Introduction to Medical Electronics Applications

Author: L. Nokes
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080535104
Release Date: 1995-03-17
Genre: Science

Medical electronics, or more specifically the instrumentation used in physiological measurement, has changed significantly over the last few years. Developments in electronics technology have offered new and enhanced applications, especially in the areas of data recording and analysis and imaging technology. These changes have been accompanied by more stringent legislation on safety and liability. This book is designed to meet the needs of students on the growing number of courses, undergraduate and MSc. It is a concise and accessible introduction offering a broad overview that encompasses the various contributing disciplines.

Design of Medical Electronic Devices

Author: Reinaldo Perez
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080491097
Release Date: 2002-03-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The design of medical electronics is unique because of the background needed by the engineers and scientists involved. Often the designer is a medical or life science professional without any training in electronics or design. Likewise, few engineers are specifically trained in biomedical engineering and have little or no exposure to the specific medical requirements of these devices. Design of Medical Electronic Devices presents all essential topics necessary for basic and advanced design. All aspects of the electronics of medical devices are also covered. This is an essential book for graduate students as well as professionals involved in the design of medical equipment. Covers every stage of the process, from design to manufacturing to implementation Topics covered include analogue/digital conversions, data acquisition, signal processing, optics, and reliability and failure

An Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation

Author: D. J. Dewhurst
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483187525
Release Date: 2014-05-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

An Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation presents a course of study and applications covering the basic principles of medical and biological instrumentation, as well as the typical features of its design and construction. The book aims to aid not only the cognitive domain of the readers, but also their psychomotor domain as well. Aside from the seminar topics provided, which are divided into 27 chapters, the book complements these topics with practical applications of the discussions. Figures and mathematical formulas are also given. Major topics discussed include the construction, handling, and utilization of the instruments; current, voltage, resistance, and meters; diodes and transistors; power supply; and storage and processing of data. The text will be invaluable to medical electronics students who need a reference material to help them learn how to use competently and confidently the equipment that are important in their field.

Introduction to Medical Imaging

Author: Nadine Barrie Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139492041
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Covering the basics of X-rays, CT, PET, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and MRI, this textbook provides senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students with a broad introduction to medical imaging. Over 130 end-of-chapter exercises are included, in addition to solved example problems, which enable students to master the theory as well as providing them with the tools needed to solve more difficult problems. The basic theory, instrumentation and state-of-the-art techniques and applications are covered, bringing students immediately up-to-date with recent developments, such as combined computed tomography/positron emission tomography, multi-slice CT, four-dimensional ultrasound, and parallel imaging MR technology. Clinical examples provide practical applications of physics and engineering knowledge to medicine. Finally, helpful references to specialised texts, recent review articles, and relevant scientific journals are provided at the end of each chapter, making this an ideal textbook for a one-semester course in medical imaging.

Implantable Medical Electronics

Author: Vinod Kumar Khanna
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319254487
Release Date: 2015-12-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary resource for the latest information on implantable medical devices, and is intended for graduate students studying electrical engineering, electronic instrumentation, and biomedical engineering. It is also appropriate for academic researchers, professional engineers, practicing doctors, and paramedical staff. Divided into two sections on Basic Concepts and Principles, and Applications, the first section provides an all-embracing perspective of the electronics background necessary for this work. The second section deals with pacing techniques used for the heart, brain, spinal cord, and the network of nerves that interlink the brain and spinal cord with the major organs, including ear and eye prostheses. The four main offshoots of implantable electronics, which this book discusses, are: The insertion of an implantable neural amplifier for accurate recording of neural signals for neuroengineering studies The use of implantable pulse generators for pacing the activities of diseased organs The use of implantable sensors for observing the influence of therapy and monitoring a patient’s biological parameters The use of drug delivery systems to supervise the supply of accurate doses of medicine to affected parts Readers will also find chapters on the essentials of clocking and timing circuits, pulse generator circuits, neural amplifiers, batteries, biomaterials and biocompatibility, and more. Unique to this book is also a chapter on cyber security and confidentiality concerns with implants. End-of-chapter questions and exercises help readers apply the content to practical use, making this an ideal book for anyone wishing to learn more about implantable devices.


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120350236
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Primarily intended as a textbook for the undergraduate students of Instrumentation, Electronics, and Electrical Engineering for a course in biomedical instrumentation as part of their programmes. The book presents a detailed introduction to the fundamental principles and applications of biomedical instrumentation. The book familiarizes the students of engineering with the basics of medical science by explaining the relevant medical terminology in simple language. Without presuming prior knowledge of human physiology, it helps the students to develop a substantial understanding of the complex processes of functioning of the human body. The mechanisms of all major biomedical instrumentation systems—ECG, EEG, CT scanner, MRI machine, pacemaker, dialysis machine, ultrasound imaging machine, laser lithotripsy machine, defibrillator, and plethysmograph—are explained comprehensively. A large number of illustrations are provided throughout the book to aid in the development of practical understanding of the subject matter. Chapter-end review questions help in testing the students’ grasp of the underlying concepts. The second edition of the book incorporates detailed explanations to action potential supported with illustrative example and improved figure, ionic action of silver-silver chloride electrode, and isolation amplifiers. It also includes mathematical treatment to ultrasonic transit time flowmeters. A method to find approximate axis of heart and image reconstruction in CT scan is explained with simple examples. A topic on MRI has been simplified for clear understanding and a new section on Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which is an emerging tool for cancer detection, has been introduced.

Introduction to the Applications of Mind Mapping in Medicine

Author: José M. Guerrero
Publisher: iMedPub
ISBN: 9781502580245
Release Date: 2015-01-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book is an introduction to a group of techniques known as visual mapping and its application in medicine. The best known of these techniques is mind mapping (MM). Mind mapping is a very old technique that has been neglected in many professional areas. Our intention is to offer a book full of useful information to students and professionals of medicine in the application of mind mapping to their work, which we hope will stimulate greater use of this technique. We have been using mind mapping for more than twenty years in different fields, insurance, programming, banking, medicine, GIS, data visualization and, in general, in complex information analysis. Medicine is an important field where more applications are possible.

Plastics for Electronics

Author: M. Goosey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401727006
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Polymeric materials are widely used during nearly all stages of the manufacturing process of electronics products and this book is intended to give an introductory overview of the chemistry, properties and uses of some of the more important classes of materials likely to be encountered in these applications. It is intended to serve primarily as an introduction to the use of polymers and plastics in the processing and manufacture of electronic and electrical components and assemblies. With no in-depth knowledge of polymers assumed, the book is ideal for engineers and researchers working in areas where electronics and polymer technology overlap. There are also numerous references for those wishing to delve deeper. The first edition of this book was published in 1985 and since then there has been an unbelievable change and growth in the electronics industry. Much of this has been made possible by the continued development of new and improved polymeric materials. In some areas the polymers used have changed markedly whereas in others there have been continued improvements to the same basic materials. Consequently, this second edition includes new chapters detailing the materials which have emerged more recently. Chapters covering the same topics as the original version have been extensively rewritten and updated, often with the assistance of current international experts. In the last few years much work has been carried out on the development and use of special polymers that have important properties in addition to those normally associated with conventional polymers. This edition therefore includes a chapter that introduces one particular group of materials exhibiting these special properties, the ferroelectric polymers. The book also includes new chapters on high temperature thermoplastics, or engineering plastics as they are sometimes known, and their use in so-called moulded interconnect devices, where the polymer is used to provide a much wider range of functions than has been possible using a more conventional approach. This new edition also has a wider international coverage with chapters by experts based in Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, England and the United States of America.

Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation

Author: David Prutchi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471681830
Release Date: 2005-01-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation fills a gap in the existing medical electronic devices literature by providing background and examples of how medical instrumentation is actually designed and tested. The book includes practical examples and projects, including working schematics, ranging in difficulty from simple biopotential amplifiers to computer-controlled defibrillators. Covering every stage of the development process, the book provides complete coverage of the practical aspects of amplifying, processing, simulating and evoking biopotentials. In addition, two chapters address the issue of safety in the development of electronic medical devices, and providing valuable insider advice.

Applications Challenges and Advancements in Electromyography Signal Processing

Author: Naik, Ganesh R.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466660915
Release Date: 2014-05-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"This book provides an updated overview of signal processing applications and recent developments in EMG from a number of diverse aspects and various applications in clinical and experimental research"--Provided by publisher.

An Introduction to Modeling of Transport Processes

Author: Ashim Datta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521119245
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Science

Organised around problem solving, this book introduces the reader to computational simulation, bridging fundamental theory with real-world applications.