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Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2024) | Viewed by 677

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Institute of Electronics, Lodz University of Technology, Politechniki 10, 93-590 Łódź, Poland
Interests: biomedical image; signal processing; image processing
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Interests: biomaterials; 3D printing; bioprinting; tissue engineering; biocompatibility; thin medical coatings; design thinking
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Dear Colleagues,

Biomedical engineering covers many disciplines: computer science, materials science, electronics, biotechnology, mechanical engineering. The combination of all these disciplines serves to support and develop medicine. This applies to the design and construction of medical equipment (e.g., imaging devices), software (diagnostic support systems, databases), mechanical devices (e.g., surgical robots), implementation of telemedicine, construction of artificial organs (e.g., joints, skin) and rehabilitation devices, and developing and implementing the production of biocompatible materials, i.e., tolerated and absorbed in the body.

Biomaterials constitute a special area of biomedical engineering. Research in this field provides opportunities for progress in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. It is the fastest growing research area both in the scientific community and in the industrial sector. Advances in our understanding of the relationships between the structures, properties, applications or functions of all classes of materials, as well as advances in our understanding the biological aspects of interactions, determine the possibilities of using biomaterials.

This Special Issue will include modern applications of biomedical engineering in a wide range of medical specialties. Hence, the proposed topics include but are not limited to the following issues:

  • Processing and analysis of biomedical signals and images;
  • Design and implementation of electronic medical devices and systems;
  • Applications of biomaterials, including implants, in medicine and pharmacology;
  • Simulation and modelling of organs, tissues and biological systems;
  • Development of deep learning architectures in the analysis of biomedical data.

Prof. Dr. Michał Strzelecki
Dr. Artur Klepaczko
Dr. Dorota Bociaga
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Reconstruction of the Physiological Behavior of Real and Synthetic Vessels in Controlled Conditions
by Andrzej Polanczyk, Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Agnieszka W. Piastowska-Ciesielska, Ihor Huk, Christoph Neumayer, Julia Balcer and Michal Strzelecki
Appl. Sci. 2024, 14(6), 2600; - 20 Mar 2024
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The objective of this study is to assess the ability of an Artificial Circulatory Phantom (ACP) to verify its accuracy in simulating the movement of artificial vessels vs. real vessels under changing cardiovascular parameters such as heartbeat, ejection fraction, and total peripheral resistance. [...] Read more.
The objective of this study is to assess the ability of an Artificial Circulatory Phantom (ACP) to verify its accuracy in simulating the movement of artificial vessels vs. real vessels under changing cardiovascular parameters such as heartbeat, ejection fraction, and total peripheral resistance. The experiments were conducted with blood-like fluid that flows through two types of vessels: iliac arteries and different types of ePTFE vascular prostheses. Parameters such as diameter and tortuosity were measured and analyzed. The flow characteristics included a pulsating pattern with a frequency of 60–120 min−1 and ejection volumes ranging from 70 to 115 mL. The results showed a predominantly positive correlation between wall displacement (Wd) and tortuosity index (Ti) for the iliac artery (R2 = 0.981), as well as between Wd and mean tortuosity index (MTi) (R2 = 0.994). Similarly, positive correlations between Wd and Ti (R2 = 0.942) and Wd and MTi (R2 = 0.922) were computed for the ePTFE vascular prosthesis. The ACP introduced in this study is a valuable tool for evaluating various vessel types and the spatial configurations of vascular prostheses under diverse hemodynamic conditions. These findings are promising for the advancement of novel approaches to the testing and design of vascular grafts, ultimately enhancing their patency rates in future applications. Full article
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