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Issue 6 • Date Nov.-Dec. 1996

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  • Electrochemotherapy: transition from laboratory to the clinic

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):124 - 132
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (11)
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    Although electroporation in the past has mainly been used as a research tool, recent work has demonstrated its potential for clinical applications. Some of the areas explored include electrochemotherapy (ECT), which utilizes electroporation as a means for delivering chemotherapeutic agents directly into tumor cells, encapsulation of drugs or genes into cells for their use as carrier systems, trans... View full abstract»

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  • Ethical issues in managed care

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):121 - 123
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    "Within the next ten years almost all insured Americans will obtain medical services through managed care" (Dallek and Geraldine, press release, 1995). The emergence and expected dominance of managed care has transformed every dimension of health care and created new ethical and policy questions. In particular, it has reshaped the physician-patient relationship and threatens the physician's role a... View full abstract»

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  • From the Guest Editor

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Bioelectromagnetism [Book Reviews]

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  • Lasers and Optical Fibers in Medicine [Book reviews]

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  • Mathematics and Physics of Emerging Biomedical Imaging [Book Reviews]

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  • The Electrical Engineering Handbook [Book Reviews]

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  • 1996 Index IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Vol. 15

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  • Ultrasonic transducers and arrays

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):20 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (70)  |  Patents (4)
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    Ultrasonic imaging is one of the most important and still growing diagnostic tools in use today. To better understand transducer/array performance and some of the factors that prevent ultrasonic imagers from reaching higher resolution, this article reviews past achievements and current developments in the technology, including piezoelectric materials, transducer/array fabrication and design, and m... View full abstract»

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  • Our industry

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 134
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  • Doppler ultrasound

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):31 - 40
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    The use of Doppler today ranges from assessing blood flow in the fetus and umbilical cord, to flow patterns through valves in the heart or monitoring of blood flow to the brain. This article looks at how the Doppler effect is applied in commercial systems, its clinical uses, and research developments. It is concluded that Doppler ultrasound has progressed over the last 30 years from a simple audio... View full abstract»

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  • New developments in therapeutic ultrasound

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):83 - 92
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    The main purpose of this article is to review selective research and developments during the last decade in the field. There has been tremendous progress in engineering and science coupled with ultrasound transducer technology and imaging modalities during the last 10 years. These new R and D efforts have enhanced the capabilities of ultrasound therapy, and it now appears that the ultrasound thera... View full abstract»

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  • 3-D ultrasound imaging: a review

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):41 - 51
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    The development of 3-D ultrasound imaging is a way to address the disadvantages of conventional ultrasound imaging. In this article the authors review approaches that have been attempted in the development of 3-D ultrasound imaging such as 3-D B-mode, color Doppler, and power Doppler systems. Acquisition, reconstruction, and rendering techniques for 3-D imaging are discussed, as well as applicatio... View full abstract»

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  • Using biofeedback for standing-steadiness, weight-bearing training

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):112 - 116
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    A device to help improve balance and postural control is presented. Imbalance and falls are the leading causes of injury in older adults, and the leading causes of accidental death in those over age 85. Furthermore, the increase of age-related diseases such as neuromuscular dysfunction rely heavily on rehabilitation therapy. The effectiveness of the therapy depends of the skill of therapist and th... View full abstract»

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  • Ultrasonic image analysis for liver diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):93 - 101
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    The authors propose a new ultrasonic image analysis system that can be utilized as an effective tool in classifying liver states as normal, hepatitis, or liver cirrhosis. In this system, the authors first define suitable settings for the ultrasonic device, then remove the inhomogeneous structures from the area of interest in the image, and then, by using the forward sequential search method, look ... View full abstract»

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  • Techniques for elastic imaging: a review

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):52 - 59
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    In this article the authors review imaging techniques for assessing the elastic properties of tissue. They briefly look at the fundamental techniques in the above-mentioned fields and then present elastography techniques developed by current research groups. The authors' review is focused on published papers in the archival literature View full abstract»

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  • Improvements in ultrasound contrast agents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):72 - 82
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    This article highlights the current state of ultrasound contrast imaging, including recent improvements in ultrasound contrast agents that allow the agents to pass through pulmonary circulation and even to circulate throughout the human body. A brief history of the field is presented, and current contrast agents and their properties are discussed. Clinical applications in cardiology and potential ... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time tracing of spermatozoa

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):117 - 120
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    A system for improved evaluation of sperm progression is described. Modern andrology laboratories evaluate semen to analyze male ejaculate and to determine male infertility. Many computer assisted sperm analysis (CASA) instruments have been developed to evaluate sperm progression. To overcome the disadvantages of the existing CASA instruments, a real-time spermatozoa tracing system (RSTS) was deve... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond 30 MHz [applications of high-frequency ultrasound imaging]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):60 - 71
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    Most medical ultrasound imaging systems operate in the frequency range from 3 to 10 MHz and can resolve objects approximately 1 mm in size. In the mid 1980s, new transducer materials led to the development of the first transducers suitable for high-frequency (30-100 MHz) clinical imaging. These high-frequency transducers can provide images of subsurface structures with microscopic resolution. In t... View full abstract»

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  • Stop the bleeding

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 133
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  • Analysis of myoelectric signals recorded during dynamic contractions

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):102 - 111
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    This article presents the theoretical considerations that justify the choice of specific time-frequency transforms for processing nonstationary myoelectric signals as a method of studying fatigue prior to the failure point. It shows some preliminary results obtained by applying these techniques to computer-synthesized realizations of stochastic processes, as well as to real signals detected during... View full abstract»

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