2nd Edition

Biomedical Technology and Devices

Edited By James E. Moore Jr, Duncan J. Maitland Copyright 2014
    820 Pages 38 Color & 407 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Biomedical Technology and Devices, Second Edition focuses on the equipment, devices, and techniques used in modern medicine to diagnose, treat, and monitor human illnesses. Gathering together and compiling the latest information available on medical technology, this revised work adds ten new chapters. It starts with the basics, introducing the history of the thermometer and measuring body temperature, before moving on to a medley of devices that are far more complex.

    This book explores diverse technological functions and procedures including signal processing, auditory systems, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonic and emission imaging, image-guided thermal therapy, medical robotics, shape memory alloys, biophotonics, and tissue engineering. Each chapter offers a description of the technique, its technical considerations, and its use according to its applications and relevant body systems. It can be used as a professional resource, as well as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students.

    Section I Basic Clinical Measurements

    Measuring Body Temperature

    Daniel S Moran, Tal A Kohen, and Yossi Weiss

    Ultrasonic Blood Flow and Velocity Measurement

    Craig J Hartley

    Evoked Potentials

    Hermann Hinrichs


    Hermann Hinrichs

    Hearing and Audiological Assessment

    Herbert Jay Gould and Daniel S Beasley

    Section II Imaging Techniques

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Timothy PL Roberts, Christopher K Macgowan, and Mary P McDougall

    Ultrasonic Imaging

    Elisa E Konofagou

    Emission Imaging

    Mark Lenox


    Kristen C Maitland and Thomas D Wang

    Optical Coherence Tomography

    Ryan L Shelton, Sebina Shrestha, Jesung Park, and Brian E Applegate

    Biophotonics: Clinical Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging

    WR Lloyd III, L-C Chen, RH Wilson, and M-A Mycek

    Section III Biological Assays

    Biological Assays: Cellular Level

    Clark T Hung, Elena Alegre Aguarón, Terri-Ann N Kelly, and Robert L Mauck

    Histology and Staining

    SE Greenwald, AG Brown, A Roberts, and FJ Clubb, Jr

    Radioimmunoassay: Technical Background

    Eiji Kawasaki

    Section IV Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

    Clinically Applied Biomaterials: Soft Tissue

    Shelby Buffington, Mary Beth Browning, and Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernández

    Active Materials

    Kathryn E Smith, Carl P Frick, David L Safranski, Christopher M Yakacki, and Ken Gall

    Gene Therapy for Tissue Engineering

    Pedro Lei and Stelios T Andreadis

    Bioactive Scaffold Design for Articular Cartilage Engineering

    Eric M Darling and Kyriacos A Athanasiou

    Section V Interventional Disease Treatment

    Anesthesia Monitoring Devices

    Spencer S Kee, Elizabeth Rebello, Jagtar Singh Heir, and Ronaldo V Purugganan

    Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Technologies

    Michael R Moreno, Christie Bergerson, Danika Hayman, and James E Moore, Jr

    Neuroendovascular Medical Devices

    Andrea D Muschenborn, Jennifer N Rodriguez, Jonathan Hartman,and Duncan J Maitland

    Electro-Physiological Solutions for Cardiac Disease

    Lawrence J Mulligan, Jean-Pierre Lalonde, Paul A Iaizzo, and Michael D Eggen

    Stereotactic Procedures

    Michael D Weil

    Extracorporeal Blood-Filtering Technologies

    Jeong Chul Kim, Manish Kaushik, and Claudio Ronco

    Section VI Monitoring

    Point-of-Care Monitoring Devices in Critical-Emergency-Disaster Care

    Nam Tran and Gerald J Kost

    Section VII Recovery

    Neural Prostheses for Movement Restoration

    Dejan B Popovic´

    Pharmaceutical Technical Background on Drug-Delivery Methods

    Robert S Litman

    Section VIII Alternative and Emerging Techniques

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    Brent DeGeorge and Thomas J Gampper

    Image-Guided Thermal Therapy

    Robert Staruch, Kullervo Hynynen, and Rajiv Chopra

    Medical Robotics

    Kevin Cleary and Charles C Nguyen



    James E. Moore, Jr., PhD, received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering with highest honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology, followed by an MS and a PhD from the same school and institute. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne, he has held faculty positions at Florida International University, Texas A&M University, and now Imperial College London. His research focuses on the biomechanics of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems.

    Duncan J. Maitland, PhD, has worked as an engineer in aerospace, national defense, and biomedical applications since 1985. He received his BEE (electrical engineering) and MS (physics) from Cleveland State University. He received his PhD in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. After his PhD, he worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 12 years and subsequently joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Texas A&M University in 2008. His research projects include endovascular interventional devices, micro actuators, optical therapeutic devices, and basic device–body interactions/physics, including computational and experimental techniques.

    "...I feel that this book could be a valuable compendium and introduction to the various extant biotechnologies in healthcare management and will be a highly useful reference source to the multitude of researchers working at the interface of life sciences and engineering."
    ––Dr. Sriram Shankar, Biotechnology Innovator and Entrepreneur

    "The book provides chapters on a variety of areas specializing in biomedical technologies and devices. Each chapter has a very comprehensive list of references which readers will find more than adequate to gain further understanding. There is a chapter which contains extremely helpful data on common biomaterials used in the current clinical setting. For the undergraduate this book is a good place to start on the long road to understanding not only the successes but also the engineering and design difficulties that we have to face in developing tools and devices in a clinical setting."
    ––Tim David, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

    "Each chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, allowing a reader who has little experience in it to quickly acquire the basic knowledge necessary and decide which area to focus on for future research. … This handbook represents an excellent source of information for biomedical engineers in industry and biomedical engineering students looking for current, state-of-the-art information on a wide variety of topics related to biomedical devices and their clinical use. It should be recommended reading material for all Biomedical Engineering Senior Design courses."
    ––Ender A. Finol, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

    "I found this book to fill a void in the approach to teaching bioinstrumentation and the clinical applications of various bioinstruments and devices. The subject matter is treated in an exhaustive yet easy to understand manner."
    ––Joel L. Berry, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA