TY - CHAP A1 - Dixon T. K. Kwok A2 - Martin Schulz A3 - Tao Hu A4 - Chenglin Chu A5 - Paul Chu ED1 - Anthony N. Laskovski Y1 - 2011-01-08 PY - 2011 T1 - Surface Treatments of Nearly Equiatomic NiTi Alloy (Nitinol) for Surgical Implants N2 - Rapid technological developments in the last century have brought the field of biomedical engineering into a totally new realm. Breakthroughs in materials science, imaging, electronics and, more recently, the information age have improved our understanding of the human body. As a result, the field of biomedical engineering is thriving, with innovations that aim to improve the quality and reduce the cost of medical care. This book is the second in a series of three that will present recent trends in biomedical engineering, with a particular focus on materials science in biomedical engineering, including developments in alloys, nanomaterials and polymer technologies. BT - Biomedical Engineering SP - Ch. 12 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/13212 DO - 10.5772/13212 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-26 ER -