This guide outlines the concepts, physical and engineering principles, construction, and applications of therapeutic ultrasound in healthcare. It covers the fundamentals of bioacoustics, including the wave equation, wave propagation, and reflection, refraction, and transmission in the acoustic field, as well as the radiation pattern of ultrasound transducers, and the acoustical properties of biological tissues; nonlinear acoustics; cavitation, the design of transducers, and the characterization method of the produced acoustic field; and applications in ultrasonic physiotherapy, hyperthermia, shock wave lithotripsy, and drug delivery and gene transfection, as well as applications of high-intensity focused ultrasound. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Therapeutic uses of ultrasound include ablation of kidney stones and tumors and newer applications, such as drug delivery and denervation. Suitable as a textbook or as a quick reference for medical device engineers, research scientists, and healthcare professionals, this text systemically introduces the concepts, principles, construction, and application of therapeutic ultrasound devices. It discusses the fundamental physical principles of biomedical acoustics, ultrasound calibration methods, structures of commercially available therapeutic ultrasound systems, and various applications of ultrasound therapy in clinics.
Number of Pages: 364
Sub-Genre: Biotechnology, Radiology + Nuclear Medicine
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Yufeng Zhou
Street Date: December 10, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-7973