An Introduction to Bio Medical Instrumentation Science ByProf. Mahendra H. Gaushal,M.D. [Hom]Head, Dept of MedicineKDMG’s Homoeopathic Medical College & HospitalShirpur Dist – Dhule M.S. [ India]Mobile – 9822852735 – 9371196843E-mail- email@example.comThankfully[ In association with : SGGS Institute of Engg & Technology, Nanded [M.S.]www.sggs.ac.in , www.sggsnanded.org
Introduction to Biomedical Instruments Biology It deals with wide spectrum of Life sciences i.e. plants, animals, Insects or in nutshell all living organisms. Study of only human being out of these is Called Medical Science. If we want to study Engineering principles in medical science the resulting subject will be Medical Engineering. If we wish to cover more animals on the earth, the science will be Bio- Medical Engineering. Engineering or Instrumentation is defined as science of using measurements.
SCOPE – 1 The study of Engineering principles from Biomedical Engineering involves following interests : To understand mechanisms, efficiencies & physical changes of various subsystems of the body. To evolve an instrumentation system for diagnosis, therapy and supplementation of body function. To obtain qualitative & quantitative knowledge through different instruments which can help for analysis of disorders, and further the Biomechanics of the cure process.
SCOPE – 2 The study of medical principles from Biomedical engineering involves following interests. • To understand Bio-Chemico-Electro – Thermo- Hydraulico- Pneumatico- Physico- Magnato- Mechano – Dynamic actions and changes of various sub systems of the body in normal states. • To Understand above actions & changes in various sub systems of the body in abnormal states i.e. in Pathology. • To obtain qualitative & quantitative knowledge of what drug does to the body ( Pharmacodynamics ) and what body does to the drug ( Pharmacokinetics ) during and after prescription of the drug.
DOCTOR PATIENT PATIENT SYMPTOMS INSTRUMENT SYMPTOMS PHYSICIAN PHYSICIAN TREATMENT DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT A.THE PHYSICIAN B.MODERY PHYSICIAN
HISTORY Stethoscope, the first medical instrument of its own kind was invented in by French Physician Laennec. Today in 1997 even at a district place in India computer aided tomography equipment is easily available. For many years, the doctors, vaidyas depended upon pulse rate, thermometer and stethoscope , however today hundreds of sophisticated Biomedical instruments are available.
BREAK THROUGH A major break through in the form of ECG was invented by Dutch scientist in 1930. It was the first step forward towards modernization of Biomedical Instrumentation.
CLASSIFICATION OF INSTRUMENTS Medical Engineering Diagnostic Indicating Recording Therapeutic Monitoring Data Logging Supplementary Analysis Control CLASSIFICATION OF BMI
FUNCTION OF INSTRUMENTS Function Thermometer Indication E.C.G. Recording Bio Monitor Monitoring Computer Data Logging Blood Analysir Analysis Dialysis
Engineering Classification of Biomedical Instrumentation 1. Measuring Instruments. 2. Audiometer 3. Blood cell counter 4. Blood Pressure meter 5. Blood PH meter 6. Blood flow meter • Digital BP meter • GSR meter 9. Stethoscope
Recording instruments 1. Electrocardiograph 2. Electromyograph 3. Electro encephalograph 4. Expirograph 5. Phonocardiograph 6. Plethysmograph 7. Thermograph 8. Tomograph 9. Ultra sonograph 10. Radio graph ( x-ray)
Monitoring Instruments 1.Bed – side monitor 2.Bio – monitor 3.Foetal monitor
Analyzing Instruments 1. Colorimeter 2. Spectrometer 3. Flame photo meter
Monitoring Instruments 1. Bed – side monitor 2. Bio – monitor 3. Foetal monitor
Data logging Instruments 1. Computer
Controlling Instruments 1. Defibrillator 2. Dialysis instrument 3. Heart lung machine
A] Medical Classification of BMI 1. DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS 2. Endoscope 3. Stethoscope 4. Microscope
B] THERAPEUTIC INSTRUMENTS 1. Shortwave diathermy 2. Ultrasound therapy 3. Electro surgery 4. Nuclear Medicine
C] SUPPLEMENTARY 1. Aid for blind 2. Hearing aid 3. Pace maker
FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF INSTRUMENTS A] BLOOD INSTRUMENTS 1. Blood Pressure meter 2. Blood PH meter 3. Blood flow meter 4. Blood cell counter 5. Calorimeter 6. Spectra – Photometer 7. Flame photometer 8. Digital BP meter
B] HEART INSTRUMENT 1. ECG 2. Pace Maker 3. Defibrillator 4. Heart Lung Machine 5. Bed side monitor 6. Plethysmograph 7. Electronic stethoscope 8. Phonocardiograph
C] BRAIN INSTRUMENTS 1. EEG 2. Tomograph
D] MUSCLE INSTRUMENTS 1. EMG 2. Muscle Stimulater
E] BRAIN INSTRUMENTS 1. EEG 2. Tomograph
F] KIDNEY INSTRUMENTS 1. Dialysis Instrument 2. Lithotripsy
F] KIDNEY INSTRUMENTS 1. Dialysis Instrument 2. Lithotripsy
G] EAR INSTRUMENTS 1. Audiometer 2. Hearing aid
H] EYE INSTRUMENTS 1. Occulometer 2. Aid for blind
I ] LUNG INSTRUMENTS 1. Spirometer
J] BODY INSTRUMENTS 1. Ultra Sonography 2. Thermograph 3. Radiograph 4. EPF 5. Endoscope
K] PHYSIOTHERAPHY INSTRUMENTS 1. Diathermy, Short wave 2. Electrosleeper 3. Vibrator ( Massage type ) 4. U.V. Lamph 5. Microwave diathermy
1.BIO METRICS It is the branch of science that includes measurements of physiological variables and parameters. BMI provides the tools by which these measurements can be achieved.
1.1 - RANGE The range of an instrument is generally considered to include all the levels of input amplitude & frequency over which the device is expected to operate. The objective is to provide an instrument that will give a usable reading from the smallest expected value of the variable or parameter being measured to the largest.
1.2 – SENSITIVITY The sensitivity of an instrument determines how small a variation of a variable or parameter can be really reliably measured.
1.3 – LINEARITY The degree to which variations in the output of an instrument follow input variations is referred to as the linearity of the device.
1.4 – HYSTERESIS It is a characteristic of some instruments where by a given value of the measured variable results in a different reading when reached in an ascending direction from that obtained when it is reached in a descending direction .
1.5 - FREQUENCY RESPONSE The frequency response of an instrument in its variation in sensitivity over the frequency range of the measurement. It is important to display a wave shape that is a faithful reproduction of the original physiological signal.
1.6 – ACCURACY It is a measure of systemic error. Errors can occur in a multitude of ways. Although not always present simultaneously, the following errors should be considered. 1. Errors due to tolerances of electronic components. 2. Mechanical errors in meter movements. 3. Component errors due to drift or temperature variations. 4. Errors due to poor frequency response. 5. Errors due to change in atmospheric pressure or temperature. • Reading errors due to parallel inadequate illuminations or excessively wide ink traces on a pen recording. • Two additional sources of Errors are • Correct instrument zeroing or making correct baseline. • The effect of the instrument on the parameter to be measured & vice versa. ( Specially in measurements in living organism )
1.7 - SIGNAL TO NOICE RATIO • It is important that the signal to – noise ratio be high as possible.
1.8 – STABILITY • In control engineering, Stability is the ability of a system to resume a steady state conditions following a disturbance at the input rather than be driven into uncontrollable oscillation.
1.9 - ISOLATION • Electrical Isolation is to be made for avoiding interference between different instruments used simultaneously. It can be achieved by using magnetic or optional coupling technique or using radio tetermetry. • Telemetry is also used where movement of the person or animal to be measured.
1.10 – SIMPLICITY • All systems & instruments should be as simple as possible to eliminate the chance of component or human error.
INSTRODUCTION TO THE MAN MACHINE SYSTEM A classical exercise in Biomedical engineering analysis involves the measurement of OUTPUTS from an unknown system as they are affected by various combinations of INPUTS. The object is to learn the nature & characteristics of the system. This unknown system, often reffered to as a BLACK BOX, may have a variety of configuration for a given combination of INPUTS and OUTPUTS. The end product of such an exercise is usually a set of Input – Output equations intended to define the internal functions of the Box. These functions may be relatively simple or extremely complex.
BLACK BOX One of the most complex black box is living organism. Especially the living human being ……. HUMAN BODY AS BLACK BOX Human body is Bio – chemico – physico – electro – thermo – hydraulico – pneumatico – magnatico mechanically engineered machine, which runs automatically through the vital force, now a days called Bio energy.
BIO – POTENTIAL SIGNALS – It is a well known fact that human body is a source of various bio- potential signals, which are most useful during physiological ,clinical & therapeutic biological activities of living body. These signals can be picked up from the surface of the body or from within the body. These signals are used as parameters in various Bio- medical studies. This black box ( Human body ) consists Biological , chemicals , physical , electrical , thermal , haudralic, pneumatic, acoustical, magnetically & mechanical systems, all interacting with each other. It also contains a powerful computer, several types of communicating systems, and a great variety of control systems. To further complicate the situation.
1.Upon attempting to measure the INPUTS & OUTPUTS, It would be soon learnt that none of the INPUT & OUTPUTS relationship is deterministic i.e. repeated applications of a given set of INPUT values will not always produce the same OUTPUT values. In fact , many of the outputs seems to show a wide range of responses to a given set of INPUTS, depending on some seemingly relevant conditions, where as others appear to be completely random & totally unrelated to any of the inputs. 2. Many of the important variables to be measured are not readily accessible to measuring devices. The result is that some key relationships can not be determined or that less accurate substitute measures must be used. 3. Due to high degree of interaction among the variables, , it is often impossible to hold one variable constant while measuring the relationship between two others. 4. It is difficult sometime to determine which are the inputs & which are the outputs, for they are never labeled & almost inevitably include one or more feedback paths. 5. The application of measuring device. Which often affects the measurements to the extent that they many not represent normal conditions reliably. 6. The process of measuring must not in any way endanger the life of the person on whom the measurements are being made, & he should not get any undue pains, discomfort or any other undesirable conditions. Additional factors that add to the difficulty of obtaining valid measurements are. A. Safety considerations B. The environment of the hospital where these measurements are performed, C. The medical person usually involved in measurements. D. Ethical & legal considerations.
Because the large amount of interaction between the instrumentation system & the subject being measured. It is essential that the person on whom measurements are made be considered an integral part of the Instrumentation system. In other words – In order to make sense out of the data to be obtained from the black box ( the human being ) , the internal characteristics of the black box must be considered in the design & application of any measuring instruments, consequently the overall system, which includes both the human organism & Instrumentation required for the measurement of the human is called the MAN – MACHINE SYSTEM.
INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM It is defined a the set of instruments & equipments utilized in the measurement of one or more characteristic or phenomena + the presentation of information obtained from those measurements in a form that can be read , interpreted recorded and preserved by man.
BASIC OBJECTIVES OF THE INSTRUMENTATION 1. Information Gathering 2. Diagnosis 3. Evaluation 4. Monitoring 5. Control
INFORMATION GATHERING In this system, machine is used to measure natural phenomena & other variables to aid man in his search for the knowledge about himself and the universe in which he lives. In this setting, the characteristic of the measurements may not be known in advance.