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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

Issue 5 • September-October 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • From the Editor

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):3 - 4
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  • President's Message

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):5 - 113
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  • Around the World

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):6 - 7
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    On 13-15 May 2008, the 16th Annual Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering was held at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, Iran. A total of 42 papers were presented in sessions on biomedical engineering that included biomedical system modeling, pattern recognition and classification, biological signal processing, signal processing, and image processing (three sessions). John Webster gave th... View full abstract»

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  • Society News

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):8 - 10
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  • Student's Corner

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):9 - 10
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    An undergraduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has learned very quickly that a spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down. In fact, with his invention, the sugar may actually be the medicine! View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical Engineering in China

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):12 - 13
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    Biomedical engineering has had a remarkable growth in the past decade in China. With the significant increase in research funding in the past several years, our Chinese colleagues have enjoyed good times for biomedical engineering research and development. This special issue includes a collection of articles contributed by groups, which cover the broad spectrum of biomedical engineering research, ... View full abstract»

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  • Heart Rate Variability in Myocardial Ischemic Periods

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):14 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    The aim of this study is to detect the ischemia-induced changes of heart rate variability (HRV) indices based on time-frequency analysis and to investigate the patterns of change when the duration of ischemia is concerned. View full abstract»

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  • C-Sight Visual Prostheses for the Blind

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 28
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    Visual prostheses based on a stimulating microelectrode array to restore vision offer a promising approach for the blind and has become a rapidly growing scientific field in neurorehabilitation engineering. A number of research groups from major developed countries lead the research activities in this field. The goal of the C-Sight Project is to develop an implantable microelectronic medical devic... View full abstract»

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  • Cortical Spreading Depression in Rats

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):29 - 35
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    Cortical spreading depression (CSD) is an important neurophysiological phenomenon, which was first discovered more than 60 years ago. Optical intrinsic signal imaging (OISI) is a neuroimaging technique that can monitor a large region of the cortex with both higher temporal and spatial resolution. This technique is particularly suitable for the investigation of CSD wave propagation. However, all th... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Images of the Kidney

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):36 - 41
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    In this article, an improved method to segment the renal cortex and medulla and to eliminate the influence of kidney motion produced by respiration is proposed. On the basis of an adaptive threshold estimated from the mean gray levels of the grown regions, a region-growing algorithm is presented to produce a three-dimensional (3-D) kidney contour and to segment the renal structures. Moreover, a sh... View full abstract»

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  • Perspectives on High Technologies for Low-Cost Healthcare

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 47
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    This article discusses some of the unique demographic and epidemiological changes that China faces. As China is still a developing country, most of its people cannot afford expensive healthcare solutions. Especially in the poor rural areas, healthcare service is a luxury for some people. Therefore, this article summarizes several key strategies to reduce medical expenditures at the national level ... View full abstract»

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  • Multimodality Molecular Imaging

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):48 - 57
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    In this article, we reported the progress of our research in molecular imaging. Two types of optical molecular imaging modalities are presented in the "Optical Molecular Imaging" section: fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) and bioluminescence tomography (BLT). Nuclide medical imaging and probe studies in molecular imaging are studied in the "Nuclide Molecular Imaging" and "Molecular Probe" se... View full abstract»

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  • Linear and Nonlinear Quantitative EEG Analysis

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):58 - 63
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    Presented is a progressive investigation on the EEG of Han Chinese patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD).Thus, an investigative project on Q-EEG was performed on the ethnic Han Chinese patients with AD by the Neural Engineering Lab of Tianjin University. This project was intended to contribute to the knowledge of EEG changes specific to AD in comparison with that to normal aging in the ethnic Han... View full abstract»

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  • Brain-Computer Interfaces Based on Visual Evoked Potentials

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):64 - 71
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    Recently, electroencephalogram (EEG)-based brain- computer interfaces (BCIs) have become a hot spot in the study of neural engineering, rehabilitation, and brain science. In this article, we review BCI systems based on visual evoked potentials (VEPs). Although the performance of this type of BCI has already been evaluated by many research groups through a variety of laboratory demonstrations, rese... View full abstract»

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  • Energy-Based Diagnostic and Treatment Techniques

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):72 - 77
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    In this article, our previous research on the application of thermal energy transfer for tumor treatment and early diagnosis has been briefly reviewed. The work encompasses some mechanistic studies of the thermal effects on the breast cancer cells and microvascular networks. Accordingly, a new thermal system was designed for more effective thermal therapy and targeted drug delivery. It was clearly... View full abstract»

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  • Noninvasive Imaging of Head-Brain Conductivity Profiles

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):78 - 83
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    Magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) is a recently introduced noninvasive conductivity imaging modality, which combines the magnetic resonance current density imaging (MRCDI) and the traditional electrical impedance tomography (EIT) techniques. MREIT is aimed at providing high-spatial-resolution images of electrical conductivity because it avoids solving the well-known ill-po... View full abstract»

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  • Image-Guided 256-Element Phased-Array Focused Ultrasound Surgery

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):84 - 90
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    In this article, the construction and functions of ultrasound-guided 256-element phased-array surgery system is described. An image-guided phase array therapy system has been developed. Several flexible multifocus control methods for accurate, highly efficient, and fit-to-shape ultrasound surgery are concentrated. The system experiment results show that the multiple foci are positioned exactly at ... View full abstract»

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  • Staying in Tune

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):91 - 98
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    When performing daily life activities, appropriate sensory-motor transformations are required to successfully map the changing relationships among one's self, the environment, and objects moving in the environment. Our daily actions involve varying combinations of head-eye (gaze), arm-reaching, and whole-body (stepping and walking) movements. These movements depend on the interaction and transform... View full abstract»

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  • Announcement

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 99
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  • Emerging Technologies

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):100 - 113
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    This article provides engineering, regulatory and clinical details about spinal cord stimulators (SCSs), deep brain stimulators (DBSs), and vagus nerve stimulators (VNSs). View full abstract»

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  • Patents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 106
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    What should happen when a business method patent covers steps performed by more than one company? Can the company that coordinates the overall system be found to infringe even though it does not perform all of the steps of the patent¿s claims itself? That was the question before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the recent case of BMC v. Paymentech. View full abstract»

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  • Retrospectroscope

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):107 - 113
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    It is well known that Englishman William Harvey (1578¿1657), while studying in Padua, Italy, discovered the fact that blood flows in a closed circulatory system in the body. However, it is less well known how he made this remarkable and important discovery. It is the objective of this article to tell this story. View full abstract»

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  • Cellular/Tissue Engineering

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):109 - 113
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    This article briefly reviews a few important technical challenges in the field of tissue engineering and describes current and potential strategies to advance the engineering of functional skeletal muscle toward potential clinical use in the repair of muscle damage. View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine contains articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering.

 

This Magazine ceased publication in 2010. The current retitled publication is IEEE Pulse.

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