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Introduction: Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
Getting Started With Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering ‘Bio’ denotes all things which are connected with life. Firstly man has learned the use of herbs for treatment and the knowledge of botany becomes essential for the practitioner of medicine. Gradually man has learned to apply laws of physics and chemistry to living things which has led to the evolution of sciences of biophysics and biochemistry. In recent years, there has been rapid progress in the field of the health care.
The need to effectively utilize high technology equipment and systems in the healthcare necessitates the expertise of clinical engineers, hospital physicians, and computer scientists. Hardly any patient today would pass through a hospital or even a family physician’s chamber without the use of this technology.
The knowledge of basic engineering and the need for biomedical engineers in health care is increasingly accepted. The biomedical engineering is the intermarriage of engineering and medicine.
The biomedical engineering as a subject has been introduced in the engineering courses to equip the engineering graduates to work in the healthcare industry. It is, therefore, essential for engineering students of almost all disciplines to have a sound knowledge of biomedical engineering. This book is designed to explain the fundamentals of biomedical engineering in the areas of biomechanics, biofluid flow, biomaterials, bio instrumentations and in use of computing in biomedical engineering. Though this book is chiefly based on the syllabus of Uttar Pradesh Technical University, an effort has been made to cover the syllabus of several other universities as well as based on my experience of teaching.
Table of Contents For Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
Concepts of Physics, Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics
Biomechanics of Bone
Biomechanics of Soft Tissues
Mechanics of the Spinal Column
Mechanics of Upper Limbs
Mechanics of Lower Limbs
The Cardiovascular System and Blood Flow
The Respiratory System
Kidney and Blood Flow
Prosthesis and Therapeutic Devices
Biodegradable Polymeric Biomaterials
Orthopedic Prostheses Fixation
Physiological Signals and Transducers
Digital Image Acquisition and Processing
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radioisotopes and Radiotherapy