Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy

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From cell phones to treating cancer, EM energy plays a part in many of the innovations that we take for granted everyday. A basic force of nature, like nuclear energy or gravity, this energy can be harnessed and used, but still holds the potential to be harmful. The question remains, how safe are EM products? Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy provides a review of cutting-edge research in EM health effects and EM therapy along with emerging areas of bioengineering and biomedical engineering.

The book allows you to

· Understand the necessary EM theory in the context of its interaction with the human body

· Review cutting-edge research on EM health effects and EM therapy

· Explore techniques developed to ensure adequate EM and thermal dosimetry required for health effects and thermal therapy

· Strengthen your understanding of the rapidly emerging areas of bioengineering and biomedical engineering

Taking a transdisciplinary approach drawn from several intellectual streams that include physics, epidemiology, medicine, environment, risk assessment, and various disciplines of engineering, this book ventures into the conflicting studies to access research on bioeffects and therapeutic applications of EM energy. It is the only resource currently available that covers bioeffects and risk assessment of both extremely low frequency (ELF) fields and radiofrequency radiation (RFR) along with the recent developments in thermal therapy and imaging techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420062847
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/25/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Fundamental Concepts in Electromagnetics
Electromagnetic Induction
Electromagnetic Energy
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Sources of Electric and Magnetic Fields
Sources of Radiofrequency
References Electromagnetic Interactions with Biological Systems
Interaction Mechanisms
Electric Field Effects
Magnetic Field Effects
Biological and Health Effects
Energy and Frequency
Concluding Remarks
Health Risks of Electromagnetic Energy
Guidelines and Measurement for Electric and Magnetic Fields
Exposure Guidelines
Measurement Techniques
Measurement Surveys
Field Management
References Bioeffects of Electric and Magnetic Fields
Epidemiological Studies
Cellular and Animal Studies
Clinical Studies
Concluding Remarks and Future Research Radio Frequency Standards and Dosimetry
RF Exposure Guidelines
Measurement Surveys
Personal Safety Assessment
Future Development
Bioeffects and Health Implications of Radiofrequency Radiation
Epidemiological Studies
Cellular and Animal Studies
Clinical Studies
Concluding Remarks and Future Research
References Electromagnetic Risk Analysis
Risk Assessment
Perception of Risk
Risk Management
Risk Communication
Trends and Future Research
Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy Electromagnetic Therapy
History of Electromagnetic Therapy
Mechanism of Thermal Injury
Thermal Therapy Treatment Protocol
Possible Side Effects of Electromagnetic Energy and Heat
Concluding Remarks
References Electromagnetic Hyperthermia
Biological Rationale
Types of Hyperthermia
Hyperthermia Heating Devices
Hyperthermia with Other Modalities
Status and Trends
References Radio Frequency and Microwave Ablation
Thermal Ablation Therapy
RF Ablation
Microwave Ablation
Trends and Future Research
References Dosimetry and Imaging Electromagnetic and Thermal Dosimetry
EM Interaction with Biological Materials
Modeling Power Deposition
Specific Absorption Rate Modeling
Bioheat Equation
Thermal Therapy Planning System
Status and Trends
References Thermometry and Imaging
Development of Thermometry
Invasive Techniques
Noninvasive Techniques
Status and Trends
Acronyms and Abbreviations Index

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