Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design

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John G. Webster
Wiley, 1995 - Medical - 814 pages
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Describes the principles, uses and design of medical instruments used most commonly in hospitals. Contains worked examples and more than 300 problems which cover a wide variety of applications ranging from analysis of electrocardiogram waves to identification of electric safety hazards. Features sections on the commercial development of medical instruments, biostatistics, the regulation of medical devices, MRI, positron emission tomography and Doppler ultrasonic imagers. Discusses the magnetoencephalogram, the cochlear prosthesis, implantable automatic defibrillators, drug diffusion pumps and the total artifical heart. Deals with the developing field of biosensors.

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This is a standard text used by many instrumentation courses. However, I found the information out of date. There is also insufficient amount of examples and end-of-chapter problems. Read full review

Contents

BASIC SENSORS AND PRINCIPLES
56
AMPLIFIERS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING
112
THE ORIGIN OF BIOPOTENTIALS
150
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About the author (1995)

John G. Webster is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. He is the editor of one of the most widely used text in biomedical engineering: Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, Third Edition (Wiley). In addition, he has developed 18 other books, including the Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation (Wiley), and about 150 research papers. He is the recipient of the 2001 IEEE-EMBS Career Achievement Award.

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