Biomagnetism: Fundamental Research and Clinical Applications
International Conference on Biomagnetism 199 (University of Vienna) (Author)
Christoph Baumgartner (Editor)
L. Deecke (Editor)
G. Stroink (Editor)
Samuel J. Williamson (Editor)
Hardcover: 874 pages
- Publisher: Ios Pr Inc (January 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9051992335
- ISBN-13: 978-9051992335
- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.6 x 2.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
The book successfully fills an important place in the libraries for the newcomer of the field as well as the more experienced researcher. It brings state of the art information of this important enrichment in the arsenal of tools presently available for the study of functional brain and cardiac mapping. Biomagnetism involves the investigation of bioelectric processes as reflected by their accompanying magnetic fields. These processes can be monitored in the brain (Magnetoencephalography, MEG), heart (Magnetocardiography, MCG), peripheral nerve (Magnetoneurography, MNG) or gastrointestinal tract (Magnetogastrography, MGG). SQUID technology can also be used for biosusceptometry in lung, liver and intestines. Biomagnetism also includes theoretical issues as encountered in the inverse problem, modelling, fundamentals, physics and mathematics of the method, technical applications and instrumentation as well as future aspects. One of the exciting features of this volume is the advent of the 4th generation of MEG systems (1st generation, one channel systems; 2nd generation, oligo-channel-systems; 3rd generation, poly-channel-systems, and 4th generation, whole head systems, i.e. covering the entire neurocranium).
The topics of this work reflect the issues of fundamental research in biomagnetism such as modelling and instrumentation as well as the application of biomagnetism in Clinical Neurology, Brain Physiology, Cardiology, Peripheral Nervous System, Gastroenterology, Biosusceptometry and animal research.