584 pages | 50 Color Illus.
This book is characterized by extensive descriptions of fundamental physical concepts and principals of EM fields and radiation and their relevance to human health and therapeutic applications. Reflecting the transdisciplinary approach from several different intellectual streams involving physics, biology, ediemiology, medicine, environmental, risk assessment, and various disciplines of engineering, this new edition relates the latest research developments and therapeutic effects of EM energy. It will also closely look at potential EM threats in such everyday devices as cell phones, etc.
Introduction. Fields. Electromagnetic Induction. Electromagnetic Energy. Electromagnetic Spectrum. Sources of Electric and Magnetic Fields. Sources of Radiofrequency. Interaction Mechanisms. Electric Field Effects. Magnetic Field Effects. Energy and Frequency. Health Risks of Electromagnetic Energy. Guidelines and Measurement for Electric and Magnetic Fields. Exposure Guidelines. Measurement Techniques. Measurement Surveys. Dosimetry. Epidemiological Studies. Cellular and Animal Studies. Clinical Studies. Risk Assessment. Perception of Risk. Risk Management. Risk Communication. History of Electromagnetic Therapy. Mechanism of Thermal Injury. Thermal Therapy Treatment Protocol. Possible Side Effects of Electromagnetic Energy and Heat. Biological Rationale. Types of Hyperthermia. Hyperthermia Heating Devices. Hyperthermia with Other Modalities. Status and Trends. Thermal Ablation Therapy. RF Ablation. Microwave Ablation. Trends and Future Research. EM Interaction with Biological Materials. Modeling Power Deposition. Bioheat Equation. Thermal Therapy Planning System. Development of Thermometry. Invasive Techniques. Noninvasive Techniques. Status and Trends.