Magnetic Materials and Technologies for Medical Applications

Magnetic Materials and Technologies for Medical Applications

1st Edition - November 18, 2021

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  • Editor: Alexander Tishin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128225332
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128225325

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The study of electromagnetic fields in the treatment of various diseases is not a new one; however, we are still learning how magnetic fields impact the human body and its organs. Many novel magnetic materials and technologies could potentially transform medicine. Magnetic Materials and Technologies for Medical Applications explores these current and emerging technologies. Beginning with foundational knowledge on the basics of magnetism, this book then details the approaches and methods used in the creation of novel magnetic materials and devices. This book also discusses current technologies and applications, as well as the commercial aspects of introducing new technologies to the field. This book serves as an excellent introduction for early career researchers or a reference to more experienced researchers who wish to stay abreast of current trends and developing technologies in the field. This book could also be used by clinicians working in medicine and companies interested in establishing new medical technologies. Each chapter provides novel tasks for future scientific and technology research studies.

Key Features

  • Outlines the basics of magnetism for enhanced understanding of its applications in medicine
  • Covers novel magnetic devices as well as technologies still under development, including magnetic brain stimulation, biosensors, and nanoparticles for drug delivery
  • Explores commercial opportunities and obstacles to market entry for new magnetic materials and technologies for the medical field


Materials scientists and engineers working in academia and research. Clinicians working in medicine and companies working to establish new technologies for the medical field, including start-ups

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 - Introduction to magnetism
    1. Short history overview of magnetism and magnetic technologies for medical applications
    Alexander Pyatakov, Zoya Pyatakova and Alexander M. Tishin
    2. Basics of magnetism and magnetic materials
    Nikolay V. Mushnikov

    Section 2 - Well-established technologies-development and perspectives
    3. Magnetic nanoparticles and nanoobjects used for medical applications
    Garret Dee and Yurii K. Gun’ko
    4. Advances in magnetic resonance tomography
    Yury A. Pirogov, Nikolay V. Anisimov, Olga S. Pavlova, Galina E. Pavlovskaya, Elnur Sadykhov, Mikhail V. Gulyaev, Dmitry V. Volkov, Natalia Semenova, Anna V. Naumova, Thomas Meersmann, Carlos Cabal-Mirabal and Lev L. Gervits
    5. High-sensitive magnetometric measuring systems for biomagnetic imaging, recording and diagnostics
    Yuri Maslennikov
    6. Magnetic navigation systems
    Gurjit Singh
    7. Magnetic cell separation
    Jun Zhang and Nam-Trung Nguyen
    8. Noninvasive electrical and magnetic brain stimulation (with insights on the effects of cellular phones emissions): basic principles and procedures for clinical application
    Paolo Maria Rossini, Francesca Miraglia, Bianca Orlando, Francesco Iodice, Florinda Ferreri, Maria Cotelli, Elda Judica and Fabrizio Vecchio

    Section 3 - Recently released to the market technologies
    9. The role of magnetic hyperthermia in heating-based oncological therapies
    Ingrid Hilger
    10. Magnetic tracking and positioning in endoscopy
    Xiaodong Duan
    11. Magnetic particle imaging
    Jochen Franke and Jorge Chacon-Caldera

    Section 4 - Technologies under development
    12. Magnetic field interpolation for remote magnetic navigation in minimally invasive surgery
    Samuel L. Charreyron and Bradley J. Nelson
    13. Composite magnetic/polymer delivery systems for medical applications
    Maria V. Lomova and Gleb B. Sukhorukov
    14. Magnetocaloric effect for medical applications
    Aleksei S. Komlev and Vladimir I. Zverev
    15. Multiferroic, magnetic, and magnetoelectric nanomaterials for medical applications
    Abdulkarim Amirov
    16. Medical applications of magnetorheological fluids—a review
    Jong-Seok Oh and Seung-Bok Choi
    17. Magnetorheological composites for biomedical applications
    Iuliia Alekhina, Elena Kramarenko, Liudmila Makarova and Nikolai Perov
    18. Advanced functional magnetic microwires for magnetic sensors suitable for biomedical applications
    Arcady Zhukov, Mihail Ipatov, Paula Corte-Leon, Juan Maria Blanco and Valentina Zhukova
    19. The effect of natural as well as artificial magnetic fields on the cardiovascular system of healthy volunteers and patients with cardiovascular pathology
    Yury I. Gurfinkel, Roman Y. Pishchalnikov and Alexander M. Tishin

    Section 5 - Commercial aspects of the use of magnetic technology in medicine
    20. The global market for “magnetic” medicine: commercial opportunities
    Alexander Kritskiy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 662
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: November 18, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128225332
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128225325

About the Editor

Alexander Tishin

Prof. Alexander Tishin is a professor at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, the founder of the AMT&C Group, and the Vice President of the Magnetic Society of Russia (MAGO). He is also a member of a row of working groups, the Supervisory Boards, and several organizing committees of international scientific and technological conferences. Prof. Tishin has authored and coauthored for 2 books, 3 book chapters, more than 200 scientific publications in refereed journals, and more than 50 patents. His works have given significant impulse in the development of magnetocaloric materials and magnetic refrigeration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, founder, AMT&C Group; Vice President, Magnetic Society of Russia (MAGO)

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