happens in the nose when we take a whiff of that apple pie in the oven. This book highlights, in both the text and in the stunning images, the complexities of such seemingly simple sensory organs.
In the last decade there was a widespread use of 3D ultrasound in obstetrical imaging. It is estimated that more than half of the obstetrical clinics are currently using ultrasound equipment with 3D capabilities. Initially known for its beautiful images of the faces of babies, 3D ultrasound has, however, become an important tool in prenatal diagnosis for its ability to image fetal organs in normal and abnormal conditions. This book is a state-of-the-art work conceived as a practical guide to the application of 3D ultrasound in obstetrics. The book is illustrated with images reflecting the clinical utility of 3D ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis. The book has three sections: one section on the technical principles of 3D ultrasound, a second section on various 3D rendering tools with a step-by-step explanation of its use. The third section is dedicated to the clinical use of 3D in the examination of the fetal organs. The authors of this book have extensive expertise in 3D ultrasound that spans for more than 15 years.
This book presents the thoroughly revised versions of lectures given by leading researchers during the Workshop on Advanced 3D Imaging for Safety and Security in conjunction with the International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition CVPR 2005, held in San Diego, CA, USA in June 2005. It covers the current state of the art in 3D imaging for safety and security.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the third Sino-foreign-interchange Workshop on Intelligence Science and Intelligent Data Engineering, IScIDE 2012, held in Nanjing, China, in October 2012. The 105 papers presented were carefully peer-reviewed and selected from 429 submissions. Topics covered include pattern recognition; computer vision and image processing; machine learning and computational intelligence; knowledge discovery, data mining, and web mining; graphics and computer visualization; and multimedia processing and applications.
"Inside LightWave 3D 5.5" offers complete coverage of LightWave's capabilities by building on the program's documentation. In addition, it covers all the new features of version 5.5 and explains the most popular plug-ins available. The CD-ROM features exercise files, sample animations, and models and demos.
A global pool of surgeons and researchers using 3-dimensional imaging for facial plastic surgery present topics on: Image fusion in pre-operative planning; The use of 3D imaging tools including stereolithographic modeling and intraoperative navigation for maxillo-mandibular and complex orbital reconstruction; Custom-made, three-dimensional, intraoperative surgical guides for nasal reconstruction; The benefits and limits of using an integrated 3D virtual approach for maxillofacial surgery; 3D volume assessment techniques and computer-aided design and manufacturing for pre-operative fabrication of implants in head and neck reconstruction; A comparison of different new 3D imaging technologies in facial plastic surgery; 3-D photography in the objective analysis of volume augmentation including fat augmentation and dermal fillers; Assessment of different rhinoplasty techniques by overlay of before and after 3D images; 3D volumetric analysis of combined facial lifting and volumizing (volume enhancement); 3-D facial measurements and perceptions of attractiveness; Teaching 3-D sculpting to Facial Plastic Surgeons, 3-D insights on aesthetics; Creation of the virtual patient for the study of facial morphology; 3-dimensional video analysis of facial movement; 3D modeling of the behavior of facial soft tissues for understanding facial plastic surgery interventions.
A design primer for anyone who wants to design in 3D", Looking Good in 3D" teaches readers how to "think in 3D". The book presents 3D design principles in a variety of settings and applications, and shows how to use principles, techniques, and tricks from other media to enhance artists' own work.
Based on 10 years of animation teaching experience, this comprehensive guide to key techniques will ensure your skills best fit the computer animation workplace. A complete understanding of the vital animation drawing skills will be achieved by learning the pitfalls in a 2D exercise then applying these skills when using 3D animation packages. Providing a broad coverage this book will be relevant whatever 3D package you use, Softimage XSI, Maya, 3ds max or LightWave. Just knowing and being able to use a specific 3D software package does not make you an animator, but reading this book will! The Free CD-ROM includes; how to animate exercises in each specific 3d animation program; short movies showing best practice; computer models so you can experiment and learn; a free demo copy and discount code for the best 2D animation software you can buy, DigiCel FlipBook. www.characteranimationin3d.com, provides further resources about the world of animation, extensive list of links, how to get a job, build a lightbox, make an animated movie and much more! * Improve your 3D animation by understanding the key 2D skills * Inspiring coverage for all that is needed to produce original, humorous and exciting animation * Free CD-ROM with short movies relating to each chapter plus the computer models so you can create as you follow the book's tutorials
Non-linear image processing -- Color photo denoising via hue, saturation and intensity diffusion / Lei He and Chenyang Xu -- Examining the role of scale in the context of the non-local-means filter / Mehran Ebrahimi and Edward R. Vrscay -- Geometrical mutliscale noise resistant method of edge detection / Agnieszka Lisowska -- A simple, general model for the affine self-similarity of images / SImon K. Alexander, Edward R. Vrscay, and Satoshi Tsurumi -- Image and video coding and encryption -- Efficient bit-rate estimation for mode decision of H. 264 / AVC / Shuwei Sun and Shuming Chen -- Introducing a two dimensional measure for watermarking capacity in images / Farzin Yaghmaee and Mansour Jamzad -- Estimating the detectability of small lesions in high resolution MR compressed images / Juan Paz, Marlen Pérez, Iroel Miranda, and Peter Schelkens -- JPEG artifact removal using error distributions of linear coefficient estimates / Mika Inki --
Topics discussed in this book include: cell imaging, multiphoton microscopy for biomedical studies, molecular imaging, infrared imaging, biomedical magnetic imaging, and microscopy with laser-trapped particles. The book also deals with nanosurgery with light, the effects of ultrasound on tissue, diagnostics, near- and far-infrared transmission of biomedical information, and cell sensors.