By W. Mark Saltzman
This can be a terrific textual content for an creation to biomedical engineering. The e-book provides the elemental technological know-how wisdom utilized by biomedical engineers at a degree available to all scholars and illustrates the 1st steps in utilising this data to unravel difficulties in human medication. Biomedical engineering now features a variety of fields of specialization together with bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. This advent to bioengineering assembles foundational assets from molecular and mobile biology and body structure and relates them to varied sub-specialties of biomedical engineering. the 1st elements of the booklet current simple details in molecular/cellular biology and human body structure; quantitative strategies are under pressure in those sections. Comprehension of those easy lifestyles technological know-how ideas presents the context during which biomedical engineers engage. The 3rd a part of the booklet introduces the sub-specialties in biomedical engineering, and emphasizes - via examples and profiles of individuals within the box - the kinds of difficulties biomedical engineers clear up.
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Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which maps the diffusion of water in the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Photo courtesy of A Brock and L Staib, Yale University. C. Collection of proteins that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, called an Alzheimer’s plaque. Photo credit: BRACE-Alzheimer’s Research Registered UK Charity No. 297965. ) biological molecules—proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids—that will be explored in more detail throughout the rest of the book.
For this reason, biomedical engineering is conveniently divided into subdivisions that reflect the kinds of tools that are best used to approach the problem of interest and the nature of the problem itself. Understanding each of these subdivisions—and recognizing the similarities and the differences between them—is another way of seeing what biomedical engineering is about. The next few paragraphs describe briefly the subdivisions that we will explore in this book. 2 Subdisciplines of biomedical engineering Subspecialty Examples Systems biology and Bioinformatics Modeling of cellular networks DNA sequence analysis Microarray technology Chapters 3 and 16 Physiological modeling Physiology of excitable cells Dynamics of the microcirculation Models of cellular mechanics Pharmacokinetic models of chemotherapy drugs Chapters 6–9 Biomechanics Gait analysis Prosthetic joints and limbs Cellular mechanics Chapter 10 Biomedical instrumentation and Biomedical sensors Electrocardiogram Cardiac pacemaker Glucose sensor O2 sensor pH sensor Chapter 11 Biomedical imaging Radiographic imaging Ultrasound imaging Magnetic resonance imaging Optical imaging Chapter 12 Biomolecular engineering and Biotechnology Drug-delivery systems Artificial skin (tissue engineering) Protein engineering Chromatography and other separation methods Vaccines Chapters 13 and 14 Artificial organs Biomaterials Hemodialysis Artificial heart Chapter 15 PHYSIOLOGICAL MODELING Biomedical engineers are experts in physiology and mathematics, so it is not surprising that they have been pioneers in the development of physiological models.
19 Introduction: What Is Biomedical Engineering? description of biomolecular engineering into three sections: a general introduction (Chapter 13), a more specialized treatment concerning applications in the immune system such as vaccines (Chapter 14), and a more detailed description of treatments for cancer (Chapter 16), which combines biomolecular engineering, radiation physics, and imaging. 14 Synthetic materials can be combined with biological components to produce devices that function like tissues and organs.
Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology by W. Mark Saltzman