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1. Biomedical Engineering: Bridging
2. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
3. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering,
4. The Biomedical Engineering Handbook,
5. Introduction to Medical Imaging:
6. Medical Physics and Biomedical
7. Medicine by Design: The Practice
8. The Physics of Modern Brachytherapy
9. Career Development in Bioengineering
10. Introductory Biomechanics: From
11. Biomedical Engineering & Design
12. Ultra Low Power Bioelectronics:
13. Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical
14. Numerical Methods in Biomedical
15. Introduction to Biomedical Equipment
16. Clinical Engineering Handbook
17. Biomedical Engineering for Global
18. Biomedical Device Technology:
19. Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
20. Foundations of Biomedical Ultrasound

1. Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology (Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering)
by W. Mark Saltzman
Hardcover: 656 Pages (2009-06-29)
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This is an ideal text for an introduction to biomedical engineering. The book presents the basic science knowledge used by biomedical engineers at a level accessible to all students and illustrates the first steps in applying this knowledge to solve problems in human medicine.Biomedical engineering now encompasses a range of fields of specialization including bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. This introduction to bioengineering assembles foundational resources from molecular and cellular biology and physiology and relates them to various sub-specialties of biomedical engineering.The first two parts of the book present basic information in molecular/cellular biology and human physiology; quantitative concepts are stressed in these sections. Comprehension of these basic life science principles provides the context in which biomedical engineers interact. The third part of the book introduces the sub-specialties in biomedical engineering, and emphasizes - through examples and profiles of people in the field - the types of problems biomedical engineers solve. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome book, awesome priced
This book came super quickly and was in like new condition even though the description was only "Good". I'd definitely buy from this seller again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gap Nearly Bridged!
Designed as a textbook for university (or college) it starts with recommended course emphasis suggestions - very interesting. Because it is aiming at students the text is logical and concise. As is almost traditional in such texts, the field is defined and mapped - an insecurity within the profession I find irritating but is useful given the intended audience.

The entire volume is divided into three major sections, Mollecular and Cellular Principles, Physiological Principles, Biomedical Engineering, each with several chapters. The sections appear to cover the whole body of knowledge but the individual chapters do not. Because the book is part of a series this is acceptable. For example, there is little material on the large, important and ubiquitous area of computing and informatics but there are chapters on Immunity, Biosensors and Imaging. It is no Bronzino (The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Third Edition - 3 Volume Set) after all, but there are several appendices with a nice collection of the very useful and the very idiosyncratic.

Each chapter concludes with a summary, some useful references, nomenclature, suggested further reading, links to the web, some short questions and detailed problems - classic textbook style, but again well organised and very useful for students and instructors alike.

A particularly interesting feature is the inclusion of "Profiles in BME" - sidebars with mini-biographies of people engaged in Biomedical Engineering. The authors have chosen a wide variety of careers to highlight and included nearly one in each chapter. These insights will be useful to students and practitioners alike - although it seems a little self-indulgence of the author to include himself as one of the first profiles.

Similar sidebars that focus on more complex topics are very helpful. Spread evenly through the volume these include topics such as, Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions, Muscle Mechanics, Enzyme Kinetics, Chemotherapy and many more. A small criticism is that these boxes should be listed together somewhere for later reference.

The text is rich with many photographs, images, tables, sharts and illustrations - unfortunately, the majority in black and white. In a slightly old-fashioned way, the colour plates are gathered into the centre of the book.

Overall, the book covers a broad range of topics with clarity and style. As an introduction it is a fine work. If you're hoping it will be a comprehensive guide to the whole field (which it is not intended to be) it will disappoint. As a "drop in summary/refresher" it wil prove very useful. It is a book for Biomedical Engineers in the broadest sense - Clinical Engineers may lust for more current equipment detail and may look to Carr and BrownIntroduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology (4th Edition) or David in Clinical Engineering (Principles and Applications in Engineering).

Never-the-less, I like it a lot, and I am sure will find myself refering my junior engineers to it in years to come.

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2. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (2nd Edition)
by Michael M. Domach
Hardcover: 312 Pages (2009-07-03)
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Asin: 0136020038
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KEY BENEFIT: Substantial yet reader-friendly, this introduction examines the living system from the molecular to the human scale–presenting bioengineering practice via some of the best engineering designs provided by nature, from a variety of perspectives. Domach makes the field more accessible, helping readers to pick up the jargon and determine where their skill sets may fit in. KEY TOPICS: Cellular and Molecular Building Blocks of Living Systems; Mass Conservation, Cycling, and Kinetics; Requirements and Features of a Functional and Coordinated System; Bioenergetics; Molecular Basis of Catalysis and Regulation; Analysis of Molecular Binding Phenomena; Applications and Design in Biomolecular Technology; Metabolic and Tissue Engineering; Primer on Tissues and Organs; Biomechanics; Biofluid Mechanics; Biomaterials; Pharmacokinetics; Noninvasive Sensing and Signal Processing. MARKET: A useful resource for anyone interested in joining the field or learning more about bioengineering. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Make sure its required!
I got this book for class and didn't even use it once!So really, I have nothing to say about the book itself.Just make sure you need it before buying it because it is very expensive for its size.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good Intro to BME Book
I used this book in an Intro to BME course. The book was helpful, and approached Biomedical Engineer with many problem solving techniques. I found the book to provide a good depth of information for a college freshmen. I would recommend this book to any BME student. ... Read more

3. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition
by John Enderle, Susan M. Blanchard, Joseph Bronzino
Hardcover: 1144 Pages (2005-04-20)
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Asin: 0122386620
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Under the direction of John Enderle, Susan Blanchard and Joe Bronzino, leaders in the field have contributed chapters on the most relevant subjects for biomedical engineering students. These chapters coincide with courses offered in all biomedical engineering programs so that it can be used at different levels for a variety of courses of this evolving field.

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition provides a historical perspective of the major developments in the biomedical field. Also contained within are the fundamental principles underlying biomedical engineering design, analysis, and modeling procedures. The numerous examples, drill problems and exercises are used to reinforce concepts and develop problem-solving skills making this book an invaluable tool for all biomedical students and engineers.

New to this edition: Computational Biology, Medical Imaging, Genomics and Bioinformatics.

* 60% update from first edition to reflect the developing field of biomedical engineering
* New chapters on Computational Biology, Medical Imaging, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
* Companion site: http://intro-bme-book.bme.uconn.edu/
* MATLAB and SIMULINK software used throughout to model and simulate dynamic systems
* Numerous self-study homework problems and thorough cross-referencing for easy use ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good
This is a very comprehensive textbook, however, I will not recommend it to readers that only has an interest in the subject. Some of the content is highly mathematical, and as such meant for serious students in this field. The book covers a very wide range of subjects in this field.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive introduction to the field
This text is the best introductory book available, it is comprehensive and will serve the reader as a reference throughout his/her career.The authors have made a significant contribution to the field with this text and will help many biomedical engineering programs and their students.

3-0 out of 5 stars Errors make it hard to learn
I've used this book now in 2 classes (including one taught by an author of one of the chapters) and have both times found the book hard to use.It is full of so many small errors you can never be sure whether the problems you are having are because you don't understand the material, or if there is another mistake in that section.Very frustrating.The problems are not limited to explicit errors either, there are issues with the presentation that makes me think it was poorly edited as well.Style, order, and omission of important points are among the sins.Some sections are pretty good, though.

The book is a good value for a textbook, however (it's huge!), and provides lots of useful information on a wide variety of BME-related topics.Just make sure you have someone to help you spot the mistakes.

1-0 out of 5 stars review of biomedical engineering handbook
subjects are old and out of date.For example, modeling of the eye, (...).This books seems like an attempt to introduce you to the research of a few professors who are trying to recruit graduate students.I found little educational value in it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good introductory book!
This text offers a lot of good information. This book provides an excellent overview to the field and is easy to read.I am a junior and an engineering student at Iowa State. This book has helped me understand how many different aspects there are within BME to specialize with in my degree and also elaborate on engineering fundamentals. I highly recommend it! ... Read more

4. The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Third Edition - 3 Volume Set (Electrical Engineering Handbook)
Hardcover: 4232 Pages (2006-04-28)
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Asin: 0849321247
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Biomedical overview
This text is the first word in Biomedical Ref. It is arranged in a user friendly manner and is filled with useful data. The ethics section is a plus for ISO compliant users. Charts, formulas, and frequently usedEngineering terminology abound. This updated version is a vast improvementover the 1995 edition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Biomedical Engineering
This handbook provides the reader with an excellent overview of what Biomedical Engineering is and what are the trend that we can expect in the future.

The handbook covers 18 different sections, each one containingabout 6 different topics. At the beginning of each section there is a shortexplanation of the main issues that will be covered.

Although theHandbook will not be useful for an expert in one of the topics, it willcertainly be useful to explore different areas in Biomedical Engineeringfor professionals, or students who need a brief but concise and depthanalysis for a particular topic. ... Read more

5. Introduction to Medical Imaging: Physics, Engineering and Clinical Applications (Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering)
by Nadine Barrie Smith, Andrew Webb
Hardcover: 248 Pages (2010-12-31)
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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. ... Read more

6. Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)
by B.H Brown, R.H Smallwood, D.C. Barber, P.V Lawford, D.R Hose
Paperback: 736 Pages (1999-06-15)
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Univ. of Sheffield, UK. Textbook providing introduction to application of physics and engineering in healthcare from ionizing radiation to biomechanics. Examples explain how some diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are performed. Halftone illustrations throughout text. For advanced-level undergraduates upward. Softcover, hardcover also available. ... Read more

7. Medicine by Design: The Practice and Promise of Biomedical Engineering
by Fen Montaigne
Hardcover: 248 Pages (2006-04-05)
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Asin: 0801883474
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A heart that once beat erratically has regained its natural rhythm. A woman paralyzed by an automobile accident is now able to resume her favorite hobby. Physicians using a robotic surgeon named da Vinci perform lifesaving operations. These are some of the feats of biomedical engineering, one of the fastest-moving areas in medicine. In this exhilarating book, award-winning writer Fen Montaigne journeys through this little-known world, sharing the stories of ordinary people who have been transformed by technology.

From the almost commonplace pacemaker to the latest generation of artificial hearts, Montaigne tells the stories of pioneering patients, engineers, and surgeons. Taking the reader behind the scenes of a dozen of America's leading centers of biomedical engineering, Montaigne recounts the field's history while describing cutting-edge work in medical imaging, orthopedics, cardiovascular care, neurological therapies, and genetics.

Through the stories of patients whose lives have been saved and improved by biomedical devices, Montaigne reveals the marriage of medicine and engineering to be one of society's greatest advances.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Medicine by Design <br />The Practice and Promise of Biomedical Engineering
It is an excellent book: engaging, informative, and it covers quite a bit of material.

However, the second paragraph on page 7 starts:
"The seniors were a diverse group---including students from China, India, Palestine, and Russia..."
I got stumbled on the word Palestine. I can understand that Fen Montaigne, the award-winning writer, may be unaware of the fact that there is no country with such name, but wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that the editors at the Johns Hopkins University Press are less ignorant?
Of course, the young student at Boston U. Inas Khayal couldn't have been born in Palestine (page 21) unless she is at least fifty-nine years old...And so the "young student at Boston U. Inas Khayal" has turned the award-winning writer Fen Montaigneinto auseful idiot... (I am referring to the utterly descriptive term "useful idiot" which was coined by Vladimir Lenin some 85 years ago)

Allowing to pushpolitical agendas onto pages of books designed to popularize science and technology is disheartening, to say the least.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This is a great non-technical introduction to those who are curious about the industry or who want to know more about Biomedical Engineering in general.The book is well-rounded, up-to-date as of 2006, and one of the only narrative books out there concerning BME.Its non-technical nature means it's accessible to everyone, engineering savvy or not.

The author writes about BME as a series of vignettes, each revolving around a researcher in a particular field, a patient with a condition that was alleviated by biomedical engineering, a major player in the industry, or a developing technology.For those unware, the unique characteristic of Biomedical Engineering is that it spans all engineering and science disciplines.You can have an electrical engineer working on an MRI machine, a materials engineer working on artifical joints, a programmer creating bioinformatics algorithms to decipher genetic code, a biologist trying to grow tissues to remedy organ donor shortages, etc.And you can't forget the doctors out there who straddle the line between patient care and engineering new technologies to supplement patient care.

Each chapter focuses on one of the BME sub-disciplines, such as tissue engineering, medical imaging, bioinformatics, implants, etc.Players in industry and academia are highlighted in narrative form as the author details the work of everyone from undergraduate students at Boston University using photonics to find tumors, to graduate students at UC San Diego using nanotechnology to research synthetic livers, to industry legends such as Earl Bakken, the founder of Medtronic.A few products are specifically highlighted such as Medtronic pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators, Minimed insulin pumps, Neurotech's encapsulated cell technology, and Intuitive's Da Vinci machine.Patients who have reaped the benefits of Biomedical Engineering advances are also interviewed and have their stories told.

I recommend this book highly to engineering students who are unsure what industry they want to enter, high school seniors who are searching for a college major (if I knew about BME in college, I would have definately pursued it, too bad for me), future doctors who have an affinity for engineering and problem solving, and those who are curious about the field in general.It's an enjoyable read and afterwards those who are engineering savvy but seek the altruism typically associated with medicine might feel a spark to become involved in this field. ... Read more

8. The Physics of Modern Brachytherapy for Oncology (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)
by Dimos Baltas, Loukas Sakelliou, Nikolaos Zamboglou
Hardcover: 647 Pages (2006-09-28)
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Brachytherapy has become the modality of choice for several cancer localizations, minimizing the possibility of unacceptable risks for healthy tissues and providing a more cost-effective and convenient treatment for patients. Written by leading experts in the physics, development, and implementation of brachytherapy, The Physics of Modern Brachytherapy for Oncology discusses the subject in detail, covering its definition, the basic physics of radiation interaction with matter, radionuclides, sources and source production, calibration and dosimetry protocols as well as experimental dosimetry methods appropriate for practical use.

Logically organized, the book begins with basic information, including quantities and units, followed by fundamental atomic and nuclear physics. It also provides the historical background of brachytherapy physics. The next several chapters discuss the radionuclides used in brachytherapy, reflecting upon past (radium), present (iridium or cobalt), and future (ytterbium) methods. The book proceeds to examine source calibration and dosimetry protocols for dose rate calculation while the final chapters explore more recent processes, including Monte Carlo-aided, experimental, and gel dosimetry. The appendices provide useful tables of isotopes, unit conversions and physical constants, brachytherapy sources, TG-43 and TG-43 U1 data tables, and dose rate tables.

Detailing the physics behind brachytherapy treatment, The Physics of Modern Brachytherapy for Oncology is essential reading for researchers, practicing radiation oncologists, and medical physicists who want to keep abreast of the developments in this changing field as well as for postgraduate students in medical physics. ... Read more

9. Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Series in Biomedical Engineering)
Paperback: 485 Pages (2008-09-30)
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Asin: 0387764941
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This indispensable guide provides a roadmap to the broad and varied career development opportunities in bioengineering, biotechnology, and related fields. Eminent practitioners lay out career paths related to academia, industry, government and regulatory affairs, healthcare, law, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more. Lifetimes of experience and wisdom are shared, including "war stories," strategies for success, and discussions of the authors’ personal views and motivations.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A companion for bioengineering/biotechnology students and engineers

I am studying a bioengineering Master at EPFL in Switzerland.

I found this book really helpful and giving a broad preview of the spectrum of different professions of the field. This kind of information is kind of hard to get without being able to meet the specialists. This book offer such information.

I also liked very much the parts where the ethics, vision and goals of bioengineering are explored by the writers. It gives a wider perspective of the "why" of bioengineering and its usefulness for society.

To me, this book is a masterpiece and I intend to read it again along my career from time to time.

As said in the title, I recommend it to bioengineers and biotechnologists as a mirror on their field. Such a mirror usually ones gets only after 10 years or so of experiences and encounters.

Enjoy ! ... Read more

10. Introductory Biomechanics: From Cells to Organisms (Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering)
by C. Ross Ethier, Craig A. Simmons
Hardcover: 536 Pages (2007-04-09)
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Asin: 0521841127
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Introductory Biomechanics is a new, integrated text written specifically for engineering students. It provides a broad overview of this important branch of the rapidly growing field of bioengineering. A wide selection of topicsis presented, ranging from the mechanics of single cells to the dynamics of human movement. No prior biological knowledge is assumed and in each chapter, the relevant anatomy and physiology are first described. The biological system is then analyzed from a mechanical viewpoint by reducing it to its essential elements, using the laws of mechanics and then tying mechanical insights back to biological function. This integrated approach provides students with a deeper understanding of both the mechanics and the biology than from qualitative study alone. The text is supported by a wealth of illustrations, tables and examples, a large selection of suitable problems and hundreds of current references, making it an essential textbook for any biomechanics course. C. Ross Ethier is a professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the Canada Research Chair in Computational Mechanics, and the Director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, with cross-appointment to the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences. His research focuses on biomechanical factors in glaucoma and blood flow and mass transfer in the large arteries. He has taught biomechanics for over ten years. Craig A. Simmons is the Canada Research Chair in Mechanobiology and an assistant professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, with cross-appointments to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Dentistry.His research interests include cell and tissue biomechanics and cell mechanobiology, particularly as it relates to tissue engineering and heart valve disease. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book!
I needed a very basic introduction to biomechanics that covers not only topics on the macroscopic behavior of biological tissues but also the microstructure of tissues. This book does a very good job in building the multi-scaling structure of tissues. Very pleased!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple and Concise
I bought this book because it had significant discounts here on Amazon and, from various previews, seemed to cover the material that my biomechanics course covered.My class uses a biomechanics book by YC Fung, but that book is far too dense and unclear; Fung often dives into topics without establishing clear reasons why.

This book is well made.It covers many of the same topics that Fung covers in his book, but without the ambiguous mathematical explanations Fung uses.The math that is used here is clearly explained and justified.It goes into the level of depth that is appropriate for an undergraduate without much background in biology.Overall, it's a great book that hopefully becomes a primary textbook for biomechanics classes, and it makes a great, cheap (at least for now) supplement to any biomechanics course, especially if your course uses a YC Fung book. ... Read more

11. Biomedical Engineering & Design Handbook, Volumes I and II
by Myer Kutz
Hardcover: 1600 Pages (2009-08-21)
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A State-of-the-Art Guide to Biomedical Engineering and Design Fundamentals and Applications

The two-volume Biomedical Engineering and Design Handbook, Second Edition offers unsurpassed coverage of the entire biomedical engineering field, including fundamental concepts, design and development processes, and applications. This landmark work contains contributions on a wide range of topics from nearly 80 leading experts at universities, medical centers, and commercial and law firms.

Volume 1 focuses on the basics of biomedical engineering, including biomedical systems analysis, biomechanics of the human body, biomaterials, and bioelectronics. Filled with more than 500 detailed illustrations, this superb volume provides the foundational knowledge required to understand the design and development of innovative devices, techniques, and treatments.

Volume 2 provides timely information on breakthrough developments in medical device design, diagnostic equipment design, surgery, rehabilitation engineering, prosthetics design, and clinical engineering. Filled with more than 400 detailed illustrations, this definitive volume examines cutting-edge design and development methods for innovative devices, techniques, and treatments.

Volume 1 covers:

  • Modeling and Simulation of Biomedical Systems
  • Bioheat Transfer
  • Physical and Flow Properties of Blood
  • Respiratory Mechanics and Gas Exchange
  • Biomechanics of the Respiratory Muscles
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Biodynamics
  • Bone Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Vibration, Mechanical Shock, and Impact
  • Electromyography
  • Biopolymers
  • Biomedical Composites
  • Bioceramics
  • Cardiovascular Biomaterials
  • Dental Materials
  • Orthopaedic Biomaterials
  • Biomaterials to Promote Tissue Regeneration
  • Bioelectricity
  • Biomedical Signal Analysis
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Intelligent Systems and Bioengineering
  • BioMEMS

Volume 2 covers:

  • Medical Product Design
  • FDA Medical Device Requirements
  • Cardiovascular Devices
  • Design of Respiratory Devices
  • Design of Artificial Kidneys
  • Design of Controlled-Release Drug Delivery Systems
  • Sterile Medical Device Package Development
  • Design of Magnetic Resonance Systems
  • Instrumentation Design for Ultrasonic Imaging
  • The Principles of X-Ray Computed Tomography
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging Instrumentation
  • Breast Imaging Systems
  • Surgical Simulation Technologies
  • Computer-Integrated Surgery and Medical Robotics
  • Technology and Disabilities
  • Applied Universal Design
  • Design of Artificial Arms and Hands for Prosthetic Applications
  • Design of Artificial Limbs for Lower Extremity Amputees
  • Wear of Total Knee and Hip Joint Replacements
  • Home Modification Design
  • Intelligent Assistive Technology
  • Rehabilitators
  • Risk Management in Healthcare
  • Technology Planning for Healthcare Institutions
  • Healthcare Facilities Planning
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Enclosed Habitat Life Support
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12. Ultra Low Power Bioelectronics: Fundamentals, Biomedical Applications, and Bio-Inspired Systems
by Rahul Sarpeshkar
Hardcover: 908 Pages (2010-02-22)
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This book provides, for the first time, a broad and deep treatment of the fields of both ultra low power electronics and bioelectronics. It discusses fundamental principles and circuits for ultra low power electronic design and their applications in biomedical systems. It also discusses how ultra-energy-efficient cellular and neural systems in biology can inspire revolutionary low power architectures in mixed-signal and RF electronics. The book presents a unique, unifying view of ultra low power analog and digital electronics and emphasizes the use of the ultra-energy-efficient subthreshold regime of transistor operation in both. Chapters on batteries, energy harvesting, and the future of energy provide an understanding of fundamental relationships between energy use and energy generation at small scales and at large scales. A wealth of insights and examples from brain implants, cochlear implants, bio-molecular sensing, cardiac devices, and bio-inspired systems make the book useful and engaging for students and practicing engineers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical and Compelling
As a designer of implantable neural stimulators, I believe that Professor Sarpeshkar has done a superb job of covering most of the topics required to design these systems. This book is not only an outstanding academic accomplishment, but it is valuable because he describes circuits and systemsthat have been designed and built to solve real problems encountered by engineers in this field.

Having had the opportunity to work with Dr. Sarpeshkar on biomedical implants, I was pleased that he was able to convey his very unique and creative approach to problem solving in this book. When working with him you walk away with new way of thinking about things that can spark flurries of creativity. After reading a few chapters, his non-conventional approach will become apparent. His book does a great job of not only providing valuable information but also of teaching his unique approach to thinking about low-power biomedical systems. Histechniques should be in every practitioner's tool box.

I highly recommend this book to new and to experienced designers of low-power biomedical systems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, well written, very useful indeed
Rahul Sarpeshkar's book is an absolute must for anyone working on modern sensor and actuator electronic interfaces, regardless of their ultimate size or indeed the application area. The principles described in the book are certainly at the back of the mind of almost every engineer: make systems better in performance, more efficient in energy and reduced in complexity, and find a general description of that achievement that can be used the next time round we have to design. Yet to resolve this combination of wishes is always a very elusive happening, and Sarpeshkar has made a major contribution to tidy up the area, and to provide engineers with rational circuit design principles and methodologies that work in theory and practise.

You may find many old friends here, such as feedback, or root-locus plots, or the sixty year old transistor. But I can assure you that there are a number of very interesting and very useful surprises here too, all highly inspiring and due to the "lateral" way that Sarpeshkar views things. My favourite is the cochlea implant, for it shows a culmination of ideas, from nontrivial signal processing, to absolute low power requirements for an implantable device, and of course the robustness that one wants for traumatised patients.

The bottom line of the book is also a challenge to us all: Sarpeshkar shows that hybrid analog-digital circuits are simply more efficient that digital circuits in performing a given task. The challenge is: can you apply this to your own work? If the basic question to a computational scientist is: can you do the given job in O(n) (using Landau's order symbol), then the circuit implementation question is: Can you implement an O(n) algorithm using an O(log(n)) or even O(1) hybrid analog-digital circuit.

So, if you want a handy reference, learn new principles of electronic circuit design, AND you want to read a very well written book, all at once, I can heartily recommend Rahul Sarpeshkar's Ultra Low Power Bioelectronics: Fundamentals, Biomedical Applications, and Bio-Inspired Systems

Jan G. Korvink

5-0 out of 5 stars Filled with nuggets of insight
As computational devices become smaller and more mobile, low-power electronics is becoming increasingly important.The author has been studying this kind of computation for two decades and is one of the leading researchers in the field.The resulting textbook is plainly a labor of love.

It is a brilliant work, ranging far beyond electronics and engineering as it develops and explains principles common to diverse manmade and natural systems.The high dielectric constant of water (p. 30), for example, is explained as a feedback loop based on polarization.The ease of threading a needle under a microscope (p. 39) is explained as a consequence of the high loop gain provided by the magnification.

The needle example illustrates the greatest strength of the book: throughout, it emphasizes intuition and physical reasoning.First, an issue is described -- here, a model of noise in a feedback loop. Second, it is analyzed mathematically.Third, and most important, the mathematics is interpreted in plain and lively English using a concrete example (here, threading a needle using a microscope).One can even skip the equations and learn a tremendous amount from the insightful explanations.

If you are curious about batteries, information theory, neurons, sensory systems, feedback, energy, or computation -- and about general principles to link these areas -- you will treasure this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A welcome perspective
This book contains an incredible wealth of knowledge in the fields of ultra-low-power electronics and bioelectronics. It could not be more timely, given the recent explosion of interest in these areas. Sarpeshkar's approach to electrical engineering and more broadly to biology as a whole builds from a deeply physical intuition, a welcome contrast to the typically grungy mathematics engineers are used to. I found the book to be surprisingly easy to read, given the breadth of topics and depth of information covered. If you want to truly understand the cutting edge in electrical engineering from an intuitive first-principles perspective, or if you are a biologist, biophysicist, medical engineer, or similarly focused scientist/engineer, this book is a must read.

5-0 out of 5 stars A real gem
I'm a professor who teaches and conducts research in the area of low-power integrated circuit design with biological applications and (sometimes) inspiration.This book is a wonderful resource for circuit designers who want to see their field presented from a fresh, non-traditional perspective.The author goes back to first principles to show the fundamental limits and essential trade-offs in ultra-low-power circuit design, and their (sometimes surprising) connections with neuroscience and biology.

Although this book is valuable for analog and mixed-signal designers who aren't particularly interested in biology, it contains a number of chapters that make for great intellectual entertainment and stimulation, especially as power efficiency becomes the overriding goal in many design spaces.It is truly remarkable to consider the capabilities and robustness of the human brain, considering it operates on 12 Watts from a 100-mV power supply, using failure-prone components having bandwidths of 1 kHz.

Hardcore circuit designers will find great chapters on device physics, noise, feedback, and system-level design, all presented from a point of view several degrees apart from that of mainstream circuits textbooks.I find this different perspective essential for developing a deep understanding of the many complex concepts that underlie circuit design and analysis.

The book is written in a readable, conversational tone, with plenty of clear explanation for the equations.I wish more engineering professors would write books in this style.
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13. Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering, 2nd Edition
by Ronald Fournier
Hardcover: 472 Pages (2006-07-07)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition fuses fundamental engineering and life science principles to uncover key concepts in biomedical engineering transport phenomena.Coverage begins with basic thermodynamic properties, body fluids, solute diffusion and transport, physical and flow properties of fluids and blood, tissue oxygen transport, and pharmacokinetics.These topics are updated to include new material on fluid mechanics, diffusion, and mass transfer in boundary layers.Building upon this foundation, the book describes the application of these principles to the development and design of drug delivery systems, artificial organs, bioartificial organs, and tissue engineering.Also new to this edition are an introductory chapter on units and dimensions, including tips for solving engineering problems and a discussion of material balances, and a chapter reviewing thermodynamic concepts with emphasis on solutions.

Considerable importance is placed on developing a quantitative understanding of the underlying physical, chemical, and biological phenomena. Mathematical models are developed from scratch using the conceptually simple "shell balance" or "compartmental" approaches to obtain the differential equations that describe a particular situation. Numerous examples throughout the book employ mathematical techniques and numerical methods.Where possible, the results obtained from them are compared with actual experimental data taken from the research literature.

Each chapter ends with problems designed to help students gain confidence in the development of mathematical models for a variety of problems of varying degrees of complexity.A brief discussion of these mathematical techniques and numerical methods are described in the book. These techniques and methods include similarity transforms, Laplace transforms, finding the root of a nonlinear equation, linear regression, nonlinear regression, and solving ordinary differential equations.

This updated edition is ideal for junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students taking courses in biotransport phenomena.Students and professionals in bioengineering and biomedical engineering, as well as other disciplines, such as chemical and mechanical engineering, physiology, biophysics and cell biology will find this text a valuable resource.A solutions manual will be available to qualified instructors. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars As far as textbooks go, this was a decent one.
It was very readable, a major plus since my professor spoke little English. Overall, it was worth the cost of the book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great
The book came as they said it would, and in a very timely manner. No Complaints, just respect.

3-0 out of 5 stars Its just a bunch of equations
Ok, I understand that this is an engineering book and it is going to have plenty of equations and whatnot, but it really does a poor job of placing the equations in a tangible context.

I really respect how ambitious this book is in covering models for a variety of transport phenomena, but despite my more than solid foundation in biology, physics, chemistry, and math, I have to read each chapter 3 or 4 times to be able to finally fit the new material in with the big picture.This is really frustrating.The only reason why I gave this book 3 stars and not 2 is because I realize that this type of material is difficult to "write down."It just seems like there must be something out there that does a better job of it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction to Biological Transport Concepts
I used this book for an introductory course in Physiological Transport Phenomena. The book is great in that the author covers most of the transport processes as they apply to biological systems and provide numerous references and useful physical property data. Its nice to see how traditional transport concepts can be applied to problems for a system which everyone of us is very familiar with, namely the human body. The only criticism is that the book does not cover heat transfer and its applications to physiological systems. Luckily my professor provided handouts and supplimental material to the lecture. One of the books he used was the fairly old text by Cooney, "Biomedical Engineering Principles: An introduction to Fluid, Heat and Mass Transport Processes". I think this book is out of print but seems to have great information contained in it as well.

This book is a definite must have for any biomedical engineering student and possibly even experienced people working in the field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must for Chemical Engineers
Biomedical Engineering requires chemical engineering principles in several areas. This book highlights on those in particular and is amust for chemical engineers who want to know what their challanges are going to be in such biomedical engineering research areas. This also is a primer for the subject, although from a chemical engineering point of view. Ideal for a Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering course in any chemical/ environmetal engineering department. ... Read more

14. Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
by Stanley Dunn, Alkis Constantinides, Prabhas V. Moghe
Hardcover: 632 Pages (2005-11-21)
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Numerical Modeling in Biomedical Engineering brings together theintegrative set of computational problem solving tools important to biomedical engineers. Through the use of comprehensive homework exercises, relevant examples and extensive case studies, this book integrates principles and techniques of numerical analysis.Covering biomechanical phenomena and physiologic, cell and molecular systems, this is an essential tool for students and all those studying biomedical transport, biomedical thermodynamics & kinetics and biomechanics.

· Supported by Whitaker Foundation Teaching Materials Program; ABET-oriented pedagogical layout
· MATLAB problem sets and examples available electronically; UNIX, Windows, Mac OS compatible
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15. Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology (4th Edition)
by Joseph J. Carr, John M. Brown
Hardcover: 743 Pages (2000-06-09)
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Asin: 0130104922
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This industry standard on biomedical equipment is an important resource for providing a broad technological knowledge base, and deep coverage of critical points. It serves as a handy reference on unfamiliar topics—organized so that users can easily look up topics of interest, study areas where they are weak or where they have not worked in some time. Chapter topics include an overview of the human body; an introduction to biomedical instrumentation and measurement; basic theories of measurement; signals and noise; electrodes, sensors, and transducers; bioelectric amplifiers; electrocardiograph equipment; respiratory therapy equipment; instrumentation for measuring brain parameters; care and feeding of battery operated equipment; computers in biomedical equipment; and quality assurance and continuous quality improvement. For working professionals in biomedical equipment, and for the engineers and technologists who design it.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not the right edition
It took a couple of weeks to receive the book. I ordered the fourth edition but received the second edition. I'll probably just keep the book because my class already started.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pleased
I was happy with this purchase. Other than being a softcover, this intl. version is basically the same book as the more expensive U.S. hardcover edition.

3-0 out of 5 stars Update drastically overdue
While I consider this book one of the cornerstones of BMET education, a comprehensive update is very overdue.In addition to this edition, I also posess the first edition of the Brown and Carr book, and while that edition is considerably smaller, most of the information, figures, and photographs are reproduced in the fourth edition.
Granted, much of the information is still valid, but it does not truly represent the state of the field today.Their cause would be helped if they showed more accurate representations of what constitutes standard equipment of today.Additionally the authors spend a valuable amount of time explaining the theories behind measurement methods and electronic theories, the technology described is invariably that of the 1970s with little time or attention spent on what is in use now.
An aspiring Biomedical Equipment Technician should read this book, but should bear in mind that it will only go so far in preparing them for the modern day BMET field.I would love to see Brown and Carr throw out all of the figures and photographs for the fifth edition, just to make them actually re-visit the state-of-the-art.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book - But it could use a "cosmetic" update
Good subject coverage, knowledgeable author, and plenty of uncluttered figures makes this book very worthwhile.The only thing missing from this excellent book is an update.Although this is the third edition (1998),almost all of the equipment photographs are from the early-to-mid 1970's. An extensive and broad Suggested Reading section follows most chapters butagain far far too many references are to early 1970's books and manuals. An update could earn this book a 5+ rating. ... Read more

16. Clinical Engineering Handbook (Biomedical Engineering)
by Joseph Dyro B.S. Electrical EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of Technology<br>M.S. and Ph.D. Biomedical Electronics EngineeringUniversity of Pennsylvania
Hardcover: 696 Pages (2004-09-10)
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Asin: 012226570X
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As the biomedical engineering field expands throughout the world, clinical engineers play an evermore-important role as translators between the medical, engineering, and business professions. They influence procedure and policy at research facilities, universities, as well as private and government agencies including the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. The profession of clinical engineering continues to seek its place amidst the myriad of professionals that comprise the health care field.

The Clinical Engineering Handbook meets a long felt need for a comprehensive book on all aspects of clinical engineering that is a suitable reference in hospitals, classrooms, workshops, and governmental and non-governmental organization. The Handbook's thirteen sections address the following areas: Clinical Engineering; Models of Clinical Engineering Practice; Technology Management; Safety Education and Training; Design, Manufacture, and Evaluation and Control of Medical Devices; Utilization and Service of Medical Devices; Information Technology; and Professionalism and Ethics. The Clinical Engineering Handbook provides the reader with prospects for the future of clinical engineering as well as guidelines and standards for best practice around the world. From telemedicine and IT issues, to sanitation and disaster planning, it brings together all the important aspects of clinical engineering.

* Clinical Engineers are the safety and quality faciltators in all medical facilities.

* The most definitive, comprehensive, and up-to-date book available on the subject of clinical engineering.

* Over 170 contributions by leaders in the field of clinical engineering. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, covers a wide range of subjects
Really interesting book specially for clinical engineers it discusses a a wide range of issues from the OR to the Biomedical department.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review notification
This handbook is a valuable resource and an extensive collection of information covering diverse range of topics essential for clinical engineers. See detailed review of the book published in Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, Vol. 39 (3), p. 220 (May/June 2005).

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17. Biomedical Engineering for Global Health (Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering)
by Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2009-09-01)
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Can technology and innovation transform world health? Connecting undergraduate students with global problems, Rebecca Richard-Kortum examines the interplay between biomedical technology design and themedical, regulatory, economic, social and ethical issues surrounding global health. Driven by case studies, including cancer screening, imaging technologies, implantable devices and vaccines, students learn how the complexities and variation across the globe affect the design of devices and therapies. A wealth of learning features, including classroom activities, project assignments, homework problems and weblinks within the book and online, provide a full teaching package. For visionary general science and biomedical engineering courses, this book will inspire students to engage in solving global issues that face us all. ... Read more

18. Biomedical Device Technology: Principles And Design
by Anthony Y. K. Chan
Paperback: 582 Pages (2008-01-30)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best book currently on the market
Most biomedical technology books, geared for a technician or technical overview, do not offer much knowledge of the plethora of biomedical systems currently in use. I have been pleasantly surprised by this book. The first part of this book does a good job of discussing signal measurements, transducers, biopotential amplifiers, and electrical safety. This is fairly standard material which can also be found in other books. The author provides a good overview here.

The second part of the book examines a large number of medical devices. There is very little BMET-oriented material that is not covered. There is just enough information to understand the basic principles involved. This is where the book is a great improvement over the many other books I have read. The author does a good job of keeping most of these chapters short and to the point.

One thing noticeably missing from this book is imaging systems (X-ray,CT, MRI, sonography). At over 500 pages, the author was wise enough to not try to include imaging systems. Imaging systems could easily have added another 500 pages.

Something else that is, thankfully, missing is any voluminous discussion of pertinent regulations. Too many biomedical books focus far too much on the regulatory aspects. The regulatory aspects belong in a separate book. Chan discusses some of the most important of these, and then moves on. Bravo!

This is not a textbook. There are no end-of-chapter questions. It is a good reference book for anyone working with medical equipment. It contains enough breadth and enough depth to be useful to students and to technicians in the field. I hope that AAMI will place this book on their list of suggested books for the CBET certifications. This book is not sufficient for medical equipment designers. For designers, turn to Bronzino.

I hope to see a second edition of this book in the future. If a second edition is planned, I would like the author to add a chapter (after electrical safety) on electrical safety analyzers. I would also like to see a bit more included in the mechanical ventilator chapter. But this is minor nitpicking. The book is good as is. For anyone who deals with medical equipment, including the operators, this is a good "keeper" book.

4-0 out of 5 stars my opinion
I think this copy is good for a novice electronic engineer who intends to develop some medical instrument. The concept is easy to understand. ... Read more

19. Introduction to Biomedical Imaging (IEEE Press Series on Biomedical Engineering)
by Andrew G. Webb
Hardcover: 264 Pages (2002-12-26)
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Asin: 0471237663
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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An integrated, comprehensive survey of biomedical imaging modalities
An important component of the recent expansion in bioengineering is the area of biomedical imaging. This book provides in-depth coverage of the field of biomedical imaging, with particular attention to an engineering viewpoint.
Suitable as both a professional reference and as a text for a one-semester course for biomedical engineers or medical technology students, Introduction to Biomedical Imaging covers the fundamentals and applications of four primary medical imaging techniques: magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and X-ray/computed tomography.
Taking an accessible approach that includes any necessary mathematics and transform methods, this book provides rigorous discussions of:
* The physical principles, instrumental design, data acquisition strategies, image reconstruction techniques, and clinical applications of each modality
* Recent developments such as multi-slice spiral computed tomography, harmonic and sub-harmonic ultrasonic imaging, multi-slice PET scanning, and functional magnetic resonance imaging
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good overview of imaging techniques
Not sure what the reviewer who gave this book 1 star was using it for, but I've had this textbook for a class before- and it served it's purpose well.It's designed to be a reading supplement for a one semester, introductory 400/500 level course on medical imaging, so it reviews the principles and mathematics behind the 4 major types of medical imaging:x-ray, nuclear, ultrasound, and mri.If you wanted more specialized knowledge on one subject, buy either a textbook specifically on that subject or maybe realize that ~250 9"x6" pages covering all 4 probably isn't going to get into all the subtly you're interested in.Like I said, it's for an introductory imaging class.

1-0 out of 5 stars A Review of Some Technology, Not an Imaging Text
This book appears to be a write up of some presentation materials that the author may have given on the topic of medical imaging to general audiences. The text presents a high level overview of the key technologies but fails to follow through in how they are actually implemented.

For example:

CAT imaging is an inverse Fourier transform process that requires some significant mathematical tools which other authors have developed well in their texts over the past thirty years. This text glosses over these issues. In fact there is no clear presentation of the processes, methods, and limitations.

Ultrasound has some complexities beyond the transducers. The images from ultrasound are created by a complex set of mathematical manipulations of the time and spatial signals received back from the sensing pulses. The details of these processes are totally missing from the text.

If you want to get a feeling for how the sensors work at a high level then this is a useful text. If you are seeking to understand how the image processing works then this is clearly not worth the time and money.

It is not clear who the author was writing for. Clearly it was not for the engineer who was attempting to develop such systems. It may have been for the technicians who want a visceral understanding ot the technology.

There is a need for a comprehensive and well written text on methods of medical imaging. Such a text must combine three things. First it must deal with the physical phenomena which are used to sample the tissues. Second, it must clearly and completely articulate the methods for processing the data collected into images. This section must be expansive to include 3D and temporal images. Third the book must detail the limitations of the methods employed. Such a book may likely find a large audience for those who design and develop such systems. ... Read more

20. Foundations of Biomedical Ultrasound (Biomedical Engineering Series)
by Richard S. C. Cobbold
Hardcover: 832 Pages (2006-09-07)
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Foundations of Biomedical Ultrasound provides a thorough and detailed treatment of the underlying physics and engineering of medical ultrasound practices.It covers the fundamental engineering behind ultrasound equipment, properties of acoustic wave motion, the behavior of waves in various media, non-linear waves and the creation of images.The most comprehensive book on the subject, Foundations of Biomedical Ultrasound is an indispensable reference for any medical professional working with ultrasound imaging, and a comprehensive introduction to the subject for students.The author has been researching and teaching biomedical ultrasonics at the University of Toronto for the past 25 years. ... Read more

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