1st Edition

Biomedical Engineering Imaging Systems, Electric Devices, and Medical Materials

    404 Pages 83 Color & 91 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    404 Pages 83 Color & 91 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    In the context of an aging society and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring a healthy life expectancy has become a pressing social concern. Amidst the pandemic's impact on medical systems worldwide, the need for advancements in early diagnosis, minimally invasive treatments, and infectious disease countermeasures has been reaffirmed. The demand for practical solutions, including new drugs, medical devices, and healthcare systems, is vocalized by healthcare professionals. To address these challenges, engineering researchers play a crucial role in swiftly translating their technological innovations into medical applications.

    In this book, cutting-edge researchers introduce biomedical engineering from materials, devices, imaging, and information. The chapter contributors are major members of the Research Center for Biomedical Engineering, Japan. This text discusses topics on biomaterials (Chapters 1 to 3), medical devices (Chapters 4 to 11), basic medicine and dentistry (Chapters 12 to 15), and medical systems (Chapters 16 and 17). All of the topics are important areas in biomedical engineering.

    1. Manipulation of Mechanical and Functional Properties of the Ti-Au-Based Shape Memory Alloys by Transition Metal Introduction

    Wan-Ting Chiu, Masaki Tahara, and Hideki Hosoda


    2. Ceramics for Bone Repair and Cancer Therapy

    Masaya Shimabukuro, Taishi Yokoi, and Masakazu Kawashita


    3. Hydrophilic Treatment Using Atmospheric Pressure Low-Temperature Plasma

    Osawa Taiki, Liu Zhizhi, Fukuchi Kai, Yamauchi Motoaki, and Okino Akitoshi


    4. Microwave Imaging Algorithms for Breast Cancer Detection

    Hang Song and Takamaro Kikkawa


    5. Synergy of Data Glove-Based Motion Tracking and Functional Electrical Stimulation for Rehabilitation and Assisted Learning

    Hidenori Mimura, Soichi Takigawa, Kamen Kanev, and Katsunori Suzuki


    6. Motion Estimation from Surface EMG Signals Using Multi-Array Electrodes

    Yasuharu Koike


    7. Low-Power Wireless Transmitter with Quadrature Backscattering Technique

    Hiroyuki Ito


    8. Representation by Extended Reality in X-Ray Three-Dimensional Imaging

    Hiroki Kase, Kento Tabata, Katsuyuki Takagi, and Toru Aoki


    9. Refractive Index Measurement by Photodiode with Surface Plasmon Antenna and Its Application to Biosensing

    Hiroaki Satoh and Hiroshi Inokawa


    10. Application of THz Spectroscopy for Crystal-Structure Refinement of Bio-Related Molecules and Functional Materials

    Feng Zhang, Izuru Karimata, Houng-Wei Wang, Takashi Tachikawa, Takashi Nishin, Keisuke Tominaga, Michitoshi Hayashi, and Tetsuo Sasaki


    11. Organic Molecule-Containing Electrically Conductive Electron Beam Resist for Organic Biosensors with Nanostructures

    Anri Nakajima


    12. mRNA Medicines and mRNA Vaccines

    Hideyuki Nakanishi and Keiji Itaka


    13. Fabrication of Decellularized Tissue for Biomedical Application

    Tsuyoshi Kimura, Mika Suzuki, Yoshihide Hashimoto, and Akio Kishida


    14. Bioengineering Challenges in Regenerative Medicine: Biofunctional Materials Design

    Koichi Kato


    15. Development of Etak, an Ethoxysilane-Based Immobilized Antibacterial and Antiviral Agent

    Hiroki Nikawa and Takemasa Sakaguchi


    16. A Real-Time Computer-Aided Diagnosis System with Quantitative Staging on Customizable Embedded Digital Signal Processor

    Tetsushi Koide, Masayuki Odagawa, Toru Tamaki, Shigeto Yoshida, Shiro Oka, and Shinji Tanaka


    17. Medical Image Analysis

    Yoshikazu Nakajima, Shinya Onogi, Takaaki Sugino, and Dongbo Zhou



    Akihiro Miyauchi is a professor at the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. He received his PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1995. With a wealth of experience, he served at Hitachi Ltd from 1986 to 2017 and held the position of visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1995 to 1996. Prof. Miyauchi’s research focuses on semiconductor process, nanoimprint, and biomimetics.  

    Hiroyuki Kagechika is a professor and director at the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He received his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1989. Prof. Kagechika’s major research interest is in the development of functional organic molecules in the fields of medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and materials sciences. He has developed various novel bioactive compounds, including a drug for acute promyelocytic leukemia.


    With the increasing role of engineering in medicine, this is a wonderful book describing the latest efforts in medical applications of engineering. It is useful for both medical professionals and engineers, as it introduces state-of-the-art technologies for medical applications in data analysis technologies using AI, materials engineering, measurement technologies such as optical and high-frequency imaging, and basic element formation technologies.

    Prof. Akinobu Teramoto

    Hiroshima University, Japan


    “This book adeptly explores biomedical engineering's synergy with science and healthcare. Covering biomaterials, medical devices, and advanced medical systems, it reveals engineering's transformative impact on healthcare. A must-read for professionals and enthusiasts, providing deep insights into groundbreaking innovations shaping the future of medicine. Engaging, informative, and pivotal, this book stands as a beacon in the advancement of biomedical engineering.”

    Prof. Masakazu Kimura

    Shizuoka University, Japan


    The first volume of Biomedical Engineering has received favorable reviews since its publication in 2022; however, it was impossible for a volume to cover all the emerging topics of such rapidly extending research field. In this volume, a wide range of up-to-date biomedical technologies from materials to imaging systems, including electric devices, have been intensively illustrated.

    Prof. Kentaro Nakamura

    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan