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Principles and Applications of Engineering in Medicine, 1st Edition

Edited by Lawrence S. Chan, William C. Tang

CRC Press

355 pages | 7 Color Illus. | 64 B/W Illus.

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This textbook discusses the principles of engineering as applied to medicine and guides students and physicians to solve medical problems by engineering principle and methodology. It contains a variety of teaching techniques including class lectures, small group discussions, individual and group projects with the goal of not just helping students and professionals to understand the principles and methods discussed, but also to develop real-life solutions. This book offers general guidance and specific examples of applying these principles to implement solution-oriented methodology in healthcare encounters and to help improve the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery outcomes.

Table of Contents



Engineering-Medicine: An Introduction

Lawrence S. Chan

General Ethics in Engineering-Medicine

Lawrence S. Chan

Ethics in the Era of Precision Medicine

Michael J. Sleasman

Engineering Principles Overview

William C. Tang

Engineering-Medicine Principles Overview

Lawrence S. Chan

Economy of Engineering-Medicine Education: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Lawrence S. Chan

Invention and Innovation

Lawrence S. Chan and Sonali S. Srivastava

Design Optimization

William C. Tang


Lawrence S. Chan

Systems Integration

Lawrence S. Chan


Lawrence S. Chan


Lawrence S. Chan

Big Data Analytics

Lawrence S. Chan

Artificial Intelligence

Buyun Zhang and James P. Brody

Quality Management

Lawrence S. Chan

Cellular and Molecular Basis of Human Biology

Lawrence S. Chan

Systems Biology: An Introduction

Lawrence S. Chan and William C. Tang

Advanced Biotechnology

William C. Tang

Biomedical Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Xiaohong Joe Zhou

Biomedical Imaging: Molecular Imaging

Christian J. Konopka, Emily L. Konopka and Lawrence W. Dobrucki

Emerging Biomedical Imaging: Optical Coherence Tomography

Lawrence S. Chan

Emerging Biomedical Imaging: Photoacoustic Imaging

Lawrence S. Chan

Emerging Biomedical Analysis: Mass Spectrometry

Rui Zhu and Lawrence S. Chan

Robotic Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Rehabilitation Medicine

Kun Yan

Role of Academic Health Center Programs and Leadership in Enhancing the Impact of Engineering-Medicine

Jay Noren

Environmental Protection

Lawrence S. Chan





About the Editors

Editors’ Biographies

Lawrence S. Chan, MD, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with double B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Life Sciences, obtained his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a M.D. degree. After an internship in Internal Medicine at the Cooper Hospital/University of Medical Center, he then completed his residency training in Dermatology and a fellowship training in Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He initially served as a junior faculty member at the Wayne State University and Northwestern University. He subsequently served as the Chief of Dermatology at the University of Illinois Hospital and the Department Head of Dermatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for 11 years as well as the Program Director of Dermatology Residency for 9 years. His research interests focused on the immune mechanisms of autoimmune and inflammatory skin diseases and had received grant funding from the Dermatology Foundation, Veterans Affairs, and the National Institutes of Health. His academic achievements include more than 110 full-length biomedical publications, 35 book chapters, and 3 textbooks. Professionally Dr. Chan has been recognized as one of the "America’s Top Physicians" in Guide to America’s Top Physicians by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Currently he is the Dr. Orville J. Stone Endowed Professor of Dermatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and has recently completed a master degree in Health Administration (MHA) under the Clinician Executive Master in Health Administration (CEMHA) Program at University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

William C. Tang, PhD., obtained his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Tang has substantial hands-on engineering and leadership experience in both academic arena and real-life industry. He has previously served as Member of Technical Staff at TRW, Engineer Senior at IBM Corp., Sensor Research Manager at Ford Microelectronics, Inc., Group Supervisor at Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and subsequently served as the founding Associate Dean for Research of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Currently he is Professor of Biomedical Engineering with joint appointments with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Departments at the same institution. His major research interests are in the development of devices and platforms that enable both in-vitro and in-vivo studies of the mechanical aspects of physiological activities at the length-scales that are beyond the reach of traditional biomedical instrumentation. His Microbiomechanics Laboratory has been supported by grants from DARPA, NIH, NSF, and private and foundation donations. His academic achievements include over 100 full-length biomedical publications, 4 book chapters, 8 patents, and multiple Achievement Awards.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Biotechnology