Rapid technological advances in electronics, electro–optics, and computer sciences have set the stage for an unprecedented drive toward improvement in existing medical devices and the development of exciting new ones. Imaging and sensing devices, microwaves, computers, and lasers are now routinely employed in medicine, and new medical devices with numerous diagnostic and therapeutic applications continue to proliferate. In the hopes of encouraging even greater progress, New Frontiers in Medical Device Technology offers the engineering, medical, and business communities an up–to–date report on current and emerging medical technologies.
This timely and authoritative book brings together a core of experts who provide comprehensive coverage of new medical device technologies and focus on the link between the engineering and medical aspects. Relevant engineering principles are reviewed before focusing on the state–of–the–art technologies and their applications. Topics include the therapeutic use of RF/microwave thermal techniques in cardiology, urology, cancer therapy and surgery; the use of solid–state, semiconductor, and other lasers in ophthalmology, cardiology, and surgery; and the application of new technologies in imagery, such as developments in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), acoustics, and radiometry.
For engineers, this book will provide knowledge of the needs, applications, and biological effects of medical devices and thus point the way toward new opportunities for engineering solutions. Members of the medical community will gain an understanding of the engineering concepts applied to medical devices and their most recent applications. Business and legal professionals will acquire a better understanding of medical technology and its enormous market potential.
New Frontiers in Medical Device Technology offers engineers and medical researchers stimulating information that will lead to collaboration, invention, and the advancement of new technologies and medical devices.
A comprehensive, state–of–the–art review of the latest advances
New Frontiers in Medical Device Technology
This authoritative bookoffers biotechnical engineers and medical researchers detailed coverage of the latest medical device technologies and their applications. Each chapter is written by recognized experts who describe current and emerging medical technologies from both the biomedical and engineering perspectives. Contents include:
Microwave Balloon Angioplasty Arye Rosen, PhD, and Paul Walinsky, MD
Catheter Ablation for the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Arnold J. Greenspon, MD, Paul Walinsky, MD, and Arye Rosen, PhD
The Efficacy of Transurethral Thermal Ablation in the Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Arye Rosen, PhD, and Harel D. Rosen, MD
Localized Heating of Deep–Seated Tissues Using Microwave Balloon Catheters Fred Sterzer, PhD
Microwave Surgery Leonard S. Taylor, PhD
Contemporary Ophthalmic Lasers Joel Krauss, MD
Advanced Technologies in Coronary Angioplasty: Lasers and Stents Alexander A. Stratienko, MD, and William P. Santamore, PhD
Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Reuben S. Mezrich, MD, PhD
Medical Ultrasonic Imaging— State–of–the–Art and Future David Vilkomerson, PhD
Thermography— Radiometric Sensing in Medicine Kenneth Carr, PhD
Understanding the "Danger" of VLF–EMF′s Richard L. Coren, PhD