Osamu Ukimura

Osamu Ukimura, MD, PhD is an internationally recognized expert in image-guided surgery and diagnosis and minimally invasive therapy for prostate and kidney cancer. He is one of the world’s most experienced urologists in transrectal ultrasonography for diagnosis, staging, biopsy and management of prostate cancer. Dr. Ukimura pioneered augmented reality, image-fusion of 3-dimensional ultrasound with CT or MRI and 4-dimensional navigation technologies in the filed of urology. Dr. Ukimura also authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and was awarded at multiple international medical meetings, and edited book entitled “Contemporary Interventional Ultrasonography in Urology”. Current position and title: Professor of Clinical Urology, Institute of Urology, University of Southern California/Norris Cancer Center, Los Angeles, USA and Dedicated Professor of Urology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto Japan.

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Image fusion technology has successfully contributed to various fields such as medical diagnosis and navigation, surveillance systems, remote sensing, digital cameras, military applications, computer vision, etc. Image fusion aims to generate a fused single image which contains more precise reliable visualization of the objects than any source image of them. This book presents various recent advances in research and development in the field of image fusion. It has been created through the diligence and creativity of some of the most accomplished experts in various fields.

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