The Biomedical Engineering Handbook contains comprehensive information on every aspect of biomedical engineering. This singular text reflects the current perception of the field, encompassing emerging and expanding disciplines of investigation and application. It includes a complete review of the major physiological systems and presents current and accepted practices involving bioelectric phenomena, biomechanics, biomaterials, biosensors, biomedical signal analysis, imaging, medical instruments and devices, biological effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields, biotechnology, tissue engineering, prostheses and artificial organs, rehabilitation engineering, human performance engineering, physiological modeling, clinical engineering, medical informatics, and artificial intelligence. The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, an indispensable source of information about the design, developments, and use of medical technology to diagnose and treat patients, serves engineers, medical device and instrumentation manufacturers, and biomedical engineering faculty members and academic departments. Edited by one of the pioneers and leaders in biomedical engineering research, education, and bioethics, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook features:
Author Joseph Dyro has been awarded the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award which recognizes individual excellence and achievement in the clinical engineering and biomedical engineering fields. He has also been awarded the American College of Clinical Engineering 2005 Tom O'Dea Advocacy Award. As the biomedical engineering field expands throughout the world, clinical engineers play an evermore important role as the translator between the worlds of the medical, engineering, and business professionals. They influence procedure and policy at research facilities, universities and private and government agencies including the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. Clinical Engineers were key players in calming the hysteria over electrical safety in the 1970's and Y2K at the turn of the century and continue to work for medical safety. This title brings together all the important aspects of Clinical Engineering. It provides the reader with prospects for the future of clinical engineering as well as guidelines and standards for best practice around the world. * Clinical Engineers are the safety and quality faciltators in all medical facilities.
A short decade ago, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook debuted and was quickly embraced as the biomedical engineer’s “Bible.” Four years later, the field had grown so dramatically that the handbook was offered in two volumes. Now, the early years of the new millennium have seen so much growth and change in the biomedical field that a new, larger, and broader resource is necessary. In its most versatile incarnation yet, this Third Edition is available as a set of three carefully organized and focused volumes that, when combined, maintain the handbook’s standing as the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and timely biomedical reference available. What’s included in the Third Edition? Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals This first volume surveys physiology, bioelectric phenomena, biomaterials, biomechanics, and the other broad disciplines that constitute the modern biomedical engineering landscape. It includes an entirely new section on neuroengineering in addition to many new and revised chapters and a 14-page full-color insert. Medical Devices and Systems Offering an overview of the tools of the biomedical engineering trade, this book focuses on signal analysis, imaging, sensors, devices, systems, instruments, and clinical engineering. It includes two new sections on infrared imaging and medical informatics, numerous other additions and updates, and a 32-page full-color insert. Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs The third installment examines state-of-the-art applications of biomedical engineering. Integrating life sciences as another facet of the field, it includes a new section on molecular biology. The book also features a new section on bionanotechnology, 90 percent new material in the tissue engineering section, many new and updated chapters, and a 24-page full-color insert. Incorporating new developments, technologies, and disciplines, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Third Edition remains the most comprehensive central core of knowledge available to the field.
Over the last century,medicine has come out of the “black bag” and emerged as one of the most dynamic and advanced fields of development in science and technology. Today, biomedical engineering plays a critical role in patient diagnosis, care, and rehabilitation. As such, the field encompasses a wide range of disciplines, from biology and physiology to informatics and signal processing. Reflecting the enormous growth and change in biomedical engineering during the infancy of the 21st century, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook enters its third edition as a set of three carefully focused and conveniently organized books. The first installment, Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals provides a concise survey of the major areas that constitute modern biomedical engineering. Beginning with an overview of physiology and physiological modeling, simulation, and control, the book explores bioelectric phenomena, biomaterials, biomechanics, rehabilitation and human performance engineering, and ethical issues. Preeminent experts from around the world share their expertise with many new and updated chapters representing state-of-the-art technologies and practices. A new section on neuroengineering rounds out the coverage. With sharp focus and authoritative coverage, Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals is an ideal introduction for anyone new to the field, a convenient reference for seasoned professionals, and a valuable introductory textbook.
This book provides exhaustive treatment of materials used in or on the human body - ranging from biopolymers for controlled release drug delivery systems to metal plates used in bone repair and absorbable devices such as sutures.