Design of Medical Electronic Devices


  • Reinaldo Perez, M.R. Research, Littleton, CO, USA

The design of medical electronics is unique because of the background needed by the engineers and scientists involved. Often the designer is a medical or life science professional without any training in electronics or design. Likewise, few engineers are specifically trained in biomedical engineering and have little or no exposure to the specific medical requirements of these devices. Design of Medical Electronic Devices presents all essential topics necessary for basic and advanced design. All aspects of the electronics of medical devices are also covered. This is an essential book for graduate students as well as professionals involved in the design of medical equipment.
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Biomedical and clinical engineers, medical professionals, and equipment manufacturers working with the design, manufacture, and sale of medical devices and equipment.


Book information

  • Published: February 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-550711-0


Using an engineering approach, the fundamentals of electronic medical devices are presented along with the basic medical knowledge deemed necessary for design considerations. After addressing power subsystems, chapters address a range of sensors. The processes of data acquisition and digital signal processing are also considered. The material is accompanied by examples of technologies and numerous schematic diagrams.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Proper Design of Power Subsystems in Medical Electronics2 Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging3 Particle Accelerator Design4 Sensor Characteristics5 Data Acquisition6 Noise and Interference Issues in Analog Circuits7 Hardware Approach to Digital Signal Processing 8 Optical SensorsIndex