Magnetic Sensors and Actuators in Medicine

Magnetic Sensors and Actuators in Medicine

Materials, Devices, and Applications

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Horia Chiriac, Nicoleta Lupu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128232941

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Magnetic Sensors and Actuators in Medicine: Materials, Devices, and Applications provides an overview of the various sensors and actuators, their characteristics, role in the development of medical applications, the medical problems they solve, and future directions. The book brings together recent advances in the physics, chemistry and engineering of magnetic materials related to sensors and actuators that improve their functions in medical applications. The book describes the main applications of magnetic sensors and actuators, starting from the common and emerging magnetic materials, their principles of operation, the medical problems that they are used to address, and the latest achievements in the field.

Key Features

  • Reviews a wide range of magnetic sensors and actuators employed in medical applications such as diagnosis, surgery and therapy
  • Describes magnetic material-based sensors and actuators, including their operation principles, properties and optimization for specific applications
  • Includes examples of recent advances, such as emerging magnetic materials, magnetic nanowires, nanorods and/or nanotubes


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Chemists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Magnetic materials used in medical applications
    3. Magnetic materials-based medical devices for diagnosis, surgery and therapy
    4. Magnetic systems for control and manipulation of surgical instruments
    5. Magnetic field sensors in medical diagnosis
    6. Magnetically actuated systems for microfluidic applications
    7. Magnetic microactuators for displacing biological materials in implantable catheters
    8. Magnetic nanoparticles detection, manipulation and trapping; lab on chip devices
    9. Magnetic point-of-care systems for medical diagnosis
    10.Magnetic actuation of magnetic particles for medical therapies
    11. Magnetic sensors for evaluation of magnetic characteristics of nanoparticles
    12. Wireless power transfer technology for biomedical implants
    13. Magnetic nanowires/nanorods/nanotubes for medical sensing applications
    14. Magnetic microdevices for medical applications (micro-robots)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 525
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128232941

About the Editors

Horia Chiriac

Horia Chiriac received the BSc and PhD degrees in Physics from the “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania. Currently he is Senior Scientist and group leader at NIRDTP Iasi. His main research topics are preparation, characterization and applications of magnetic materials (amorphous and nanocrystalline ribbons, wires and glass covered wires, thin films and powders), including the correlation between preparation and magnetic properties, theoretical models for explanation of magnetization processes, magnetoelastic properties and new magnetic phenomena. His most recent application area is focused on the development of novel sensing devices for various industrial and medical applications. His interest in medical applications includes, sensors, magnetic hyperthermia, magneto-mechanic cancer therapy, magnetically assisted stem cell therapy and drug delivery. Prof. Chiriac has published more than 475 ISI papers, 9 book chapters and one monograph in Progress in Materials Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

“Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania

Nicoleta Lupu

Nicoleta Lupu received the Diploma Engineering degree in Technical Physics from the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania in 1996, and the MSc degree in Physics of Thin Films and PhD degree in Physics from the same University in 1997 and 2001, respectively. Currently she is Director of the NIRDTP Iasi, Romania. Her main research topics are: (i) production and characterization of amorphous and nanostructured metallic alloys, mainly bulk amorphous and nanocrystalline magnetic materials with soft and hard magnetic properties; (ii) theoretical studies on the correlation between the preparation conditions of disordered materials and their magnetic properties; (iii) magnetoelastic materials and their applications in sensors and transducers; (iv) development of magnetic materials aimed for medical applications, e.g. for cancer therapy, identification of biomolecules, cochlear prosthesis, microfluidic sensing. Dr. Lupu is co-author of more than 175 ISI papers, 6 book chapters and editor of 2 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania

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