Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy

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CRC Press, Nov 19, 2007 - Medical - 400 pages
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From cell phones to treating cancer, EM energy plays a part in many of the innovations that we take for granted everyday. A basic force of nature, like nuclear energy or gravity, this energy can be harnessed and used, but still holds the potential to be harmful. The question remains, how safe are EM products? Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy provides a review of cutting-edge research in EM health effects and EM therapy along with emerging areas of bioengineering and biomedical engineering.

The book allows you to

Understand the necessary EM theory in the context of its interaction with the human body

Review cutting-edge research on EM health effects and EM therapy

Explore techniques developed to ensure adequate EM and thermal dosimetry required for health effects and thermal therapy

Strengthen your understanding of the rapidly emerging areas of bioengineering and biomedical engineering

Taking a transdisciplinary approach drawn from several intellectual streams that include physics, epidemiology, medicine, environment, risk assessment, and various disciplines of engineering, this book ventures into the conflicting studies to access research on bioeffects and therapeutic applications of EM energy. It is the only resource currently available that covers bioeffects and risk assessment of both extremely low frequency (ELF) fields and radiofrequency radiation (RFR) along with the recent developments in thermal therapy and imaging techniques.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Fundamental Concepts in Electromagnetics
1
Chapter 2 Electromagnetic Interactions with Biological Systems
29
Chapter 3 Guidelines and Measurement for Electric and Magnetic Fields
59
Chapter 4 Bioeffects of Electric and Magnetic Fields
83
Chapter 5 Radio Frequency Standards and Dosimetry
119
Chapter 6 Bioeffects and Health Implications of Radiofrequency Radiation
149
Chapter 7 Electromagnetic Risk Analysis
179
Chapter 8 Electromagnetic Therapy
199
Chapter 9 Electromagnetic Hyperthermia
221
Chapter 10 Radio Frequency and Microwave Ablation
265
Chapter 11 Electromagnetic and Thermal Dosimetry
311
Chapter 12 Thermometry and Imaging
337
Acronyms and Abbreviations
361
Index
365
Back cover
379
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