Biomedical imaging enables physicians to evaluate areas of the body not normally visible, helping to diagnose and examine disease in patients. ""The Handbook of Research on Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Imaging and Biomedical Applications"" includes recent state-of-the-art methodologies that introduce biomedical imaging in decision support systems and their applications in clinical practice. This ""Handbook of Research"" provides readers with an overview of the emerging field of image-guided medical and biological decision support, bringing together various research studies and highlighting future trends. It includes: 30 authoritative contributions by over 90 of the world's leading experts on diagnostic imaging and biomedical applications from 9 countries; comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field; and, more than 1,200 references to existing literature and research on diagnostic imaging and biomedical applications. A compendium of over 200 key terms with detailed definitions, this book is organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals. It features cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to diagnostic imaging and biomedical applications.