Robert B. Northrop
CRC Press; 2nd edition (October 24; 2017)
Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis; 2nd Edition discusses NIMD as a rapidly growing; interdisciplinary field. The contents within this second edition etextbook is derived from Professor Robert B. Northrop’s experience teaching for over thirty five years in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. The PDF ebook focuses on the instruments and procedures which are used for non-invasive medical diagnosis and therapy; highlighting why NIMD is the preferred procedure; whenever possible; to avoid the risks and expenses associated with surgically opening the body surface. This second edition also covers a wide spectrum of NIMD topics including: x-ray bone densitometry by the DEXA method; optical interferometric measurement of nanometer tissue displacements; tissue fluorescence spectroscopy; laser Doppler velocimetry; pulse oximetry; and applications of Raman spectroscopy in detecting cancer; to name a few. This ebook is intended for use in an introductory classroom course on Non-Invasive Medical Instrumentation and Measurements taken by seniors; juniors; and graduate students in Biomedical Engineering. It will also serve as a reference book for medical students and other health professionals intrigued by the topic. Practicing physicians; nurses; physicists; and biophysicists interested in learning state of the art techniques in this critical field will also find this textbook valuable. Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis; 2nd Edition concludes with an expansive index; bibliography; as well as a comprehensive glossary for future reference and reading.