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Magnetism in Medicine: A Handbook, 2nd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

Wilfried Andrä (Editor), Hannes Nowak (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-40558-9
655 pages
December 2006
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This second, completely updated and extended edition of the only reference work in this growing field of medical physics focuses on biomagnetic instrumentation as well as applications in cardiology and neurology. New chapters have been added on fetal magnetography and magnetic field therapy, as well as the safety aspects of magnetic fields.
Written by well-known specialists from Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, the result is a manual for researchers in this field as well as for those who apply modern methods based on magnetism in medical practice. It equally provides a detailed overview for newcomers to the field as well as for experts familiar with only one part of the area.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
- The History of Magnetism in Medicine (U.Häfeli)
- Basic Physical Principles (D.Berkov)
- Creating and Measuring Magnetic Fields (W.Andrä, H.Nowak)
- Safety Aspects of Magnetic Fields (J.H.Bernhardt, G.Brix)

2. Biomagnetism
- Introduction (H.Nowak)
- Biomagnetic Instrumentation (H.Nowak)
- Cardiomagnetism (G.Stroink, B.Hailer, P.van Leeuwen)
- Neuromagnetism (T.R.Knösche, N.Nakasato, M.Eiselt, J.Haueisen)
- Fetal Magnetography (U.Schneider, E.Schleussner)

3. Magnetic Resonance
- Introduction
- Physical Principles and Technology of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (A.Oppelt)
- Modern Applications of MRI in Medical Sciences

4. Magnetic Substances and Externally Applied Fields
- Introduction (W.Andrä)
- Magnetic Monitoring as a Diagnostic Method for Investigating Motility in the Human Digestive System (H.Richert, O.Kosch, P.Görnert)
- Remote-Controlled Drug Delivery in the Gastrointestinal Tract (W.Andrä, C.Werner)
- Magnetic Stimulation (S.Ueno, M.Fujiki)
- Liver Iron Susceptometry (R.Fischer, D.E.Farrell)
- Magnetic Hyperthermia and Thermoablation (R.Hergt, W.Andrä)
- Magnetic Cell Separation for Research and Clinical Applications (M.Apel, U.A.O.Heinlein, S.Miltenyi, J.Schmitz, J.D.M.Campbell)
- Magnetic Drug Targeting (C.Alexiou, R.Jurgons)
- New Fields of Application (W.Andrä, U.Häfeli)

5. Conclusions and Perspectives (J.Haueisen)
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Author Information

Wilfried Andrä, born in Weimar in 1923, received his physics PhD from the University of Jena in 1957 and gained the degree of 'Doctor of Natural Sciences' at the Technical University of Dresden in 1970. In 1969 he was appointed Professor at the Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin. His field of work was solid state magnetism (domains, thin films, information storage, high temperature superconductivity, micromagnetism). After his retirement his main interest moved to the application of magnetism in medicine. Prof. Andrä is author or co-author of more than 130 publications in international scientific journals and several review articles.

Hannes Nowak was born in Weinsberg, Germany, in 1948. He received his physics (PhD from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, in 1973 and finished his doctoral thesis in SQUID application at the University of Jena in 1980. He qualified as professor in 1989 and became a specialist in biomagnetism (SQUID and instrumentation, shielding, noise reduction, medical applications and magnetic source imaging). Dr. Nowak is the author or co-author of more than 50 refereed journal publications, 75 conference proceeding articles and more than 110 posters.

Prof. Dr. Wilfried Andrä
Institute of Physical High-Technologies
Jena, Germany

Dr. Hannes Nowak
Biomagnetic Center
Department of Neurology
University of Jena, Germany
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"This is an outstanding reference for both tyros and old hands…It should be on the shelves of any medical physicist…" (Doody's Book Reviews)
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