Engineering Faculty Staff, Grad Students, Alumni Contribute to New Book

Monday, December 13, 2010

Three Engineering faculty members are editors of a new book recently published, titled "Image-based Computational Modeling of the Human Circulatory and Pulmonary Systems."  Contributors to the book's text also included other faculty memners, graduate students, and alumni of the College.

The editors are Joe Reinhardt, professor and departmental executive officer of biomedical engineering, H. S. Udaykumar, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, and K. B. Chandran, Lowell G. Battershell Chair in Biomedical Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering.

University of Iowa faculty and staff who contributed to the book include Chandran; Milan Sonka professor and departmental executive officer, and Andreas Wahle, adjunct associate professor, both in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Biomedical Imaging; Jia Lu, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Madhavan L. Raghavan, associate professor, and S. C. Vigmostad, assistant professor, both in the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Daniel R. Thedens, associate research scientist in the Department of Radiology.

UI graduate students who contributed include Richard W. Downe, Kyungmoo Lee, Juerg Tschirren, Honghai Zhang, and Fei Zhao, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Alumni contributing were Hyunggun Kim, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Mark E. Olszewski, Philips Healthcare, CT Clinical Science; Hidenori Shikata, Ziosoft Inc.; and Soumik Ukil, Imaging and Video Services, Nokia India Pvt. Limited.

Also a contributor was Jeffrey S. Marshall, professor, School of Engineering, University of Vermont. Marshall is a former professor and departmental executive officer of the UI Mechanical and Industrial Department.

The book provides an overview of the current modeling methods and applications enhancing interventional treatments and computer-aided surgery. A detailed description of the techniques behind image acquisition, processing and three-dimensional reconstruction are included. Techniques for the computational simulation of solid and fluid mechanics and structure interaction are also discussed, in addition to various cardiovascular and pulmonary applications.

Engineers and researchers involved with image processing and computational modeling of human organ systems will find the book a valuable reference.

The book was published by Springer Publishing Company.