About this series
This series describes the applications of physical science, engineering and mathematics in medicine and biology. The books are written for graduate students and researchers in many disciplines including medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiology, radiotherapy and clinical research. The Series in Biomedical Engineering is the official book series of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering.
The IFMBE is an association of constituent societies and organizations which was established in 1959 to encourage and promote international collaboration in research and practice of the profession as well as in the management of technology and the use of science and engineering in medicine and biology for improving health and quality of life. Its activities include participation in the formulation of public policy and the dissemination of information through publications and forums. The IFMBE as the only international organization and WHO/UN accredited NGO covering the full range of biomedical/clinical engineering, healthcare, and healthcare technology management, represents through its 50 national and international member societies more than 120.000 professionals involved in the issues of improved health care delivery.
The IFMBE is associated with the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM). Through the IUPESM, the IFMBE is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU).