Daniel Miller, a major in Earths fledgling space marines, woke up one morning with a hangover and quickly found himself flung into a civil war.
A civil war over the right to mine an essential ore, Iridium, found only out in the asteroid belt.
A civil war instigated by ConClaf, an off-world conglomeration of specialist engineering and mining companies which were now as big, powerful, and power hungry as Earths old superpower countries had once been.
The war soon became a cruel and nasty one. And Major Miller both saw and took part in some of the worst instances of it, seeing along the way just how quickly modern, technically advanced people could collapse back down to the level of savages.
Eventually, everything Major Miller experienced overwhelmed him, and with the help of a medical condition he didn't know he had, he collapsed himself. Ironically just as the war, he wanted no part of finished.
Image-Guided Intervention: Technology and Applications is a useful reference for engineers, physicists, computer scientists and physicians working with image-guidance technology.
The 7 full papers presented at CARE 2017 and the 10 full papers presented at CLIP 2017 were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers deal with interventional and diagnostic endoscopy integrating the latest advances in computer vision, robotics, medical imaging and information processing and the development and evaluation of new translational image-based techniques in the modern hospital.
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