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Melzer A et al, 2012: The importance of physics to progress in medical treatment

Melzer A, Cochran S, Prentice P, MacDonald MP, Wang Z, Cuschieri A
Institute for Medical Science and Technology, University of Dundee, UK


Abstract

Physics in therapy is as diverse as it is substantial. In this review, we highlight the role of physics--occasionally transitioning into engineering--through discussion of several established and emerging treatments. We specifically address minimal access surgery, ultrasound, photonics, and interventional MRI, identifying areas in which complementarity is being exploited. We also discuss some of the fundamental physical principles involved in the application of each treatment to medical practice.

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Lancet. 2012 Apr 21;379(9825):1534-43. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60428-0. Epub 2012 Apr 18
PMID: 22516559 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Hans-Göran Tiselius on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:51

Although this article is a highly interesting review of physics for therapeutic use, it contains no direct application to ESWL.

Hans-Göran Tiselius

Although this article is a highly interesting review of physics for therapeutic use, it contains no direct application to ESWL. Hans-Göran Tiselius
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