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By Robert Gossink PhD, Jacques Souquet PhD (auth.), Gerhard Spekowius PhD, Thomas Wendler PhD (eds.)

ISBN-10: 140204383X

ISBN-13: 9781402043833

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Improving healthcare and staying fit is without doubt one of the so much mentioned and significant concerns in our society. know-how has performed and should play a big function in lots of elements of the healthcare approach, and it deals new and higher how you can remedy the major illnesses of the recent century.

This e-book describes valued contributions of know-how for making improvements to medical institution and residential healthcare, and offers a standpoint on how they'll impression severe elements of destiny therapy. It presents an outline and dialogue of developments, offers the state of the art of significant examine components, and highlights fresh leap forward leads to chosen fields, giving an outlook on game-changing advancements within the coming decades.

The fabric is prepared in 6 components and a complete of 31 chapters. The healthcare parts addressed are: common advances and traits in healthcare know-how, diagnostic imaging, integration of imaging and treatment, molecular medication, clinical details know-how and private healthcare.

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Hounsfield received the prize “for the development of computer assisted tomography” in 1979, and Paul C. Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield “for their discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging” in 2003. 2. TECHNOLOGY TRENDS The field of medical imaging developed along a few major trends, especially since the mid 1970’s. These high level trends can be summarized in a short bullet list: • Towards fully integrated solid state detectors. • Towards 3D image matrix. 2. Diagnostic Imaging 17 • Speed-up of acquisition towards 4D (3D+T) images.

Today experiments are conducted on animal models to validate the technique. The dream of the ‘silver bullet’ is not too far away. 5. E-HEALTH AND PERSONAL HEALTHCARE Conventional interactions with patients in the healthcare domain require them to be present in the hospital or clinic. However, leveraging strength in semiconductor and consumer electronic domains, it is entirely conceivable to bring monitoring and treatment technologies to the home. As a matter of fact, the miniaturization of electronics we described earlier is key to this approach: the technology moves where the patient is located and not the patient where the technology is located.

21. J. L. Yamamoto, E. Meyer, Positome II: A high efficiency positron imaging device for dynamic brain studies, IEEE Trans Nucl Sci 26, 583-589 (1979). 22. M. C. T. Hood, M. A. Mullani, PETT VI: A positron emission tomograph utilizing cesium fluoride scintillation detectors, J Comput Assist Tomogr 6, 125-133 (1982). 23. R. G. J. W. M. E. Coleman, Performance characteristics of a whole body PET scanner, J Nucl Med 35, 1398-1406 (1994). 24. G. S. Karp, S. Surti, Design considerations for PET scanners, J Nucl Med 46, 16-23 (2002).

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