Philips Research Book Series

Advances in Healthcare Technology

Shaping the Future of Medical Care

Editors: Spekowius, Gerhard, Wendler, Thomas (Eds.)

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Improving healthcare and staying healthy is one of the most discussed and important issues in our society. Technology has played and will play an important role in many aspects of the healthcare system, and it offers new and better ways to solve the key health problems of the new century.

This book describes valued contributions of technology for improving hospital and home healthcare, and gives a perspective on how they will influence critical aspects of future medical care. It provides an overview and discussion of trends, presents the state-of-the-art of important research areas, and highlights recent breakthrough results in selected fields, giving an outlook on game-changing developments in the coming decades.

The material is arranged in 6 parts and a total of 31 chapters. The healthcare areas addressed are: General advances and trends in healthcare technology, diagnostic imaging, integration of imaging and therapy, molecular medicine, medical information technology and personal healthcare.

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"The book consists of 31 brief chapters divided into 6 sections written by expert authors from their respected scientific fields. Each chapter is supported by figures, tables, and photographs. ... In summary, Advances in Healthcare Technology is an interesting collection of emerging technologies in the field of medical research. The book should be of value to both researchers and physicians interested in the development and future of modern medicine, in which new technology plays a predominant role." (Robert Matthews and Nand Relan, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 49 (2), February, 2008)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Advances and Trends in Healthcare Technology

    Robert Gossink PhD, Jacques Souquet PhD

    Pages 1-14

  • Detectors for X-ray Imaging and Computed Tomography

    Michael Overdick PhD

    Pages 49-64

  • Molecular Imaging Systems

    Tobias Schaeffter PhD

    Pages 247-268

  • Biomarkers in Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

    Ralf Hoffmann PhD

    Pages 269-285

  • Medical Decision Support Systems

    William P. Lord, Dale C. Wiggins

    Pages 403-419

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eBook $289.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4384-0
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Hardcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4383-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7118-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Healthcare Technology
Book Subtitle
Shaping the Future of Medical Care
Editors
  • Gerhard Spekowius
  • Thomas Wendler
Series Title
Philips Research Book Series
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4384-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4384-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4383-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7118-7
Series ISSN
1571-5671
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 538
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 illustrations in colour
Topics