The Clinical Engineering Handbook meets a long felt need for a comprehensive book on all aspects of clinical engineering that is a suitable reference in hospitals, classrooms, workshops, and governmental and non-governmental organization. The Handbook’s thirteen sections address the following areas: Clinical Engineering; Models of Clinical Engineering Practice; Technology Management; Safety Education and Training; Design, Manufacture, and Evaluation and Control of Medical Devices; Utilization and Service of Medical Devices; Information Technology; and Professionalism and Ethics. The Clinical Engineering Handbook provides the reader with prospects for the future of clinical engineering as well as guidelines and standards for best practice around the world. From telemedicine and IT issues, to sanitation and disaster planning, it brings together all the important aspects of clinical engineering.
Chairman of the Clinical Engineering Division Board at the IFMBE and Chairman of the Education and Training Committee at the IUPESM. Clinical Engineering consultant and advisor, Adjunct Professor in Clinical Engineering at the University of Florence (Italy), and member of IFMBE, EMBS, IEEE. Dr. Ernesto Iadanza received both his MSc degree (Electronics Engineering - biomedical curriculum) and his PhD degree (Telematics) at the University of Florence (Italy). He is the founder and coordinator of the Biomedical Committee - Association of Professional Engineers, Florence. He was awarded with the IBM Faculty Award in 2013.
This contributed book contains chapters from international experts, who provide their solutions, experiences, and the successful methodologies they have applied to solve common problems in the area of healthcare technology. Topics include compliance with the European Directive on Medical Devices 93/42/EEC, European Norms EN 60601-1-6, EN 62366, and the American Standards ANSI/AAMI HE75: 2009.
Content coverage includes decision support systems, clinical complex systems, and human factor engineering. Examples are fully supported with case studies, and global perspective is maintained throughout. This book is ideal for clinical engineers, biomedical engineers, hospital administrators and medical technology manufacturers.Presents clinical systems engineering in a way that will help users answer many questions relating to clinical systems engineering and its relationship to future healthcare needsExplains how to assess new healthcare technologies and what are the most critical issues in their managementProvides information on how to carry out risk analysis for new technological systems or medical softwareContains tactics on how to improve the quality and usability of medical devices
principles of electro-medical equipment,
Handbook of Biomedical Instrumentation
also includes information on the principles of
operation and the performance parameters of a
wide range of instruments.
Broadly, this comprehensive handbook
■ recording and monitoring instruments
■ measurement and analysis techniques
■ modern imaging systems
■ therapeutic equipment
This 3rd Edition has been thoroughly revised
and updated taking into account technological
innovations and introduction of new and
improved methods of medical diagnosis and
Capturing recent developments and discussing
new topics, the 3rd Edition includes a separate
chapter on ‘Telemedicine Technology’, which
shows how information and communication
technologies have made significant contribution
in better diagnosis and treatment of patients and
management of health facilities. Alongside,
there is coverage of new implantable devices as
increasingly such devices are being preferred
for treatment, particularly in neurological
stimulation for pain management, epilepsy,
bladder control, etc.
The 3rd Edition also appropriately addresses
‘Point of Care’ equipment: as some technologies
become easier to use and less expensive
and equipment becomes more transportable,
even complex technologies can diffuse out of
hospitals and institutional settings into outpatient
facilities and patient’s homes.
With expanded coverage, this exhaustive and
comprehensive handbook would be useful for
biomedical physicists and engineers, students,
doctors, physiotherapists, and manufacturers of
In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine's fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the nonspecialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science.