ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Concise, clear and coherent handbook of medical technology
- Research and application-oriented handbook on medical science and technology
- Includes all the relevant developments and applications of medical technology
- Clustered know-how for medical practice, medical engineers and hospitals
This concise, user-oriented and up-to-date desk reference offers a broad introduction to the fascinating world of medical technology, fully considering today’s progress and further development in all relevant fields. The Springer Handbook of Medical Technology is a systemized and well-structured guideline which distinguishes itself by way of simplification and condensation of complex facts. This book is an indispensable resource for professionals working directly or indirectly with medical systems and appliances, every day. It is also meant for graduate and post graduate student in hopsital management, medical engineering, and medical physics.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Biomediacl Engineering - Medical Engineering - Medical Technology
Related subjects » Health Informatics
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part A Medical Technology Basics
The role of medical technology in medicine.- Medicine is more than applied technology.- Hygiene and medical technology .- Safety in medical locations.- Quality management.- Usability of medical devices
Part B Functional Diagnostics Devices
Basic diagnostic in cardiology.- Pulmonary function testing.- Clinical neurophysiology.- Sleep diagnostics.- Nystagmography.- Audiometry.- Ophtalmological methods of measurements.- Functional force assessment of skeletal muscles
Part C Medical Imaging
Digital radiography .- Computed tomography.- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).- Ultrasound diagnostics.- Medical infrared imaging.- Endoscopy.- Digital volume tomography.- Interventional radiography.- Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).- Magnetic particle imaging
Part D Therapeutic Devices
Long-term ventilators.- Defibrillators and ICD systems.- Laser systems.- Inhalation anesthesia devices.- Blood purification systems.- Heart-lung machines.- Extracorporeal shock waves.- High-frequency surgery.- Radiotherapy.- Mechanical circulatory support systems.- Neural interfaces for implanted stimulators.- Cardiac pacemakers.- Neuroprosthetics.- Implantable microsystems.- Visual prostheses .- Rehabilitation and therapeutic robotics.- Cardiac devices and testing.- Electrostimulation and neuromodulation.- Treatment planning and patient treatment
Part E Monitoring
Recording and processing of biosignals.- Monitoring systems.- Cardiovascular monitoring.- Respiratory monitoring and pulse oximetry.- Metabolic monitoring.- Cerebral monitoring.- Fetal monitoring.- Neonatal monitoring.- Intraoperative monitoring (IOM)
Part F Medical Information Processing and Communication
Fusion of medical and information technology.- Communicating medical systems and networks.- Hospital information systems.- Telemedicine in germany.- Tele-medicine of active implants.- Medical image processing.- Virtual reality in medicine.- Computer assisted medical instruction .- Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).- 3-D postprocessing in virtual endoscopy.- Ambient assisted living and personal health systems.- Signal analysis and modelling in medicine
Part G Equipment and Tools
Operating tables.- Medical robotics.- Incubators.- Surgical scissors.- Intelligent textiles and trends for medical technology.- Electronics in medicine.- Mri-compatible materials.- MR guided interventions and surgery.- Brain computer interface (BCI).- Ionic neural sensing
Appendices.- About the Authors.- Subject Index.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Dipl. Ing. Rüdiger Kramme is visiting lecturer of medical technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen, Germany. He has a longstanding relation with medical technology industry and is professionally working at the planning and projecting of university hospitals.
Prof. Hoffmann is leader of the Department Medical Technology and Neuroprothetics at the Fraunhofer Institute of Biomedical Technology in St.Ingbert, Germany.
Prof Robert Pozos is Professor of Biology at the College of Sciences, San Diego State University, CA, USA.