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Medical Instrumentation
Application and Design
Fourth Edition
edited by John G. Webster

Medical Instrumentation provides biomedical engineers with the premiere reference on medical instrumentation as well as a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts.

The revised edition features new material on:

  • infant apnea monitors
  • impedance pneumography
  • the design of cardiac pacemakers
  • disposable defibrillator electrodes and their standards

Each chapter includes new problems and updated reference material that cover the latest medical technologies.

The chapters have also been revised with new material in medical imaging, providing biomedical engineers with the most current techniques in the field.


1. Basic Concepts of Medical Instrumentation

  • Terminology of Medicine and Medical Devices
  • Generalized Medical Instrumentation System
  • Alternative Operational Modes
  • Medical Measurement Constraints
  • Classifications of Biomedical Instruments
  • Interfering and Modifying Instruments
2. Basic Sensors and Principles

  • DIsplacement Measurements
  • Resistive Sensors
  • Bridge Circuits
  • Inductive Sensors
  • Capacitive Sensors
  • Piezoelectric Sensors
3. Amplifiers and Signal Processing

  • Ideal Op Amps
  • Inverting Amplifiers
  • Noninverting Amplifiers
  • Differential Amplifiers
  • Comparators
4. The Origin of Biopotentials

  • Electrical Activity of Excitable Cells
  • Volume-Conductor Fields
  • Functional Organization of th Peripheral Nervous System
  • The Electroneurogram
  • The Electromyogram
5. Biopotential Electrodes

  • The Electrode-Electrolyte Interface
  • Polarization
  • Polarizable and Nonpolarizable Electrodes
  • Electrode Behavior and Circuit Models
  • The Electrode—Skin Interface and Motion Artifact
6. Biopotential Amplifiers

  • Basic Requirements
  • The Electrocardiograph
  • Problems Frequently Encountered
  • Transient Protection
  • Common-Mode and Other Interference-Reduction Circuits
7. Blood Pressure and Sound

  • Direct Measurements
  • Harmonic Analysis of Blood-Pressure Waveforms
  • Dynamic Properties of Preessure-Measurement Systems
  • Measurement of System Response
  • Effects of System Parameters on Response
8. Measurement of Flow and Volume of Blood

  • Indicator-Dilution Method that Uses Continuous Infusion
  • Indicator-Dilution Method That Uses Rapid Injection
  • Electromagnetic Flowmeters
  • Ultrasonic Flowmeters
  • Thermal-Convection Velocity Sensors

9. Measurements of the Respiratory System

  • Modeling the Respiratory System
  • Measurement of Pressure
  • Measurement of Gas-Flow
  • Lung Volume
  • Respiratory Plethysmography
  • Some Tests of Respiratory Mechanics
10. Chemical Biosensors

  • Blood-Gas and Acid-Base Physiology
  • Electrochemical Sensors
  • Chemical Fibrosensors
  • Ion-Selective Field-Effect Transistor
  • Immunologically Sensitive Field-Effect Transistor
11. Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation

  • Spectrophotometry
  • Automated Chemical Analyzers
  • Electrophoresis
  • Chromatology
  • Hematology
12. Medical Imaging Systems

  • Information Content of an Image
  • Modulation Transfer Function
  • Noise-Equivalent Bandwidth
  • Television Systems
  • Radiography
13. Therapeutic and Prosthetic Devices

  • Cardiac Pacemakers and Other Electric Stimulators
  • Defibrillators and Cardioverters
  • Mechanical Cardiovascular Orthotic and Prosthetic Devices
  • Hemodialysis
  • Lithotripsy
14. Electrical Safety

  • Physiological Effects of Electricity
  • Important Suceptibility Parameters
  • Distribuiton of Electric Power
  • Macroshock Hazards
  • Microshock Hazards


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Medical Instrumentation
Application and Design
Fourth Edition
edited by John G. Webster

2010 (available now) • 713 pages • $139.95 + shipping
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