Term Biomedical Engineering
Code LV-1000
Definition Programs that are staffed by specialists who are trained in the science which applies engineering principles to health care and develops devices and instruments that can be used in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of people with medical problems. Examples of biomedical engineering include the design and manufacture of cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, artificial limbs and joints, prosthetic blood vessels, hearing aids and other similar devices; computer systems to monitor patients during surgery or intensive care; advanced imaging systems; computer-assisted diagnostic tools; and laser tools for use in surgery.
Created 3/18/99
Changed 7/23/07
Use References Bioengineering
See Also References Artificial Organs (LT-0750)
Biomedical Engineering Research (TR-1000.0850)
Hearing Aids (LH-0600.3000-300)
Pacemakers (LT-6500)
External Classification Terms Biomedical Engineering (NPC G03.02)
Biomedicine & Bioengineering Research (NTE H92)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
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Bibliographic References “Frequently Asked Questions: Biomedical Engineering”, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, http://www.bmen.tulane.edu/BMEFAQ/index.html NOTE: this document is no longer available.

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