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Minimally Invasive Medical Technology

1st Edition

Edited by John G. Webster

CRC Press

334 pages

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pub: 2001-01-01
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Minimally invasive medicine has the goal of providing health care with minimal trauma. When minimally invasive surgery is utilized, it reduces the length of hospital stays, lowers costs, lowers pain, and reduces blood loss. Other minimally invasive techniques minimize radiation exposure, tissue damage, and drug side effects.

Collecting contributions from workers in various fields within the sphere of minimally invasive medical technology, this book provides essential information for those involved with researching, designing, and using minimally invasive devices and systems. It emphasizes the technology required to accomplish minimally invasive medicine. The book will be of interest to biomedical engineers, medical physicists, and health care providers who want to know the technical workings of their devices and instruments.


"Each chapter appears to be interesting and understandable."

-Health Physics

Table of Contents

Chemical Sensors

Neuro-Electric Signal Recording

Pressure Sensors

X-Ray-Based Imaging

Nuclear Medicine


Biomagnetic and Bioelectic Imaging


Multimodal Imaging

General Techniques and Applications

Endoscopic Surgery

Image-Guided Surgery

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medicine

Minimally Invasive Surgical Robotics


Neuromuscular Stimulation

Helical Tomotherapy

Drug Delivery


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Physics