Technology has played a humongous role in the development of health care throughout history and with the extreme advances in technology, medical technology is at its best. Medical technology is impressively diverse including medical and surgical procedures, facilities and equipment, drugs, supportive systems, and organisational technology.
Medical technology has massively helped the improvement of care provided within hospitals and care facilities improve the quality of them and the care they provide. Many lives have successfully and fortunately been saved due to medical advances helping save lives and enabling people to recover from illnesses and conditions.
We have compiled a short list of four of our favourite genius medical technology creations that have positively helped health professionals and the wider community to ensure better health care treatment.
An X-ray generator is a machine used in the world of health care; it emits painless high energy X-ray electromagnetic waves into the body of the individual to produce images. In most cases, an X-ray machine is used to produce images of the structures of an individual’s body most commonly bones.
United with an X-ray detector the machine is able to assist applications such as medicine, electromagnetic assembly inspection etc. You will be able to find X-ray machines within hospitals and clinics as the generator is operated by radiographers. Radiographers use this machine to help identify any problems regarding one’s internal structure through images they acquire from the X-ray.
Other healthcare specialists aside from radiographers are also trained in using an X-ray such as dentists. X-rays are super beneficial as they help to detect a range of different conditions which can alert doctors to a situation that needs to be taken care of.
Some of the conditions that an X-ray can detect are bone fractures, cancerous bone tumour’s, lung problems, heart problems and many others.
MR-Linac Radiotherapy Technology:
Mr-linac radiotherapy is a true radiotherapy evolution as this treatment is designed to be personalised. This personalised radiotherapy technology is being offered to oncology patients helping them fight against cancer.
Cancer patients will first sit down with a professional oncologist to discuss the process offered by this technology and how it can help them treat their cancer. Different from other treating methods, this provides a new opportunity to enable accurate treatment of the doses delivery along with providing a visualisation in real-time of the tumour. Doing it this way will allow cancer patients to understand the treatment better and have it tailored to their personalised needs.
Despite being designed for cancer patients it is only able to treat certain cancers that are within certain areas of your body. Those areas consist of your lungs, liver, bladder, breasts, oesophagus, oropharynx, glioblastoma, pancreas, prostate, rectum, and stomach.
MR-linac radiotherapy can be used solely for your treatment, targeting the infested cancerous tumours, and working to save your healthy tissues compared to many other treatments.
An ultrasound like an X-ray is an imagining test device that allows health professionals to examine an individual’s internal organs by using an increased high frequency of sound waves. Another title given to an ultrasound scan is sonogram which is used for multiple reasons.
The common use of ultrasound is for monitoring unborn babies along with being able to diagnose a condition or guide surgeons during certain procedures they may be engaged in. An ultrasound is a painless and safe procedure that send waves that you can not hear into certain body parts of the individual. The high-frequency waves allow an image to be picked up on the monitor in real-time while the scan is being carried out.
You can find ultrasound technology located within hospitals and clinics often with radiology departments, and the procedure is carried out by either radiologists or sonographers. Different types of ultrasounds can be carried out depending on what area of the body requires it, three of the main types are internal, external, and endoscopic ultrasound scans.
I hope you find these medical technology creations as genius as we do.