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Clinical Engineering - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081026946, 9780081026953

Clinical Engineering

2nd Edition

A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers

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Editors: Azzam Taktak Paul Ganney David Long Richard Axell
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081026946
eBook ISBN: 9780081026953
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th December 2019
Page Count: 552
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Clinical Engineering: A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers, Second Edition, helps professionals and students in clinical engineering successfully deploy medical technologies. The book provides a broad reference to the core elements of the subject, drawing from a range of experienced authors. In addition to engineering skills, clinical engineers must be able to work with both patients and a range of professional staff, including technicians, clinicians and equipment manufacturers. This book will not only help users keep up-to-date on the fast-moving scientific and medical research in the field, but also help them develop laboratory, design, workshop and management skills.

The updated edition features the latest fundamentals of medical technology integration, patient safety, risk assessment and assistive technology.

Key Features

  • Provides engineers in core medical disciplines and related fields with the skills and knowledge to successfully collaborate on the development of medical devices, via approved procedures and standards
  • Covers US and EU standards (FDA and MDD, respectively, plus related ISO requirements)
  • Includes information that is backed up with real-life clinical examples, case studies, and separate tutorials for training and class use
  • Completely updated to include new standards and regulations, as well as new case studies and illustrations


Clinical engineers, health technology managers, biomedical engineers, healthcare managers, health technology assessment experts, healthcare organizations; undergraduate and masters students of clinical and biomedical engineering

Table of Contents

Part I: General
Part II: Information Technology and Software Engineering Introduction
Part III: Clinical Instrumentation and Measurement Introduction
Part IV: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Introduction


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About the Editors

Azzam Taktak

Azzam Taktak

Azzam Taktak, BEng (Hons), PhD, DipStat, CEng, CSci, FIPEM is Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and an Honorary Professor at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester. He is a former Vice President of Engineering, CEng Registrar and a Director of the IPEM. He is a national assessor at the Association of Clinical Scientists and lead assessor at the National School for Healthcare Scientists. His main research interests are mathematical and statistical modelling and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in medicine. To date, he has published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles and edited 2 books. He has in the past led a European project on ocular oncology under the Biopattern Network of Excellence which was funded by the European Commission.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK

Paul Ganney

Paul Ganney

Paul Ganney, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, CSci, MIPEM, FIAP, 34 years, 5 jobs, 3 reorganisations, 2 city moves and a PhD later, Consultant Clinical Scientist Dr. Ganney is turning his attention more towards training the next generations of Computer Scientists, of trying to give them the platform, tools and experience they will need in order for Clinical Scientists and Engineers to always make a positive difference through the software that they write. Paul is currently lecturing part-time at three Universities and has a wealth of experience both within the academic and practical hospital environments that he is keen to apply.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professional Lead for Bioinformatics, National School of Healthcare Science, Health Education West Midlands, Birmingham, UK

David Long

David Long

David Long, BEng (Hons), MSc, CEng, MIPEM, is a Clinical Engineer registered in the UK as a Clinical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He has over 20 years multi-disciplinary NHS experience in the field of rehabilitation engineering, specialising in the provision of postural management and custom contoured seating. Being a Chartered Engineer as well as a qualified clinician, Dave is particularly able to apply biomechanical principles to the assessment process, and to advise and assist with the more technical aspects of the required equipment. He is employed by AJM Healthcare who deliver a number of wheelchair services on behalf of the NHS. He also retains a contract with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust where he teaches on the Oxford Brookes University accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Posture Management for People with Complex Disabilities.

Affiliations and Expertise

David Long, AJM Healthcare, UK, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK

Richard Axell

Richard Axell

Richard Axell, BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, CSci, CEng, MIPEM, is a Principal Clinical Scientist and Chartered Engineer and jointly leads the Urodynamics Group at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UCL, London. He is Vice President External of the IPEM. He is a HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Clinical Lectureship award holder. He is a specialist in clinical measurement with a focus on urodynamics and cardiovascular measurement. The UCLH Urodynamics group has a strong academic reputation working with the Female and Functional Restorative Urology group at UCLH and the Uro-Neurology group at Queen Square. He previously collaborated on the cardiothoracic heart transplant project that led to the first donation after circulatory death heart transplant in Europe. To date, he has published 18 peer-reviewed articles, 7 book chapters, and presented over 70 abstracts at national and international meetings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Clinical Scientist, Physiological Measurement, UCLH; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London, London, UK

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