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Heart Mechanics: Magnetic Resonance Imaging—The Complete Guide

El-Sayed H. Ibrahim
May 10, 2017

This book details the latest research on magnetic resonance (MRI) tagging technology related to heart mechanics. The book compare and contrast different tagging techniques, explain different imaging sequences and post processing algorithms, and associate the tagging techniques with different...

Radiation in Medicine and Biology

Pandit B. Vidyasagar, Sagar S. Jagtap, Omprakash Yemul
May 08, 2017

This book focuses on the conventional and emerging applications of radiations, which include radio waves and ultraviolet and gamma radiations. It discusses new techniques in radiation therapy and the effects of ionizing radiations on biological systems. The applications of radiations in the...

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Second Edition

Gilson Khang
May 02, 2017

Millions of patients suffer from end-stage organ failure or tissue loss annually, and the only solution might be organ and/or tissue transplantation. To avoid poor biocompatibility–related problems and donor organ shortage, however, around 20 years ago a new, hybridized method combining cells and...

Hemodialysis Membranes: For Engineers to Medical Practitioners

Sirshendu De, Anirban Roy
May 02, 2017

Book initiates with introductory material to hemodialysis technology and its historical evolution and later on divulging into the field of biomaterials. With this background, the book discusses selection criteria of a suitable biomaterial for synthesis of haemodialysis membranes along with...

OMICS: Applications in Biomedical, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Debmalya Barh, Vasudeo Zambare, Vasco Azevedo
April 28, 2017

With the advent of new technologies and acquired knowledge, the number of fields in omics and their applications in diverse areas are rapidly increasing in the postgenomics era. Such emerging fields—including pharmacogenomics, toxicogenomics, regulomics, spliceomics, metagenomics, and...

EEG/ERP Analysis: Methods and Applications

Kamel Nidal, Aamir Saeed Malik
April 27, 2017

Changes in the neurological functions of the human brain are often a precursor to numerous degenerative diseases. Advanced EEG systems and other monitoring systems used in preventive diagnostic procedures incorporate innovative features for brain monitoring functions such as real-time automated...

Heart Mechanics: Magnetic Resonance Imaging—Mathematical Modeling, Pulse Sequences, and Image Analysis

El-Sayed H. Ibrahim
April 18, 2017

MRI techniques have been recently introduced for non-invasive qualification of regional myocardial mechanics, which is not achievable with other imaging modalities. Covering more than twenty-three years of developments in MRI techniques for accessing heart mechanics, this book provides a plethora...

Natural-Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Tatiana G. Volova, Yuri S. Vinnik, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, Nadejda M. Markelova, Gennady E. Zaikov
April 18, 2017

This new book presents the authors’ biomedical studies of natural degradable biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates [PHAs]) and discusses the demand for medical-grade materials and modern trends, focusing on the present status and future potential of PHAs. The authors present and summarize their most...

Conductive Polymers: Electrical Interactions in Cell Biology and Medicine

Ze Zhang, Mahmoud Rouabhia, Simon E. Moulton
April 14, 2017

This book is dedicated to the field of conductive polymers, focusing on electrical interactions with biological systems. It addresses the use of conductive polymers as the conducting interface for electrical communications with the biological system, both in vitro and in vivo. It provides an...

Heart Mechanics: Magnetic Resonance Imaging—Advanced Techniques, Clinical Applications, and Future Trends

El-Sayed H. Ibrahim
April 14, 2017

Based on research and clinical trials, this book details the latest research in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tagging technology related to heart mechanics. It covers clinical applications and examines future trends, providing a guide for future uses of MRI technology for studying heart...

Tissue Engineering: Principles and Practices

John P. Fisher, Antonios G. Mikos, Joseph D. Bronzino, Donald R. Peterson
April 13, 2017

Tissue engineering research continues to captivate the interest of researchers and the general public alike. Popular media outlets like The New York Times, Time, and Wired continue to engage a wide audience and foster excitement for the field as regenerative medicine inches toward becoming a...

Biosensors: An Introductory Textbook

Jagriti Narang, C.S. Pundir
April 11, 2017

Nanotechnology is a budding field and has a pivotal role in sensing. Nanomaterials exist in various forms such as nanoparticles, nanoclusters, nanobelts, and nanospheres. These nanomaterials act as sensing interfaces and immobilization surfaces for various biomolecules such as enzymes, DNA, and...