Physics and Astronomy
heart attack, blood flow, arteries, radioactive substances, stress echocardiology
I recently had a first-hand opportunity to learn some interesting biomedical applications of physics which provide application examples for introductory classes. While there were many such applications, from X-rays to ultrasonic imaging, I’ll focus on fluid flow through clogged coronary arteries and the use of radioactive materials in a nuclear stress test.
Zwart, John, "Heart Attack Physics" (2016). Faculty Work: Comprehensive List. 638.