Advances In Biomedical Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120049011, 9780323158671

Advances In Biomedical Engineering

1st Edition

Editors: R Kenedi
eBook ISBN: 9780323158671
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 262
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Advances in Biomedical Engineering is designed to present work of significance ranging from research to clinical and technological applications. The topics which are treated in this volume and other topics that will form the subsequent volumes of the series are selected on the basis of their relevance to more than one discipline and will have arisen in general as a result of inter- or multi-disciplinary effort. This book comprises four chapters, with the first focusing on the biomedical applications of ultrasound. It tackles such topics as modes of action of ultrasound on living cells and tissues, changes in cell and tissue due to ultrasound, and therapeutic applications of high-intensity ultrasound. The following chapters then focus on separation of neuronal activity by waveform analysis; biomechanical characteristics of bone; and structural and mechanical aspects of connective tissue. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of biological engineering, physiology, and computer science.

Table of Contents



Biomedical Applications of Ultrasound

I. Introduction

II. Modes of Action of Ultrasound on Living Cells and Tissues

III. Changes in Cell and Tissue due to Ultrasound

IV. Therapeutic Applications of High-intensity Ultrasound

V. Ultrasonic Cleaning

VI. Ultrasonic Diagnosis with Continuous Waves

VII. Pulse Echo Techniques in Ultrasonic Diagnosis

VIII. Possible Medical Applications of the Pulse Echo Method

IX. Ultrasonic Diagnosis in Opthalmology

X. Injury to the Patient in Ultrasonic Diagnosis

XI. Conclusion


Separation of Neuronal Activity by Waveform Analysis

I. Introduction

II. The Electrical Activity of the Individual Neuron

III. Neuronal Signal Detection and Analysis as a Problem in Communication Theory

IV. The On-line Spike Separation System of Glaser and Marks

V. Other Waveform Separation Systems

VI. Conclusion


Biomechanical Characteristics of Bone

I. Introduction

II. Micro-structure of Bone

III. Experimental Conditions

IV. Experimental Results on Small Specimens of Compact Bone

V. Properties derived from Tests on Whole Bones

VI. Non-destructive TestS

VII. Summary and Discussion of Results



Structural and Mechanical Aspects of Connective Tissue

I. Introduction

II. Basic Organization of Connective Tissue

III. The Fiber Arrangements in Connective Tissue

IV. Mechanical Characteristics of Connective Tissue

V. The Mechanical Response of Living Tissue



Subject Index


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