Biomedical and Life Physics

Proceedings of the Second Gauss Symposium, 2–8th August 1993, Munich

  • Dhanjoo N. Ghista

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Metabolic Control, Gowth, and Optimization

    1. J. C. Liao, J. Delgado
      Pages 7-23
    2. H. V. Westerhoff, M. Bier, D. Molenaar, E. C. Spoelstra, J. Lankelma, A. P. M. Jongsma et al.
      Pages 25-31
    3. E. Meléndez-Hevia, T. G. Waddell, J. Sicilia
      Pages 49-59
    4. W. Düchting, T. Ginsberg, W. Ulmer
      Pages 61-69
    5. R. Heinrich
      Pages 85-99
    6. I. Bernhardt, S. Richter, K. Denner, R. Heinrich
      Pages 145-154
  3. Electrocardiography: Processes and Analyses

    1. F. Montero, J. C. Nuño, M. A. Andrade, C. Pérez-Iratxeta, F. Morán, E. Meléndez-Hevia
      Pages 155-168
    2. P. Colli Franzone, L. Guerri, M. Pennacchio
      Pages 173-180
    3. B. M. Horáček, J. Nenonen, J. A. Edens, L. J. Leon
      Pages 181-190
    4. A. van Oosterom, G. Huiskamp
      Pages 203-214

About this book

Introduction

D. N. Ghista (Based on the Opening Address at the International Conference on Biomedical Physics & Mathematics of the Gauss Symposium, August 2, 1993 at Ludwig Maximillians Universitiit, Munchen, Germany) The traditional practice of Biomedical physics has now expanded to involve multiple aspects of medical practice: development of systems and technology in medical monitoring (e. g. , PET visualization of brain receptors to identify neuronal dysfunction), diagnosis (e. g. , computer-aided echocardiographic texture analysis to detect myocardial infarcts), organ­ support (e. g. , peritoneal dialysis), and therapeutic function (e. g. , encapsulation of insulin-producing pancreatic islet cells for treatment of diabetes). However, is Biomedical Physics a relatively new field? Not really, although we may have opened up new vistas of it, as presented in this book. Let us recall some early and well-known physician-cum-biomedical physicists. Both physical and physiological scientists will know of Jean Poiseuille (1799-1869), physician and physiologist; he measured blood pressure with a mercury manometer while being a medical student in Paris, received his medical degree in 1928, and then went on to describe the law of viscous flow (applicable to arteriolar flow).

Keywords

Bolus Synapse blood cell classification delivery drug delivery dynamics enzymes growth medicine metabolism modeling optimization temperature tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhanjoo N. Ghista
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Bio Medical Engineering, University College of EngineeringOsmania UniversityHyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-322-85017-1
  • Copyright Information Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1996
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-322-85019-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-85017-1
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