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Data in Medicine: Collection, Processing and Presentation

A Physical-Technical Introduction for Physicians and Biologists

  • Robert S. Reneman
  • Jan Strackee

Part of the Instrumentation and Techniques in Clinical Medicine book series (ITCM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Leo Vroman
    Pages 1-10
  3. L. H. van der Tweel, J. Verburg
    Pages 11-51
  4. Richard B. King, James B. Bassingthwaighte
    Pages 79-113
  5. Harold Wayland
    Pages 115-144
  6. Henk G. Goovaerts, Henk H. Ros, Hans Schneider
    Pages 181-205
  7. John D. Laird
    Pages 207-225
  8. Jan Strackee, Adriaan van Oosterom
    Pages 227-258
  9. John H. Annegers
    Pages 259-277
  10. Linda Reynolds, Herbert Spencer, Robert S. Reneman
    Pages 279-322
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 323-330

About this book

Introduction

Nowadays clinical medicine is to a great extent dependent on techniques and instrumentation. Not infrequently, instrumentation is so complicated that technical specialists are required to perform the measurements and to process the data. Interpretation of the results, however, generally has to be done by physicians. For proper interpretation of data and good com­ munication with technical specialists, knowledge of, among other things, principle, advantages, limitations and applicability of the used techniques is necessary. Besides, this knowledge is required for critical comparison of systems to measure a certain variable. Critical evaluation as well as com­ parison of techniques and instruments ought to be an essential component of medical practice. In general, basic techniques and instrumentation are not taught in medi­ cal schools nor during residencies. Therefore, physicians themselves have to collect practical information about principle, advantages and limitations of techniques and instruments when using them in clinical medicine. This practical information, focussed on the specific techniques used in the various disciplines, is usually difficult to obtain from handbooks and manufacturers' manuals. Hence a new series of books is started on instru­ mentation and techniques in clinical medicine.

Keywords

Flutter classification diagnosis medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. Reneman
    • 1
  • Jan Strackee
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Faculty, Biomedical CentreUniversity of LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Medical FacultyUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9309-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9311-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9309-9
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