By: Effie Moore Salem
An American engineer in the 1950s, Hal Anger, invented the gamma scintillation camera and made possible the use of nuclear medicine in the diagnosing and the treatment of illnesses. Although knowledge of radioisotopes has been around since the 1930s, its use was only speculative.The...
By: Anthony Khoo
Since the development of nuclear medicine in the 1950s, radioisotopes have been used extensively in medicine for one of two purposes. Some, such as 'Technetium' allow the non-invasive exploration of body functions and structures, whilst other radioisotopes are used to treat diseases, primarily cancer, by...
By: Barbara Kasey Smith
Would you have ever thought wound-care clinics around the country would be using maggots on some patients after high-tech treatments fail? Can you imagine using these wriggly little creatures for treating wounds? Maggots are making a medical comeback, cleaning out wounds that just won't heal...
By: Ronnie Reese
Foley Catheter Insertion: Sterile Technique for the Medical Professional Before you start: Before you insert a Foley catheter there are a few things you need to consider: *Do you have a Dr.'s order to do so? *Do you have a built in protocol to...
MRI and fMRI: How they work and the differences between structural and functional images
By: Paul Gravestock
Is MRI a Functional or Structural imaging technique? MRI is a versatile imaging method and can be used for imaging both complex structures or it can be used for functional imaging; this is referred to as functional MRI (fMRI). The main difference between MRI and...
Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility
By: Edward Webber
When people speak about this subject, they are immediately reminded of Hitler's "Supreme Race" which caused the death of hundreds of thousands. It is understandable, the negative connotation that goes along with this, however, it is hardly fair. Some people simply are against this type...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The first development on the road to thermometers was Galileo's invention consisting of a series of glass spheres filled with varying densities of alcohol that would rise or fall in a closed tube of water depending on the temperature. Around the same time, in the...
By: Alison Bowler
When we have an accident and end up in the emergency room, it is quite possible the doctor will ask for an X-ray to help ascertain the severity of any damage. This is so much less painful than having someone manipulate a limb to find...
By: Asra Arshad
A hyperbaric chamber is a device whose primary objective and usage is to supply a patient with pure oxygen-rich air. Hyperbaric chambers are also designed to generate and maintain a proper environment for human occupancy. There are various factors that are to be considered when...
By: Wispen Lee
Artificial selection may sound like what you may get at a visit to the plastic surgeons, but it is in reality, a far more serious issue and one that has raised several ethical issues in the modern age.What is selection in the first place...

 

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