Part of “Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering,” the 336-page A Practical Approach to Medical Image Processing provides hands-on instruction in the skills needed to perform the filtering and image enhancement techniques used in structured image discrimination. Case studies demonstrate how image-processing concepts are applied in real-life situations, such as how to uncover information from images with distortion and pixel-size limitations. Topics addressed include image segmentation, compression, restoration and visualization. A companion CD-ROM contains the Windows version of ImageJ software, digital images and documents to be used with the practical work included in each chapter. Elizabeth Berry; CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Fla., 2007; $79.95.