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Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy

1st Edition

By Riadh Habash

CRC Press

400 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Concepts in Electromagnetics

Introduction

Fields

Electromagnetic Induction

Electromagnetic Energy

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Sources of Electric and Magnetic Fields

Sources of Radiofrequency

References

Electromagnetic Interactions with Biological Systems

Introduction

Interaction Mechanisms

Electric Field Effects

Magnetic Field Effects

Biological and Health Effects

Energy and Frequency

Concluding Remarks

References

Health Risks of Electromagnetic Energy

Guidelines and Measurement for Electric and Magnetic Fields

Introduction

Exposure Guidelines

Measurement Techniques

Measurement Surveys

Dosimetry

Field Management

References

Bioeffects of Electric and Magnetic Fields

Introduction

Epidemiological Studies

Cellular and Animal Studies

Clinical Studies

Concluding Remarks and Future Research

Radio Frequency Standards and Dosimetry

Introduction

RF Exposure Guidelines

Measurement Surveys

Personal Safety Assessment

Future Development

References

Bioeffects and Health Implications of Radiofrequency Radiation

Introduction

Epidemiological Studies

Cellular and Animal Studies

Clinical Studies

Concluding Remarks and Future Research

References

Electromagnetic Risk Analysis

Introduction

Risk Assessment

Perception of Risk

Risk Management

Risk Communication

Trends and Future Research

References

Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy

Electromagnetic Therapy

Introduction

History of Electromagnetic Therapy

Mechanism of Thermal Injury

Thermal Therapy Treatment Protocol

Possible Side Effects of Electromagnetic Energy and Heat

Concluding Remarks

References

Electromagnetic Hyperthermia

Introduction

Biological Rationale

Types of Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia Heating Devices

Hyperthermia with Other Modalities

Status and Trends

References

Radio Frequency and Microwave Ablation

Introduction

Thermal Ablation Therapy

RF Ablation

Microwave Ablation

Trends and Future Research

References

Dosimetry and Imaging

Electromagnetic and Thermal Dosimetry

Introduction

EM Interaction with Biological Materials

Modeling Power Deposition

Specific Absorption Rate Modeling

Bioheat Equation

Thermal Therapy Planning System

Status and Trends

References

Thermometry and Imaging

Introduction

Development of Thermometry

Invasive Techniques

Noninvasive Techniques

Status and Trends

References

Acronyms and Abbreviations Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical