Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing
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Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing

Manuela Pereira (University of Beira Interior, Portugal) and Mario Freire (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Release Date: September, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 396
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-280-0
ISBN13: 9781605662800|ISBN10: 1605662801|EISBN13: 9781605662817
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The massive volume of data that some medical and biological applications generate require special processing resources that guarantee privacy and security, creating a crucial need for cluster and grid computing.

Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing disseminates knowledge regarding high performance computing for medical applications and bioinformatics. Containing a defining body of research on the subject, this critical reference source includes a valuable collection of cutting-edge research chapters for those working in the broad field of medical informatics and bioinformatics.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Access technologies for individuals with severe motor impairments
  • Altered auditory feedback as a prosthetic therapy
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
  • Blind user interfacing
  • Human-centered metal hydride actuator systems
  • Innovative smart sensing solutions for the visually impaired
  • Personal autonomy with e-mentoring
  • Sensory rhythmic stimulation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
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This book explores synergies between biomedical diagnostics and clinical technologies and high-performance cluster and grid computing technologies addressing selected topics in these areas. Special attention is paid to biomedical diagnostics and clinical technologies with critical requirements in terms of processing power, namely 2D/3D medical image segmentation and reconstruction, volumetric texture analysis in biomedical imaging, modeling and simulation in medicine, computer aided diagnosis, analysis of doppler embolic signals, and massive data classification of neural responses. ... The purpose of this book is to provide a written compilation for the dissemination of knowledge and to improve our understanding about high performance computing in biomedical applications. The book is directed for Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy students, researchers and professionals working in the broad field of biomedical informatics. We expect that the deep analyses provided inside the book will be valuable to researchers and others professionals interested in the latest knowledge in these fields.

– Manuela Pereira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal; and Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
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Manuela Pereira received the 5-year B.S. degree in Mathetmatics and Computer Science in 1994 and the M. Sc. degree in Computational Mathematics in 1999, both from the University of Minho, Portugal. She received the Ph.D. degree in Signal and Image Processing in 2004 from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. Her main research interests include: multiple description coding, joint source/channel coding, image and video coding, wavelet analysis, information theory, image segmentation and real-time video streaming.
Mário M. Freire received the 5-year B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and the M. Sc. degree in Systems and Automation in 1992 and 1994, respectively, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering and the aggregated title in computer science in 2000 and 2007, respectively, both from the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Beira Interior. Presently, he is head of the Department of Computer Science of University of Beira Interior. He was the co-editor of 3 books in the LNCS book series of Springer, co-editor of 3 proceedings in IEEE Computer Society Press, and has authored or co-authored 4 interatinonal patents and around 100 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. His main research interests include: medical image processing, telemedicine, high-performance networking, network security, and peer-to-peer networks.
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