Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology

Featuring leading researchers and clinicians, this volume covers materials associated with replacement or repair of tissues or entire tissue structures.

Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology

In considering ways that physics has helped advance biology and medicine, what typically comes to mind are the various tools used by researchers and clinicians. We think of the optics put to work in microscopes, endoscopes, and lasers; the advanced diagnostics permitted through magnetic, x-ray, and ultrasound imaging; and even the nanotools, that allow us to tinker with molecules. We build these instruments in accordance with the closest thing to absolute truths we know, the laws of physics, but seldom do we apply those same constants of physics to the study of our own carbon-based beings, such as fluidics applied to the flow of blood, or the laws of motion and energy applied to working muscle. Instead of considering one aspect or the other, Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology explores the full gamut of physics' relationship to biology and medicine in more than 40 chapters, written by experts from the lab to the clinic. The book begins with a basic description of specific biological features and delves into the physics of explicit anatomical structures starting with the cell. Later chapters look at the body's senses, organs, and systems, continuing to explain biological functions in the language of physics. The text then details various analytical modalities such as imaging and diagnostic methods. A final section turns to future perspectives related to tissue engineering, including the biophysics of prostheses and regenerative medicine. The editor's approach throughout is to address the major healthcare challenges, including tissue engineering and reproductive medicine, as well as development of artificial organs and prosthetic devices. The contents are organized by organ type and biological function, which is given a clear description in terms of electric, mechanical, thermodynamic, and hydrodynamic properties. In addition to the physical descriptions, each chapter discusses principles of related clini

Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology

The focus of this book is the use of physics and physical chemistry in biological organisms, in addition to the ... Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology is designed as a reference manual for professionals and students in the ...

Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology

In considering ways that physics has helped advance biology and medicine, what typically comes to mind are the various tools used by researchers and clinicians. We think of the optics put to work in microscopes, endoscopes, and lasers; the advanced diagnostics permitted through magnetic, x-ray, and ultrasound imaging; and even the nanotools, that allow us to tinker with molecules. We build these instruments in accordance with the closest thing to absolute truths we know, the laws of physics, but seldom do we apply those same constants of physics to the study of our own carbon-based beings, such as fluidics applied to the flow of blood, or the laws of motion and energy applied to working muscle. Instead of considering one aspect or the other, Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology explores the full gamut of physics’ relationship to biology and medicine in more than 40 chapters, written by experts from the lab to the clinic. The book begins with a basic description of specific biological features and delves into the physics of explicit anatomical structures starting with the cell. Later chapters look at the body's senses, organs, and systems, continuing to explain biological functions in the language of physics. The text then details various analytical modalities such as imaging and diagnostic methods. A final section turns to future perspectives related to tissue engineering, including the biophysics of prostheses and regenerative medicine. The editor’s approach throughout is to address the major healthcare challenges, including tissue engineering and reproductive medicine, as well as development of artificial organs and prosthetic devices. The contents are organized by organ type and biological function, which is given a clear description in terms of electric, mechanical, thermodynamic, and hydrodynamic properties. In addition to the physical descriptions, each chapter discusses principles of related clinical diagnostic methods and technological aspects of therapeutic applications. The final section on regenerative engineering, emphasizes biochemical and physiochemical factors that are important to improving or replacing biological functions. Chapters cover materials used for a broad range of applications associated with the replacement or repair of tissues or entire tissue structures.

Handbook of X ray Imaging

Medical Physics 11:287–95. Granfors, P.R. and R. Aufrichtig. 2000. Performance of a 41 ... Mammography Quality Control Manual. Reston, VA: American College of Radiology. ... Physics in Medicine and Biology 29:837–56. Lubberts, G. 1968.

Handbook of X ray Imaging

Containing chapter contributions from over 130 experts, this unique publication is the first handbook dedicated to the physics and technology of X-ray imaging, offering extensive coverage of the field. This highly comprehensive work is edited by one of the world’s leading experts in X-ray imaging physics and technology and has been created with guidance from a Scientific Board containing respected and renowned scientists from around the world. The book's scope includes 2D and 3D X-ray imaging techniques from soft-X-ray to megavoltage energies, including computed tomography, fluoroscopy, dental imaging and small animal imaging, with several chapters dedicated to breast imaging techniques. 2D and 3D industrial imaging is incorporated, including imaging of artworks. Specific attention is dedicated to techniques of phase contrast X-ray imaging. The approach undertaken is one that illustrates the theory as well as the techniques and the devices routinely used in the various fields. Computational aspects are fully covered, including 3D reconstruction algorithms, hard/software phantoms, and computer-aided diagnosis. Theories of image quality are fully illustrated. Historical, radioprotection, radiation dosimetry, quality assurance and educational aspects are also covered. This handbook will be suitable for a very broad audience, including graduate students in medical physics and biomedical engineering; medical physics residents; radiographers; physicists and engineers in the field of imaging and non-destructive industrial testing using X-rays; and scientists interested in understanding and using X-ray imaging techniques. The handbook's editor, Dr. Paolo Russo, has over 30 years’ experience in the academic teaching of medical physics and X-ray imaging research. He has authored several book chapters in the field of X-ray imaging, is Editor-in-Chief of an international scientific journal in medical physics, and has responsibilities in the publication committees of international scientific organizations in medical physics. Features: Comprehensive coverage of the use of X-rays both in medical radiology and industrial testing The first handbook published to be dedicated to the physics and technology of X-rays Handbook edited by world authority, with contributions from experts in each field

Dictionary and Handbook of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Imaging

Physics in Medicine and Biology Encyclopedia . T. F. McAinsh . Pergamon Press , New York . 1986 . Physics in Nuclear Medicine . 2nd Edition . James A. Sorenson , Michael E. Phelps . Grune and Stratton .

Dictionary and Handbook of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Imaging

This impressive dictionary/handbook presents the nomenclature characteristic of nuclear medicine, explaining the meaning and current usage of a large variety of terms. It is designed as a ready-to-use and simple guide, arranged in alphabetical order with additional basic information assembled in the appendices. The single volume offers a look into the multidisciplinary world of this specialty. The field of nuclear medicine has emerged as an integrated medical discipline. It is an example of the convergence of many scientific disciplines with those of medicine emphasizing the use of radionuclides in research, diagnosis and therapy. The dictionary/handbook will be of importance to individuals in nuclear medicine and the following fields: physics, instrumentation, techniques, computers, radiopharmacology and radiopharmacy, radioimmunoassay, radiobiology and radiation protection, quality control, math and statistics, nuclear science and technology, radiology, ultrasound, and nuclear magnetic resonance.

Handbook of Optimization in Medicine

Physics in Medicine and Biology, 35:1423–1434, 1993. [9] T.R. Bortfeld, J. Stein, and K. Preiser. Clinically relevant intensity modulation optimization using physical criteria. In D.D. Leavitt and G. Starkschall, editors, Proceedings of ...

Handbook of Optimization in Medicine

Handbook of Optimization in Medicine is devoted to examining the dramatic increase in the application of effective optimization techniques to the delivery of health care. The articles, written by experts, focus on models and algorithms that have led to more efficient and sophisticated treatments of patients. Topics covered include: optimization in medical imaging, classification and data mining with medical applications, treatment of epilepsy and other brain disorders, treatment of head-and-neck, prostate, and other cancers using conventional conformal and intensity-modulated radiation therapy as well as proton therapy, treatment selection for breast cancer based on new classification schemes, optimization for the genome project, optimal timing of organ transplants.

Handbook of Anatomical Models for Radiation Dosimetry

Chao, T.C. and Xu, X.G. Specific absorbed fractions from the image-based VIP-Man body model and EGS4-VLSI Monte Carlo code: Internal electron emitters, Physics in Medicine and Biology,46, 901, 2001.

Handbook of Anatomical Models for Radiation Dosimetry

Over the past few decades, the radiological science community has developed and applied numerous models of the human body for radiation protection, diagnostic imaging, and nuclear medicine therapy. The Handbook of Anatomical Models for Radiation Dosimetry provides a comprehensive review of the development and application of these computational models, known as "phantoms." An ambitious and unparalleled project, this pioneering work is the result of several years of planning and preparation involving 64 authors from across the world. It brings together recommendations and information sanctioned by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and documents 40 years of history and the progress of those involved with cutting-edge work with Monte Carlo Codes and radiation protection dosimetry. This volume was in part spurred on by the ICRP’s key decision to adopt voxelized computational phantoms as standards for radiation protection purposes. It is an invaluable reference for those working in that area as well as those employing or developing anatomical models for a a number of clinical applications. Assembling the work of nearly all major phantom developers around the world, this volume examines: The history of the research and development in computational phantoms Detailed accounts for each of the well-known phantoms, including the MIRD-5, GSF Voxel Family Phantoms, NCAT, UF Hybrid Pediatric Phantoms, VIP-Man, and the latest ICRP Reference Phantoms Physical phantoms for experimental radiation dosimetry The smallest voxel size (0.2 mm), phantoms developed from the Chinese Visible Human Project Applications for radiation protection dosimetry involving environmental, nuclear power plant, and internal contamination exposures Medical applications, including nuclear medicine therapy, CT examinations, x-ray radiological image optimization, nuclear medicine imaging, external photon and proton treatments, and management of respiration in modern image-guided radiation treatment Patient-specific phantoms used for radiation treatment planning involving two Monte Carlo code systems: GEANT4 and EGS Future needs for research and development Related data sets are available for download on the authors’ website. The breadth and depth of this work enables readers to obtain a unique sense of the complete scientific process in computational phantom development, from the conception of an idea, to the identification of original anatomical data, to solutions of various computing problems, and finally, to the ownership and sharing of results in this groundbreaking field that holds so much promise.

Handbook of Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention

... 1759-4774) 14 (3) (Oct. 2016) 169–186, https://doi.org/10.1038/nrclinonc.2016.162, ISSN 1759-4782. [12] Stephen S.F. Yip, Hugo J.W.L. Aerts, Applications and limitations of radiomics, Physics in Medicine and Biology (ISSN 0031-9155) ...

Handbook of Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention

Handbook of Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention presents important advanced methods and state-of-the art research in medical image computing and computer assisted intervention, providing a comprehensive reference on current technical approaches and solutions, while also offering proven algorithms for a variety of essential medical imaging applications. This book is written primarily for university researchers, graduate students and professional practitioners (assuming an elementary level of linear algebra, probability and statistics, and signal processing) working on medical image computing and computer assisted intervention. Presents the key research challenges in medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention Written by leading authorities of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society Contains state-of-the-art technical approaches to key challenges Demonstrates proven algorithms for a whole range of essential medical imaging applications Includes source codes for use in a plug-and-play manner Embraces future directions in the fields of medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention

Using the Engineering Literature

Petroleum Engineering Handbook 499 Petroleum Engineering Handbook for the Practicing Engineer 502 Petroleum Equipment ... 129 Physics Abstracts 234 Physics of Fluids 57 Physics in Medicine and Biology 111 Physics in Medicine and Biology ...

Using the Engineering Literature

The field of engineering is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, and there is an ever-growing need for engineers to investigate engineering and scientific resources outside their own area of expertise. However, studies have shown that quality information-finding skills often tend to be lacking in the engineering profession. Using the Engineerin

Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning Interdisciplinary Concepts

Physics in Medicine andBiology, 38, 337. doi:10.1088/0031-9155/38/3/001 Craddock, P., Fehr, J., Brigham, K. L., Kronenberg, R. S., & Jacobs, H. S. (1977). Complement and leukocytemediated pulmonary dysfunction in hemodialysis.

Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning  Interdisciplinary Concepts

Description based on: v. 2, copyrighted in 2012.

Omnidirectional Inductive Powering for Biomedical Implants

Physics in Medicine and Biology 42,479–490 (1997) Directive 2004/40/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 29 April 2004, ... Physics in Medicine and Biology 51,2339–2352 (2006) Finkenzeller, K.: RFID Handbook.

Omnidirectional Inductive Powering for Biomedical Implants

Omnidirectional Inductive Powering for Biomedical Implants investigates the feasibility of inductive powering for capsule endoscopy and freely moving systems in general. The main challenge is the random position and orientation of the power receiving system with respect to the emitting magnetic field. Where classic inductive powering assumes a predictable or fixed alignment of the respective coils, the remote system is now free to adopt just any orientation while still maintaining full power capabilities. Before elaborating on different approaches towards omnidirectional powering, the design and optimisation of a general inductive power link is discussed in all its aspects. Special attention is paid to the interaction of the inductive power link with the patient’s body. Putting theory into practice, the implementation of an inductive power link for a capsule endoscope is included in a separate chapter.

Johns and Cunningham s The Physics of Radiology

218 Medical Physics 45 e53–e83 Mora G M, Maio A and Rogers D W 1999 Monte Carlo simulation of a typical 60Co therapy ... with thin thermoluminescent dosimeters Acta Radiologica-Therapy Physics Biology 15 427–32 Oborn B M, Kolling S, ...

Johns and Cunningham s The Physics of Radiology

The fifth edition of this respected book encompasses all the advances and changes that have been made since it was last revised. It not only presents new ideas and information, it shifts its emphases to accurately reflect the inevitably changing perspectives in the field engendered by progress in the understanding of radiological physics. The rapid development of computing technology in the three decades since the publication of the fourth edition has enabled the equally rapid expansion of radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and radiobiology. The understanding of these clinical disciplines is dependent on an appreciation of the underlying physics. The basic radiation physics of relevance to clinical oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine has undergone little change over the last 70 years, so much of the material in the introductory chapters retains the essential flavour of the fourth edition, updated as required. This book is written to help the practitioners in these fields understand the physical science, as well as to serve as a basic tool for physics students who intend working as medical radiation physicists in these clinical fields. It is the authors’ hope that students and practitioners alike will find the fifth edition of The Physics of Radiology lucid and straightforward.

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

Physician's handbook for evaluation of cardiovascular and physical fitness . see Tennessee Heart Association . Physical Exercise Committee . Physics for biology and medicine Richardson , I. W. see see see Physics for biology and pre ...

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

Handbook on Radiation Probing Gauging Imaging and Analysis

B. A. Brooks and G. Di Chiro, “Principles of computer assisted tomography (CAT) in radiographic and radioisotopic imaging,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 21, pp. 689–732, 1976. C. L. Morgan, Basic Principles of Computed ...

Handbook on Radiation Probing  Gauging  Imaging and Analysis

The need for this book arose from my teaching, engineering, and - search experience in the non-power aspects of nuclear technology. The lack of a comprehensive textbook in industrial applications of radiation frustrated my students, who had to resort to a multitude of textbooks and research publications to familiarize themselves with the fundam- tal and practical aspects of radiation technology. As an engineer, I had to acquire the design aspects of radiation devices by trial-and-error, and often by accidental reading of a precious publication. As a researcher and a supervisor of graduate students, I found that the needed literature was either hard to find, or too scattered and diverse. More than once, I discovered that what appeared to be an exciting new idea was an old concept that was tried a few decades earlier during the golden era of “Atom for Peace”. I am hoping, therefore, that this book will serve as a single comprehensive reference source in a growing field that I expect will continue to expand. This book is directed to both neophytes and experts, and is written to combine the old and the new, the basic and the advanced, the simple and the complex. It is anticipated that this book will be of help in - viving older concepts, improving and expanding existing techniques and promoting the development of new ones.

Handbook of Tissue Optical Clearing

... spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography, Journal of Biomedical Optics 21(8), 081210 (2016). 12. B.C. Wilson, M.S. Patterson, The physics, biophysics and technology of photodynamic therapy, Physics in Medicine and Biology ...

Handbook of Tissue Optical Clearing

Biomedical photonics is currently one of the fastest growing fields, connecting research in physics, optics, and electrical engineering coupled with medical and biological applications. It allows for the structural and functional analysis of tissues and cells with resolution and contrast unattainable by any other methods. However, the major challenges of many biophotonics techniques are associated with the need to enhance imaging resolution even further to the sub-cellular level as well as translate them for in vivo studies. The tissue optical clearing method uses immersion of tissues into optical clearing agents (OCAs) that reduces the scattering of tissue and makes tissue more transparent and this method has been successfully used ever since. This book is a self-contained introduction to tissue optical clearing, including the basic principles and in vitro biological applications, from in vitro to in vivo tissue optical clearing methods, and combination of tissue optical clearing and various optical imaging for diagnosis. The chapters cover a wide range of issues related to the field of tissue optical clearing: mechanisms of tissue optical clearing in vitro and in vivo; traditional and innovative optical clearing agents; recent achievements in optical clearing of different tissues (including pathological tissues) and blood for optical imaging diagnosis and therapy. This book provides a comprehensive account of the latest research and possibilities of utilising optical clearing as an instrument for improving the diagnostic effectiveness of modern optical diagnostic methods. The book is addressed to biophysicist researchers, graduate students and postdocs of biomedical specialties, as well as biomedical engineers and physicians interested in the development and application of optical methods in medicine. Key features: The first collective reference to collate all known knowledge on this topic Edited by experts in the field with chapter contributions from subject area specialists Brings together the two main approaches in immersion optical clearing into one cohesive book

Routledge Handbook of Sports Therapy Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine. 35 (3): 235–256 Wells, P.N.T. (1977) Ultrasonics in medicine and biology. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 22: 629–669 Wilcock, I.M., Cronin, J.B. and Hing, W.A. (2006) Physiological response to water immersion: A ...

Routledge Handbook of Sports Therapy  Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation

The work of a sports therapist is highly technical and requires a confident, responsible and professional approach. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Therapy, Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive and authoritative reference for those studying or working in this field and is the first book to comprehensively cover all of the following areas: Sports Injury Aetiology Soft Tissue Injury Healing Clinical Assessment in Sports Therapy Clinical Interventions in Sports Therapy Spinal and Peripheral Anatomy, Injury Assessment and Management Pitch-side Trauma Care Professionalism and Ethics in Sports Therapy The Handbook presents principles which form the foundation of the profession and incorporates a set of spinal and peripheral regional chapters which detail functional anatomy, the injuries common to those regions, and evidence-based assessment and management approaches. Its design incorporates numerous photographs, figures, tables, practitioner tips and detailed sample Patient Record Forms. This book is comprehensively referenced and multi-authored, and is essential to anyone involved in sports therapy, from their first year as an undergraduate, to those currently in professional practice.

Biomedical Photonics Handbook Second Edition

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Biomedical Photonics Handbook  Second Edition

Shaped by Quantum Theory, Technology, and the Genomics Revolution The integration of photonics, electronics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of medicine. This topic has recently experienced an explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature and the cost-effectiveness of photonic modalities in medical diagnostics and therapy. The second edition of the Biomedical Photonics Handbook presents recent fundamental developments as well as important applications of biomedical photonics of interest to scientists, engineers, manufacturers, teachers, students, and clinical providers. The first volume, Fundamentals, Devices, and Techniques, focuses on the fundamentals of biophotonics, optical techniques, and devices. Represents the Collective Work of over 150 Scientists, Engineers, and Clinicians Designed to display the most recent advances in instrumentation and methods, as well as clinical applications in important areas of biomedical photonics to a broad audience, this three-volume handbook provides an inclusive forum that serves as an authoritative reference source for a broad audience involved in the research, teaching, learning, and practice of medical technologies. What’s New in This Edition: A wide variety of photonic biochemical sensing technologies has already been developed for clinical monitoring of physiological parameters, such as blood pressure, blood chemistry, pH, temperature, and the presence of pathological organisms or biochemical species of clinical importance. Advanced photonic detection technologies integrating the latest knowledge of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics allow sensing of early disease states, thus revolutionizing the medicine of the future. Nanobiotechnology has opened new possibilities for detection of biomarkers of disease, imaging single molecules, and in situ diagnostics at the single-cell level. In addition to these state-of-the-art advancements, the second edition contains new topics and chapters including: • Fiber Optic Probe Design • Laser and Optical Radiation Safety • Photothermal Detection • Multidimensional Fluorescence Imaging • Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging • Molecular Contrast Optical Coherence Tomography • Multiscale Photoacoustics • Polarized Light for Medical Diagnostics • Quantitative Diffuse Reflectance Imaging • Interferometric Light Scattering • Nonlinear Interferometric Vibrational Imaging • Multimodality Theranostics Nanoplatforms • Nanoscintillator-Based Therapy • SERS Molecular Sentinel Nanoprobes • Plasmonic Coupling Interference Nanoprobes Comprised of three books: Volume I: Fundamentals, Devices, and Techniques; Volume II: Biomedical Diagnostics; and Volume III: Therapeutics and Advanced Biophotonics, this second edition contains eight sections, and provides introductory material in each chapter. It also includes an overview of the topic, an extensive collection of spectroscopic data, and lists of references for further reading.

Radiation Therapy Dosimetry

A Practical Handbook Arash Darafsheh ... “Selection of bone dosimetry models for application in Monte Carlo simulations to provide CT scanner-spe- cific organ dose coefficients,” Physics in Medicine and Biology 63(12), 125015 (2018).

Radiation Therapy Dosimetry

This comprehensive book covers the everyday use and underlying principles of radiation dosimeters used in radiation oncology clinics. It provides an up-to-date reference spanning the full range of current modalities with emphasis on practical know-how. The main audience is medical physicists, radiation oncology physics residents, and medical physics graduate students. The reader gains the necessary tools for determining which detector is best for a given application. Dosimetry of cutting edge techniques from radiosurgery to MRI-guided systems to small fields and proton therapy are all addressed. Main topics include fundamentals of radiation dosimeters, brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy dosimetry, and dosimetry of imaging modalities. Comprised of 30 chapters authored by leading experts in the medical physics community, the book: Covers the basic principles and practical use of radiation dosimeters in radiation oncology clinics across the full range of current modalities. Focuses on providing practical guidance for those using these detectors in the clinic. Explains which detector is more suitable for a particular application. Discusses the state of the art in radiotherapy approaches, from radiosurgery and MR-guided systems to advanced range verification techniques in proton therapy. Gives critical comparisons of dosimeters for photon, electron, and proton therapies.

CRC Handbook of Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Dewhurst , D. J. , Physical Instrumentation in Medicine and Biology , Pergamon Press , New York , 1966 . Glasser , O. , Medical Physics , Vol . 1 , Year Book Publishers , Chicago , 1944 . Glasser , O. , Medical Physics , Vol .

CRC Handbook of Engineering in Medicine and Biology


Integrated Microsystems

... correction for approximate circular cone-beam computed tomography, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 53, 6267-6289, 2008. ... Hamamatsu Photonics K. K.—Solid state division, X-ray flat panel sensor application manual, rev. 4.3.

Integrated Microsystems

As rapid technological developments occur in electronics, photonics, mechanics, chemistry, and biology, the demand for portable, lightweight integrated microsystems is relentless. These devices are getting exponentially smaller, increasingly used in everything from video games, hearing aids, and pacemakers to more intricate biomedical engineering and military applications. Edited by Kris Iniewski, a revolutionary in the field of advanced semiconductor materials, Integrated Microsystems: Electronics, Photonics, and Biotechnology focuses on techniques for optimized design and fabrication of these intelligent miniaturized devices and systems. Composed of contributions from experts in academia and industry around the world, this reference covers processes compatible with CMOS integrated circuits, which combine computation, communications, sensing, and actuation capabilities. Light on math and physics, with a greater emphasis on microsystem design and configuration and electrical engineering, this book is organized in three sections—Microelectronics and Biosystems, Photonics and Imaging, and Biotechnology and MEMs. It addresses key topics, including physical and chemical sensing, imaging, smart actuation, and data fusion and management. Using tables, figures, and equations to help illustrate concepts, contributors examine and explain the potential of emerging applications for areas including biology, nanotechnology, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, and photonics.

Polymers for Vascular and Urogenital Applications

Evaluation of 3D modalityindependent elastography for breast imaging a simulation study. Physics in Medicine and Biology 53:147. Phillips, G.O., and Williams, P.A. 2009. Handbook of Hydrocolloids. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Polymers for Vascular and Urogenital Applications

In a carefully crafted, multidisciplinary, skillfully focused format, Polymers for Vascular and Urogenital Applications covers attributes of polymers used for vascular, urological, and gynecological materials. It provides a brief analysis of how the use of polymers in vascular and urogenital applications has evolved in the past five decades and out