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Medical Instruments and Devices: Principles and Practices

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Author/Editor(s): Steven Schreiner, Joseph D. Bronzino, Donald R. Peterson
Publication Date: July 24, 2015
ISBN-10: 1439871450
ISBN-13: 978-1439871454
Language: English
Edition: 1
Publisher: CRC Press
Size: 18.1 MB
Format: pdf

Book Description

Medical Instruments and Devices: Principles and Practices originates from the medical instruments and devices section of The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition. Top experts in the field provide material that spans this wide field. The text examines how biopotential amplifiers help regulate the quality and content of measured signals. It includes instruments and devices that span a range of physiological systems and the physiological scale: molecular, cellular, organ, and system. The book chronicles the evolution of pacemakers and their system operation and discusses oscillometry, cardiac output measurement, and the direct and indirect methods of measuring cardiac output. The authors also expound on the mechanics and safety of defibrillators and cover implantable stimulators, respiration, and the structure and function of mechanical ventilators.

In addition, this text covers in depth:
  • Anesthesia Delivery
  • Electrosurgical Units and Devices
  • Biomedical Lasers
  • Measuring Cellular Traction Forces
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Parenteral Infusion Devices
  • Clinical Laboratory: Separation and Spectral Methods
  • Clinical Laboratory: Nonspectral Methods and Automation
  • Noninvasive Optical Monitoring

An offshoot from the definitive "bible" of biomedical engineering, Medical Instruments and Devices: Principles and Practices offers you state-of-the-art information on biomedical instruments and devices. This text serves practicing professionals working in the areas of medical devices and instrumentation as well as graduate students studying bioengineering, instrumentation, and medical devices, and it provides readers with a practical foundation and a wealth of resources from well-known experts in the field.

About the Author

Steven Schreiner joined the faculty of Western New England College in 1998, where he currently serves as associate professor and chair of biomedical engineering, and chair of the engineering undergraduate admissions committee. He earned a BS in electrical engineering at Western New England College and earned both an MS and PhD in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University. At Western New England College, Dr. Schreiner led the design of the biomedical engineering curriculum and the effort to establish a department of biomedical engineering. He developed and taught a variety of courses, including biomedical systems, engineering physiology, bioinstrumentation, ergonomics, introduction to engineering, advanced bioinstrumentation, and bioengineering. He served on institutional planning and college-wide committees, including college facilities planning, a diversity task force, and the academic standards committee. A successful leader in his department and in his field, Dr. Schreiner also serves as a medical device consultant, expert witness, and an ABET Accreditation consultant. Also a seasoned grant writer, he has assisted in securing more than $980,000 in grant funding for education programs, engineering research, and laboratory upgrades and renovations. Dr. Steven Schreiner is currently the dean of the School of Engineering.

Joseph D. Bronzino is currently the president of the Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium (BEACON; www.beaconalliance.org), which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of collaborative research, translation, and partnership among academic, medical, and industry people in the field of biomedical engineering to develop new medical technologies and devices. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Bronzino and BEACON facilitate collaborative research, industrial partnering, and the development of emerging companies. Dr. Bronzino earned a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1959, an MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in 1961, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1968. He was recently the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science and endowed chair at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Bronzino is the author of over 200 journal articles and 15 books, including Technology for Patient Care (C.V. Mosby, 1977), Computer Applications for Patient Care (Addison-Wesley, 1982), Biomedical Engineering: Basic Concepts and Instrumentation (PWS Publishing Co., 1986), Expert Systems: Basic Concepts (Research Foundation of State University of New York, 1989), Medical Technology and Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (MIT Press and McGraw-Hill, 1990), Management of Medical Technology (Butterworth/Heinemann, 1992), The Biomedical Engineering Handbook (CRC Press, 1st Edition, 1995; 2nd Edition, 2000; 3rd Edition, 2006), Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Academic Press, 1st Edition, 1999; 2nd Edition, 2005; 3rd Edition, 2011), Biomechanics: Principles and Applications (CRC Press, 2002), Biomaterials: Principles and Applications (CRC Press, 2002), Tissue Engineering (CRC Press, 2002), and Biomedical Imaging (CRC Press, 2002). Dr. Bronzino is a fellow of IEEE and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), an honorary member of the Italian Society of Experimental Biology, past chairman of the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a charter member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), a charter member of the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), past president of the IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), past chairman of the IEEE Health Care Engineering Policy Committee (HCEPC), and past chairman of the IEEE Technical Policy Council in Washington, DC. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi. He is also a recipient of the IEEE Millennium Medal for “his contributions to biomedical engineering research and education” and the Goddard Award from WPI for Outstanding Professional Achievement in 2005. He is presently editor-in-chief of the Academic Press/Elsevier BME Book Series.

Donald R. Peterson is a professor of engineering and the dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Nursing at Texas A&M University in Texarkana, Texas, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He was recently an associate professor of medicine and the director of the Biodynamics Laboratory in the School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut (UConn) and served as chair of the BME Program in the School of Engineering at UConn as well as the director of the BME Graduate and Undergraduate Programs. Dr. Peterson earned a BS in aerospace engineering and a BS in biomechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1992, an MS in mechanical engineering from the UConn, in Storrs, Connecticut, in 1995, and a PhD in biomedical engineering from UConn in 1999. He has 17 years of experience in BME education and has offered graduate-level and undergraduate-level courses in the areas of biomechanics, biodynamics, biofluid mechanics, BME communication, BME senior design, and ergonomics, and has taught subjects such as gross anatomy, occupational biomechanics, and occupational exposure and response in the School of Medicine. Dr. Peterson was also recently the co-executive director of the Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium (BEACON), which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of collaborative research, translation, and partnership among academic, medical, and industry people in the field of biomedical engineering to develop new medical technologies and devices. Dr. Peterson has over 21 years of experience in devices and systems and in engineering and medical research, and his work on human–device interaction has led to applications on the design and development of several medical devices and tools. Other recent translations of his research include the development of devices such as robotic assist devices and prosthetics, long-duration biosensor monitoring systems, surgical and dental instruments, patient care medical devices, spacesuits and space tools for NASA, powered and non-powered hand tools, musical instruments, sports equipment, computer input devices, and so on. Other overlapping research initiatives focus on the development of computational models and simulations of biofluid dynamics and biomechanical performance, cell mechanics and cellular responses to fluid shear stress, human exposure and response to vibration, and the acoustics of hearing protection and communication. He has also been involved clinically with the Occupational and Environmental Medicine group at the UConn Health Center, where his work has been directed toward the objective engineering analysis of the anatomic and physiological processes involved in the onset of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular diseases, including strategies of disease mitigation. Dr. Peterson’s scholarly activities include over 50 published journal articles, 2 textbook chapters, 2 textbook sections, and 12 textbooks, including his new appointment as co-editor-in-chief for The Biomedical Engineering Handbook by CRC Press.
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