Medical Progress through Technology

Medical engineering in Japan Research and development

  • Kazuhiko Atsumi
  • Fumihiko Kajiya
  • Takayuki Tsuji
  • Katushiko Tsujioka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-4
  2. H. Hutten
    Pages 3-3
  3. Kazuhiko Atsumi, I. Fujimasa, K. Imachi, M. Nakajima, K. Mabuchi, S. Tsukagoshi et al.
    Pages 5-16
  4. Motoaki Shichiri, Ryuzo Kawamori, Yoshimitsu Yamasaki
    Pages 39-50
  5. Motoaki Sugawara
    Pages 65-76
  6. Fumihiko Kajiya, Osamu Hiramatsu, Keiichiro Mito, Yasuo Ogasawara, Katsuhiko Tsujioka
    Pages 77-85
  7. Akira Kitabatake, Hiroshi Ito, Michitoshi Inoue
    Pages 87-99
  8. Shigeru Eiho, Michiyoshi Kuwahara, Naoki Asada
    Pages 101-115
  9. Kenichi Doniwa, Takuya Kawaguchi, Mitsuhara Okajima
    Pages 117-122
  10. Masayoshi Esashi, Tadayuki Matsuo
    Pages 145-157
  11. Hiroshi Kanai, Makoto Haeno, Katsuyuki Sakamoto
    Pages 159-170
  12. Yoshitake Yamamoto, Tatsuma Yamamoto
    Pages 171-183
  13. Tsuyoshi Shiina, Kenji Ikeda, Masao Saito
    Pages 185-195
  14. Hideki Aoki, Masaru Akao, Yoshiharu Shin, Takayuki Tsuzi, Tatsuo Togawa
    Pages 213-220
  15. Nobuhiko Yui, Kazunori Kataoka, Yasuhisa Sakurai
    Pages 221-232
  16. M. Kotani, H. Mori, S. Kuriki, Y. Uchikawa, K. Chiyotani, I. Nemoto
    Pages 233-242
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 259-268

About this book


The complete volume 12 of Medical Progress through Technology is devoted to the work of colleagues in Japan. Additionally, whole authority and responsibility both for the election of topics and for the reviewing procedure had been delegated to Guest Editors from Japan. What are the objectives of this special issue and why has Japan been elected to present itself in this way? International journals such as Medical Progress through Technology usually contain papers from authors all over the world. Such issues provide a rather comprehensive survey on different scientific projects but do not reflect the standard and extent of medical technology in a certain country. I think that issues like the present one give far better information on the actual state of research and development in a country than an irregular sequence of scientific reports. It is not intended that all future issues of Medical Progress through Technology will concern only national issues. The present issue is an exception. However, if the readers appreciate such an approach, then other national issues may be published. There are several reasons in favor of Japan preparing the first national issues. We all admire the history, tradition and culture of this country, but we are also impressed by the high standard of research, develop­ ment and technical realisation achieved in nearly all high technology fields. There is no doubt, that Japan is among the leading nations in the field of medical technology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuhiko Atsumi
    • 1
  • Fumihiko Kajiya
    • 2
  • Takayuki Tsuji
    • 1
  • Katushiko Tsujioka
    • 2
  1. 1.TokyoJapan
  2. 2.KurashikiJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89838-973-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3361-3
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