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Medical Devices and Systems
Third edition
edited by Joseph D. Bronzino

Medical Devices and Systems reviews the currently available technologies and lays a foundation for the next generation of medical devices.


  • Surveys traditional and state-of-the-art technologies and methods in current practice in the biomedical field
  • Presents new and updated material contributed by a team of world-renowned experts
  • Contains new sections on infrared imaging and medical informatics
  • Includes a 32-page full-color insert filled with illustrations


Biomedical Signal Analysis

  • Biomedical Signals: Origin and Dynamic Characteristics
  • Digital Biomedical Signal Acquisition and Processing
  • Compression of Digital Biomedical Signals
  • Time-Frequency Signal Representations for Biomedical Signals
  • Wavelet (Time-Scale) Analysis in Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Higher-Order Spectral Analysis
  • Neural Networks in Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Complexity, Scaling, and Fractals in Biomedical Signals


  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Microscopy
  • Positron-Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Electrical Impedance Tomography
  • Medical Applications of Virtual Reality Technology

Infrared Imaging

  • Advances in Medical Infrared Imaging
  • The Historical Development of Thermometry and Thermal Imaging in Medicine
  • Physiologies of Thermal Signals
  • Quantitative Active Dynamic Thermal IR-Imaging and Thermal Tomography in Medical Diagnostics
  • Thermal Texture Maps (TTM): Concept, Theory, and Applications
  • IR Imagers as Fever Monitoring Devices: Physics, Physiology, and Clinical Accuracy
  • Infrared Imaging of the Breast - An Overview
  • Functional Infrared Imaging of the Breast: Historical Perspectives, Current Application, and Future Considerations
  • Detecting Breast Cancer from Thermal Infrared Images by Asymmetry Analysis
  • Advanced Thermal Image Processing
  • Biometrics: Face Recognition in Thermal Infrared
  • Infrared Imaging for Tissue Characterization and Function
  • Thermal Imaging in Diseases of the Skeletal and Neuromuscular Systems
  • Functional Infrared Imaging in Clinical Applications
  • Thermal Imaging in Surgery
  • Infrared Imaging Applied to Dentistry
  • Use of Infrared Imaging in Veterinary Medicine
  • Standard Procedures for Infrared Imaging in Medicine
  • Infrared Detectors and Detector Arrays for Medical Imaging
  • Infrared Camera Characterization
  • Infrared Camera and Optics for Medical Applications

Medical Informatics

  • Hospital Information Systems: Their Function and State
  • Computer-Based Patient Records
  • Overview of Standards Related to the Emerging Health Care Information Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Informatics and Nursing
  • Non-AI Decision Making
  • Medical Informatics and Biomedical Emergencies: New Training and Simulation Technologies for First Responders

Biomedical Sensors

  • Physical Measurements
  • Biopotential Electrodes
  • Electrochemical Sensors
  • Optical Sensors
  • Bioanalytic Sensors
  • Biological Sensors for Diagnostics

Medical Instruments and Devices

  • Biopotential Amplifiers
  • Bioelectric Impedance Measurements
  • Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers
  • Noninvasive Arterial Blood Pressure and Mechanics
  • Cardiac Output Measurement
  • External Defibrillators
  • Implantable Defibrillators
  • Implantable Stimulators for Neuromuscular Control
  • Respiration
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Essentials of Anesthesia Delivery
  • Electrosurgical Devices
  • Biomedical Lasers
  • Instrumentation for Cell Mechanics
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Atomic Force Microscopy: Probing Biomolecular Interactions
  • Parenteral Infusion Devices
  • Clinical Laboratory: Separation and Spectral Methods
  • Clinical Laboratory: Nonspectral Methods and Automation
  • Noninvasive Optical Monitoring
  • Medical Instruments and Devices Used in the Home
  • Virtual Instrumentation: Applications in Biomedical Engineering

Clincal Engineering

  • Clinical Engineering: Evolution of a Discipline
  • Management and Assessment of Medical Technology
  • Risk Factors, Safety, and Management of Medical Equipment
  • Clinical Engineering Program Indicators
  • Quality of Improvement and Team Building
  • A Standards Primer for Clinical Engineers
  • Regulatory and Assessment Agencies
  • Applications of Virtual Instruments in Health Care

Ethical Issues Associated with the Use of Medical Technology

  • Beneficence, Nonmaleficence, and Medical Technology; Joseph D. Bronzino
  • Ethical Issues Related to Clinical Research


Medical Devices and Systems is one volume of the 3-volume set:
The Biomedical Engineering Handbook

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Medical Devices and Systems
Third edition
edited by Joseph D. Bronzino

2006 1376 pages $128.95 + shipping
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