Biomaterials: brief historical overview
Novel idea: replace from outside the structure-function of the body Necessity 1960s An evolution occurred: combine devices and materials w/ cell biology An off the shelf approach Significant shifts in thinking:
What governs biomaterial choice?
The specific application
Example problem: One common biomaterial application is the construction of an arterial graft, a device that replaces a section of an artery.
What specific material characteristics should be conside
Primary Application: 1. Traditional devices such as hip and knee prostheses 2. Newer devices such as cardiovascular stents Fundamental requirements: mechanical integrity and biocompatibility
commonly used in biome
BE 2600 Homework #7 Spring 2009 Imaging This week, you will be introduced to the following imaging modalities: 1. Ultrasound 2. Computed Tomography 3. MRI 4. Nuclear Imaging For each of the above imaging modalities, briefly state how the imaging technique