Engineering in Medicine: Advances and Challenges documents the historical development, cutting-edge research and future perspectives on applying engineering technology to medical and healthcare challenges. The book contains 35 chapters under 5 sections that cover cardiovascular engineering, neuroengineering, cellular and molecular bioengineering, medical and biological imaging, and medical devices. The challenges and future perspectives of engineering in medicine are also discussed, along with novel methodologies that have been implemented in innovative medical device development. While this book will serve as an ideal resource for biomedical engineering researchers in universities and industry, it will also be useful for both undergraduate and graduate students.
- Presents a broad perspective on the state-of-the-art research in applying engineering technology to medical and healthcare challenges that cover cardiovascular engineering, neuroengineering, cellular and molecular bioengineering, medical and biological imaging, and medical devices
- Presents the challenges and future perspectives of engineering in medicine
- Written by members of the University of Minnesota's prestigious Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM), in collaboration with other experts around the world
Provisional table of contents
Section 1: Cardiovascular Engineering 1. Cardiac tissue engineering 2. Benchtop optical mapping approaches to study arrhythmias 3. A new era for improving cardiothoracic transplantations 4. Cardiac Ablation technologies 5. Visible Heart as a novel means to study cardiac device technologies 6. Cardiac pacemakers 7. Less invasive cardiac surgeries and transcatheter technologies
Section 2: Neuroengineering 8. TMS 9. tDCS 10. Optogentics 11. Neural recording and stimulation devices 12. Seizure Prediction
Section 3: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 13. Bioengineering Exogenic Organs and Cells for Regenerative Medicine 14. Modelling of cancer cell migration 15. Nano optical biosensing technologies
Section 4: Medical and Biological Imaging 16. Ultrahigh field functional MRI and neuoscience 17. Brain structure and fiber tracking imaging for PD patient at ultrahigh field 18. Advanced metabolic Imaging for studying brain energy and function 19. RF challenges and new solution for ultrahigh filed MRI 20. Ultrahigh field human body imaging
Section 5: Medical Devices 21. The medical device innovation process 22. Teaching innovation: workshops, NPDBD, fellows program, etc 23. 3D printing: role for prototyping and pre-surgical planning 24. The role of a MDC for promoting innovation with an academic institution 25. Virtual prototyping
Dr. Paul Iaizzo has been at the University of Minnesota since 1990, performing research and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. In 1997, Dr. Iaizzo and his coworkers began working on large mammalian isolated heart models, and thus the Visible Heart® laboratory was created in collaboration with Medtronic, Inc. Today, this lab is a premiere place to perform translational systems physiology research which ranges from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole body investigations. The Visible Heart® lab embodies a creative atmosphere which is energized by some of the best and brightest students at the University.