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Mathematical and numerical modelling of engineering problems in medicine is aimed at unveiling and understanding multidisciplinary interactions and processes and providing insights useful to clinical care and technology advances for better medical equipment and systems. When modelling medical problems, the engineer is confronted with multidisciplinary problems of electromagnetism, heat and mass transfer, and structural mechanics with, possibly, different time and space scales, which may raise concerns in formulating consistent, solvable mathematical models. Computational Medical Engineering presents a number of engineering for medicine problems that may be encountered in medical physics, procedures, diagnosis and monitoring techniques, including electrical activity of the heart, hemodynamic activity monitoring, magnetic drug targeting, bioheat models and thermography, RF and microwave hyperthermia, ablation, EMF dosimetry, and bioimpedance methods. The authors discuss the core approach methodology to pose and solve different problems of medical engineering, including essentials of mathematical modelling (e.g., criteria for well-posed problems); physics scaling (homogenization techniques); Constructal Law criteria in morphing shape and structure of systems with internal flows; computational domain construction (CAD and, or reconstruction techniques based on medical images); numerical modelling issues, and validation techniques used to ascertain numerical simulation results. In addition, new ideas and venues to investigate and understand finer scale models and merge them into continuous media medical physics are provided as case studies.
|Publication date:||1st September 2020|
|Author:||Alexandru Morega, Mihaela (Professor of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Department of Bio Morega|
|Publisher:||Academic Press Inc an imprint of Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Alexandru M. Morega is professor of electrical engineering at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering and Biotechnology, the Faculty of Medical Engineering. He received the Dipl. Eng. (1980), and the Doctoral (1987) degrees in EE from the same university, and the Ph.D. degree in ME (1993) from Duke University of Durham, North Carolina, USA. Alexandru Morega is founding member of the Laboratory for Electrical Engineering in Medicine (1998), at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and of the Department of Bioengineering and Biotechnology (2002) and the Faculty of Medical Engineering (2010), at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. ...More About Alexandru Morega, Mihaela (Professor of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Department of Bio Morega