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Biomedical engineering handbook - Joseph D.Bronzino

Title : Biomedical Engineering Handbook
Author : Joseph D. Bronzino
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN : 0 - 8493 - 0461 - X
PDF | 3189 pages | English

As we enter the new millennium, the prospects for the field of Biomedical Engineering are bright. Individuals interested in pursuing careers in this field continue to increase and the fruits of medical innovation continue to yield both monetary rewards and patient well being. These trends are reflected in this second edition of the Biomedical Engineering Handbook. When compared to the first edition published in 1995, this new two-volume set includes new sections on “Transport Phenomena and Biomimetic Systems” and “Ethical Issues Associated with Medical Technology”.
In addition, over 60% of the chapters has been completely revised, incorporating the latest developments in the field. therefore, this second edition is truly an updated version of the “state-of-the-field of biomedical engineering”. As such, it can serve as an excellent reference for individuals interested not only in a review of fundamental physiology, but also in quickly being brought up to speed in certain areas of biomedical engineering research.
It can serve as an excellent textbook for students in areas where traditional textbooks have not
yet been developed, and serve as an excellent review of the major areas of activity in each biomedical engineering subdiscipline, such as biomechanics biomaterials, clinical engineering, artificial intelligence, etc., and finally it can serve as the “bible” for practicing biomedical engineering professionals by covering such topics as a “Historical Perspective of Medical Technology, the Role of Professional Societies and the Ethical Issues Associated with Medical Technology”. Biomedical Engineering is no longer an emerging discipline; it has become an important vital interdisciplinary field. Biomedical engineers are involved in many medical ventures.
They are involved in the design, development and utilization of materials, devices (such as pacemakers, lithotripsy, etc.) and techniques (such as signal processing, artificial intelligence, etc.) for clinical research and use; and serve as members of the health care delivery team (clinical engineering, medical informatics, rehabilitation engineering, etc.) seeking new solutions for difficult heath care problems confronting our society.
To meet the needs of this diverse body of biomedical engineers, this handbook provides a central core of knowledge in those fields encompassed by the discipline of biomedical engineering as we enter the 21st century. Before presenting this detailed information, however, it is important to provide a sense of the evolution of the modern health care system and identify the diverse activities biomedical engineers perform to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

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