Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems

  • James C. Lin

Part of the Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems book series (AEFL, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Maria J. Peters, Jeroen G. Stinstra, Siarhei Uzunbajakau, Narayanan Srinivasan
    Pages 1-40
  3. Ilkka Nissilä, Tommi Noponen, Jenni Heino, Timo Kajava, Toivo Katila
    Pages 77-129
  4. Koichi Shimizu
    Pages 131-154
  5. Frank S. Prato, Alex W. Thomas, Charles M. Cook
    Pages 155-187
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-227

About this book


Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems, published by Springer since 1994, presents state-of-the-art discussions in electromagnetism that influence the activities of living organisms. This focus affirms Springer's commitment to publish important reviews to add to the scientific and professional literature significant research larger in scope than journal articles.

Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems , Volume 4 begins with fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG), a noninvasive method of detecting components of the magnetic field produced by the electrical activity of the fetal heart. FMCG is experiencing steady growth, and is expected to gain influence in diagnosing certain congenital fetal heart defects while at the same time providing optimal care for patients. FMCG provides a distinct signal, free of maternal cardiac interference, which can be detected throughout the last half of pregnancy.


Other Key Topics:

-Noninvasive biomedical application of non-ionizing electromagnetic energy,

-Microwave thermoelastic imaging uses microwave-pulse-induced thermoelastic pressure waves to form planar or tomographic images,

-Mechanisms of light-tissue interaction in the near infrared region and different types of instruments used for diffuse optical imaging,

-Advances in reliable laser diodes and optical telemetry,

-ELF magnetic-field exposure and the pain system,

-Cyclotron resonance in enhancing the sensitivity of biological systems to magnetic fields.

Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems will be essential reading for all academics, bench scientists, and industry professionals wishing to take advantage of the latest and greatest in this continuously emerging field.



About the Editor:

Dr. James C. Lin is Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois - Chicago. Among other honors, Dr. Lin is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of AAAS, a Founding Fellow of AIMBE, and a recipient of the d'Arsonval Medal from the Bioelectromagnetics Society.


ELF ICR bioelectromagnetic bioelectromagnetic effects biotelemetry diffuse optical imaging extremely low frequency magnetic fields fetal magnetocardiography imaging low frequency magnetic fields magnetocardiography microwave thermoelastic tomography optical biotelemetry optical imaging pain therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • James C. Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23997-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-24024-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-2197
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