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2nd Edition

Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis

ISBN 9780367875633
Published December 10, 2019 by CRC Press
526 Pages

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Book Description

Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis, Second Edition discusses NIMD as a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field. The contents within this second edition text is derived from Professor Robert B. Northrop’s experience teaching for over 35 years in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. The text focusses on the instruments and procedures which are used for non-invasive medical diagnosis and therapy, highlighting why NIMD is the preferred procedure, whenever possible, to avoid the risks and expenses associated with surgically opening the body surface. This second edition also covers a wide spectrum of NIMD topics including: x-ray bone densitometry by the DEXA method; tissue fluorescence spectroscopy; optical interferometric measurement of nanometer tissue displacements; laser Doppler velocimetry; pulse oximetry; and applications of Raman spectroscopy in detecting cancer, to name a few. This book is intended for use in an introductory classroom course on Non-Invasive Medical Instrumentation and Measurements taken by juniors, seniors, and graduate students in Biomedical Engineering. It will also serve as a reference book for medical students and other health professionals intrigued by the topic. Practicing physicians, nurses, physicists, and biophysicists interested in learning state of the art techniques in this critical field will also find this text valuable. Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis, Second Edition concludes with an expansive index, bibliography, as well as a comprehensive glossary for future reference and reading.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Visual Inspection of Tissues With Endoscopes and Other Optical Devices. Sounds From Within the Body. Measurement of Electrical Potentials and Magnetic Fields from the Body Surface. NI Measurements of Blood Pressure. Body Temperature Measurements. Non-Invasive Blood Gas Sensing With Electrodes. Tests on Naturally-Voided Body Fluids. Plethysmography. Pulmonary Function Tests. Measurement of Basal Metabolism. Ocular Tonometry. NI Tests Involving the Input of Audible Sound Energy. NI Tests Using Doppler Ultrasound. NI Applications of Photon Radiation. Survey of Medical Imaging Systems Trends in NI Genomic Measurements and Diagnostics A Review of NonInvasive Therapies

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Professor Robert B. Northrop is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Connecticut. He was the original founding chairman of the department of biomedical engineering at U Conn. He has been an active instructor and researcher in medical instrumentation for over thirty years. He has authored 10 texts and reference works related to biomedical electronics, instrumentation, signal processing and genomics for biomedical engineers.


"Non-invasive medical diagnosis is already an important area in medicine and healthcare and it will be much more important in the future. This book is an excellent overview, very suitable for introductory courses where the objective is to provide the students with a complete tour over the instrumentation and techniques for non-invasive diagnosis currently available."
António Miguel Morgado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

"The description of the text is powerful and scientific and yet written in a simple and easy to understand language conveying the meaning to the reader without any ambiguity. The book is a comprehensive treatise and covers the syllabi of the courses of non-invasive instrumentation approaches in the subject of Biomedical Instrumentation being taught at various levels, both the undergraduates and graduates, across many universities across the globe. An important landmark feature of the book is that the author has included the NMID techniques of the future which are at prototype stages, not yet commercialized and awaiting final approval by the Govt agencies. Overall, the book richly reflects the extensive teaching and research experience of the author in the subject area of the book."
Vinay Sharma, Banasthali University, India

"The main objective of this book is to provide a brief introduction to the fields of non-invasive bio-instrumental systems, monitoring systems, applications, and implementation. To achieve these objectives, theoretical advances, concepts and its applications to real-life problems will be stressed. The book is structured so that the readers will find relevance as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in the introduction of Bio-instrumentation and special areas in Biomedical Engineering and health care system. It is expected that this book will provide a launching pad for future researchers."
A K M Arifuzzman, Georgia Institute of Technolog