Robert B. Northrop
CRC Press; 2nd edition (October 24; 2017)
In the newly released second edition of Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis (NIMD), the authors discuss NIMD as an interdisciplinary field that is quickly expanding. The knowledge that Professor Robert B. Northrop has gained from teaching in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut for more than 35 years is the basis for the material included in this electronic textbook, which is now in its second edition. This PDF booklet focuses on the tools and processes that are used for non-invasive medical diagnosis and therapy. It also highlights the reasons why NIMD is the preferable procedure wherever possible, to avoid the risks and expenses involved with surgically opening the body surface. This second edition also covers a broad range of topics related to NIMD, such as: x-ray bone densitometry using the DEXA method; optical interferometric measurement of nanometer tissue displacements; tissue fluorescence spectroscopy; laser Doppler velocimetry; pulse oximetry; and applications of Raman spectroscopy in the detection of cancer, to name a few. This e-book is designed to be utilized by senior, junior, and graduate level students of Biomedical Engineering who are enrolled in an introductory level classroom course on Non-Invasive Medical Instrumentation and Measurements. Additionally, it will function as a reference book for medical students and other health professionals who are interested in the subject matter. This textbook will be useful to practicing physicians, nurses, physicists, and biophysicists who are interested in learning state-of-the-art procedures in this essential discipline. The second edition of Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis comes to a close with an extensive index, a bibliography, and a thorough lexicon that can be used for further reading and reference in the future.