November/December 2014

Atomic View: The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility Explores X-ray Angiography

Author(s): Yongting Wang, Ping Liu, Zhijun Zhang, Tiqiao Xiao, Lisa Xu, Guo-Yuan Yang
Atomic View: The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility Explores X-ray Angiography 620 370 IEEE Pulse

Above: The Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF). Since its development in 1947, synchrotron radiation (SR) X-rays have had tremendous applications in many fields, including in physics, material science, the life…

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A Path to Extinguishing Ebola

Author(s): Winston Patrick Kuo, Abdallah Elkhal, Ronald G. Jubin
A Path to Extinguishing Ebola 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Earlier this year, it appeared that the Ebola virus outbreak would be contained in West Africa; however, as seen of late, epidemics tend to be unpredictable. Instead, the Ebola virus…

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Considering the Ebola Epidemic and the Biomedical Engineering Ethical Mandate

Author(s): Bernard Allan Cohen
Considering the Ebola Epidemic and the Biomedical Engineering Ethical Mandate 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Dr. Bernard Cohen, Chair of the IEEE EMBS Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, joins IEEE Pulse this month with his column “It’s a Question of Ethics.” We’ve asked Dr. Cohen…

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Looking Back at EMBC 2014: Students' Voices

Author(s): Subhamoy Mandal, Nessa Johnson
Looking Back at EMBC 2014: Students' Voices 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’14) was held from 26-30 August 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois, USA.…

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Creative Intelligence

Author(s): Shannon Fischer
Creative Intelligence 618 370 IEEE Pulse

What does intelligence mean for a hospital where the main problems aren’t incompatible computer systems and data overload but a lack of computers, of trained personnel, or even of basic…

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Making Health Care Universally Accessible

Author(s): Niharika Midha, Subhamoy Mandal
Making Health Care Universally Accessible 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Can a case of the flu be diagnosed over Skype? Is it possible to learn the results of your computed tomography scan after midnight? Can a young mother receive care…

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Where Technology and Patient Care Intersect

Author(s): Deanna Rockefeller
Where Technology and Patient Care Intersect 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Where do patient satisfaction, medical advancement, and innovation meet? The answer is here—right in this issue as we focus on the patient experience and consider how best to integrate technology…

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Genetic Discrimination and Racism

Author(s): Art Johnson
Genetic Discrimination and Racism 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Discrimination seems to be an intrinsic trait inherent in our very being. We, as people, seem to be disposed to discriminate either for or against those who, for one reason…

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Intracardiac Pressure–Volume Diagrams and Their Links with Thermodynamics

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi, Maria P. Bonomini, Pedro D. Arini
Intracardiac Pressure–Volume Diagrams and Their Links with Thermodynamics 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Work and energy, power and efficiency, all four involve concepts that seemingly belong only to machines… but much before they popped out of fire and coal, live beings possessed and…

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