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Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology (4th Edition)

Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology (4th Edition)
Author: Joseph J. Carr - John M. Brown
ISBN 13: 9780130104922
ISBN 10: 130104922
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2000-06-09
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 743
List Price: $252.40

This industry standard on biomedical equipment is an important resource for providing a broad technological knowledge base, and deep coverage of critical points. It serves as a handy reference on unfamiliar topics—organized so that users can easily look up topics of interest, study areas where they are weak or where they have not worked in some time.

Chapter topics include an overview of the human body; an introduction to biomedical instrumentation and measurement; basic theories of measurement; signals and noise; electrodes, sensors, and transducers; bioelectric amplifiers; electrocardiograph equipment; respiratory therapy equipment; instrumentation for measuring brain parameters; care and feeding of battery operated equipment; computers in biomedical equipment; and quality assurance and continuous quality improvement.

For working professionals in biomedical equipment, and for the engineers and technologists who design it.


Describes the function of the various electrical devices used in the medical field. The textbook reviews the basic principles of electrodes for biophysical sensing and bioelectric amplifiers, before detailing the operation of specific machines used for respiratory therapy, measuring brain function, laboratory analysis, ultrasonography, and radiology. The fourth edition adds a chapter on quality assurance and continuous quality improvement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR