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Magnetism in Medicine
A Handbook
Second Edition
edited by Wilfried Andrä

Magnetism in Medicine focuses on biomagnetic instrumentation as well as applications in cardiology and neurology.

New chapters have been added on fetal magnetography and magnetic field therapy, as well as the safety aspects of magnetic fields.

Following an introductory section, the well-known specialist authors from Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Scandinavia go on to cover:

  • biomagnetism
  • magnetic resonances
  • magnetic substances
  • externally applied magnetic fields

The result is a manual for researchers in this field as well as for those who apply modern methods based on magnetism in medical practice.

Magnetism in Medicine equally provides a detailed overview for newcomers to the field as well as for experts familiar with only one part of the area.


  • The History of Magnetism in Medicine
  • First Medical Uses of Magnets
  • Use of Attracting Forces of Magnets in Medicine
  • Treatment of Nervous Diseases and Mesmerism
  • Other Medical Uses of Magnets and Magnetism
  • The In.uence of Magnetic Fields on Man
  • Basic Physical Principles
  • The Electromagnetic Field Concept and Maxwell Equations
  • Magnetic Field in Condensed Matter: General Concepts
  • Magnetic Field in Condensed Matter: Special Topics.
  • Creating and Measuring Magnetic Fields
  • The Generation of Magnetic Fields
  • The Measurement of Magnetic Fields
  • Safety Aspects of Magnetic Fields
  • Risk Evaluation and Guidance on Protection
  • Static and Extremely Slowly Time-Varying Magnetic Fields
  • Time-Varying Magnetic Fields
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Protection of Patients and Volunteers Undergoing MR Procedures

1. Biomagnetism

  • Biomagnetic Instrumentation
  • Biomagnetic Fields
  • SQUID Sensor
  • Shielding: Magnetically and Electrically Shielded Rooms
  • Gradiometers
  • Dewar/Cryostat
  • Commercial Biomagnetic Measurement Devices
  • Special Biomagnetic Measurement Devices
  • High-Temperature Superconductivity
  • Cardiomagnetism
  • Forward Solutions
  • Inverse Solutions
  • Validation
  • Clinical Applications of Magnetocardiography
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Clinical Conclusions
  • Neuromagnetism
  • The Generation of Magnetic Signals by the Brain
  • Analysis of Neuromagnetic Fields
  • The Investigation of the Primary Sensory and Motor Systems
  • Neuromagnetic Fields and Brain Science: Cognitive Functions
  • Clinical Applications
  • Fetal Magnetography
  • Fetal Magnetocardiography
  • Fetal Magnetoencephalography

2. Magnetic Resonance

  • Physical Principles and Technology of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Basic Physical Principles of NMR
  • The NMR Signal
  • Nuclear Relaxation
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Selective Excitation
  • Partial Acquisition Techniques
  • Pulse Sequence and Contrast
  • Imaging of Flow
  • Di.usion Imaging
  • MR Spectroscopy
  • System Design Considerations
  • Magnets
  • Shimming
  • Gradient System
  • RF-System
  • Modern Applications of MRI in Medical Sciences
  • New MRI Techniques for Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • New MRI Techniques for the Detection of Acute Cerebral Ischemia
  • Clinical Applications at Ultrahigh Fields
  • Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Concepts, Systems, and Applications
  • New Approaches in Diagnostic and Therapeutic MR Mammography
  • MR Spectroscopy

3. Magnetic Substances and Externally Applied Fields

  • Magnetic Monitoring as a Diagnostic Method for Investigating Motility in the Human Digestive System
  • Conventional Investigation Methods of the Human GI Tract
  • Magnetic Markers
  • Magnetic Monitoring Systems
  • Remote-Controlled Drug Delivery in the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Physical Principles Used or Proposed for Remote Controlled Release
  • Magnetic Stimulation
  • Principle of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Clinical and Preclinical Application of TMS
  • Liver Iron Susceptometry
  • Iron Metabolism and Iron Overload
  • Technical Developments of Biomagnetic Liver Susceptometry
  • Physical and Biochemical Basics
  • Magnetostatic Principles
  • Calibration and Validation
  • Magnetic Background and Noise Problems
  • Alternative Methods
  • Medical Applications
  • Magnetic Hyperthermia and Thermoablation
  • Physical Principles of Magnetic Particle Heating
  • Physical-Technical Implementation of the Therapy
  • Biomedical Status of Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia
  • Magnetic Cell Separation for Research and Clinical Applications
  • MACS4 Technology
  • Magnetic Cell Sorting for Clinical Applications
  • Magnetic Drug Targeting
  • Background and History of Magnetic Drug Targeting
  • Regional Chemotherapies for Cancer Treatment
  • Current Applications of Magnetic Drug Targeting
  • New Fields of Application
  • Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI)
  • Magnetically Modulated Optical Nanoprobes
  • Magnetic Guidance


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A Handbook
Second Edition
edited by Wilfried Andrä

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