1st Edition

Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy

By Riadh Habash Copyright 2011
    400 Pages
    by CRC Press

    From cell phones to treating cancer, EM energy plays a part in many of the innovations that we take for granted everyday. A basic force of nature, like nuclear energy or gravity, this energy can be harnessed and used, but still holds the potential to be harmful. The question remains, how safe are EM products? Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy provides a review of cutting-edge research in EM health effects and EM therapy along with emerging areas of bioengineering and biomedical engineering.

    The book allows you to

    ·         Understand the necessary EM theory in the context of its interaction with the human body

    ·         Review cutting-edge research on EM health effects and EM therapy

    ·         Explore techniques developed to ensure adequate EM and thermal dosimetry required for health effects and thermal therapy

    ·         Strengthen your understanding of the rapidly emerging areas of bioengineering and biomedical engineering

    Taking a transdisciplinary approach drawn from several intellectual streams that include physics, epidemiology, medicine, environment, risk assessment, and various disciplines of engineering, this book ventures into the conflicting studies to access research on bioeffects and therapeutic applications of EM energy. It is the only resource currently available that covers bioeffects and risk assessment of both extremely low frequency (ELF) fields and radiofrequency radiation (RFR) along with the recent developments in thermal therapy and imaging techniques.

    Fundamental Concepts in Electromagnetics. Electromagnetic Interactions with Biological Systems. Health Risk of Electromagnetic Energy. Guidelines and Measurement for Electric and Magnetic Fields. Bioeffects of Electric and Magnetic Fields. Radio Frequency Standards and Dosimetry. Bioeffects and Health Implications of Radio Frequency Radiation. Electromagnetic Risk Analysis. Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy. Electromagnetic Therapy. Electromagnetic Hyperthermia. Radio Frequency and Microwave Ablation. Dosimetry and Imaging. Electromagnetic and Thermal Dosimetry. Thermometry and Imaging. Index.


    Habash, Riadh