Biomedical Science and Technology

Recent Developments in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences

  • A. Atilla Hıncal
  • H. Süheyla Kaş

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Erhan Pişkin
    Pages 1-16
  3. Betül Arıca, H. Süheyla Kaş, A. Atilla Hıncal
    Pages 41-49
  4. Ali Türkyılmaz, Nevin Çelebi, Bilge Gönül, Hayat Alkan-Önyüksel
    Pages 65-72
  5. Sümer Peker, Şerife Helvacı, Handan Esen
    Pages 73-80
  6. İhsan Gürsel, N. Gürdal Alaeddinoğlu
    Pages 81-88
  7. Dilek Şendil, İhsan Gürsel, Donald L. Wise, Vasıf Hasırcı
    Pages 89-96
  8. Y. Murat Elçin
    Pages 109-116
  9. Alison Stacey, Glyn Stacey, Saime İ. Gürhan
    Pages 117-121
  10. Hadi Zareie, A. Patrick Gunning, Ferdi Özer, E. Volga Bulmuş, Andrew R. Kirby, A. Yousefi Rad et al.
    Pages 123-128
  11. Marie-Ange Benoit, Benoît Baras, Odile Poulain-Godefroy, Anne-Marie Schacht, André Capron, Jean Gillard et al.
    Pages 137-144
  12. Kezban Ulubayram, Nesrin Hasırcı
    Pages 145-153
  13. Erem Memişoğlu, Filiz Öner, H. Süheyla Kaş, Leila Zarif, Ayşe Ayhan, İhsan Başaran et al.
    Pages 155-161
  14. Saime Şahin
    Pages 163-170
  15. R. Darvari, D. L. Wise, V. N. Hasırcı, M. Boroujerdi, Debra J. Trantolo, Joseph D. Gresser
    Pages 171-181

About this book


Advancing with Biomedical Engineering Today, in most developed countries, modem hospitals have become centers of sophis­ ticated health care delivery using advanced technological methods. These have come from the emergence of a new interdisciplinary field and profession, commonly referred to as "Bio­ medical Engineering." Although what is included in the field of biomedical engineering is quite clear, there are some disagreements about its definition. In its most comprehensive meaning, biomedical engineering is the application of the principles and methods of engi­ neering and basic sciences to the understanding of the structure-function relationships in normal and pathological mammalian tissues, as well as the design and manufacture of prod­ ucts to maintain, restore, or improve tissue functions, thus assisting in the diagnosis and treat­ ment of patients. In this very broad definition, the field of biomedical engineering now includes: • System analysis (modeling, simulation, and control of the biological system) • Biomedical instrumentation (detection, measurement, and monitoring of physio­ logic signals) • Medical imaging (display of anatomic details or physiologic functions for diag­ nosis) • Biomaterials (development of materials used in prostheses or in medical devices) • Artificial organs (design and manufacture of devices for replacement or augmen­ tation of tissues or organs) • Rehabilitation (development oftherapeutic and rehabilitation procedures and de­ vices) • Diagnostics (development of expert systems for diagnosis of diseases) • Controlled drug delivery (development of systems for administration of drugs and other active agents in a controlled manner, preferably to the target area)


Monitor biomaterial biomedical engineering biomedical instrumentation biotechnology diagnosis diagnostics medical devices tissue tissue engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Atilla Hıncal
    • 1
  • H. Süheyla Kaş
    • 1
  1. 1.Hacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7440-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5349-6
  • About this book