How a CT scan works
By: Lauren Beyenhof
A CT (computer tomography) scan is one of several diagnostic procedures that helps give doctors a better idea of what is going on inside your body. Unlike an X-ray, which only takes one image of your body, a CT scan takes a series of images...
How a CT scan works
By: Krystle Hernandez
Computed tomography scans essentially use x-ray technology to produce detailed images depicting the internal structures of the body. More commonly known as CT scans, the resulting images of these tests can assist physicians in providing more accurate diagnoses by allowing them to catch a glimpse...
How improvements in medical technology are raising the survival rate of wounded soldiers
By: Krystle Hernandez
Medical technologies have improved incredibly in the last several decades. Since the War in Vietnam, the use of these medical technologies in overseas warfare environments has allowed a larger percentage of soldiers to survive critical and life-threatening wounds incurred in the heat of battle.In...
By: Krystle Hernandez
A stent can be defined as a cylindrical shaped rod. These tiny devices can be invaluable in assisting doctors with patients who have a blocked cardiovascular artery. In most cases, cardiologists will examine the patient and determine whether bypass surgery is necessary. Because this procedure...
How a CT scan works
By: Stephen H
CT scans are used by doctors to obtain an image of the inside of a patient's body. Sometimes referred to as a CAT scan it is a diagnostic tool. CAT stands for computerised axial tomography which is a method of building an image of the...
By: Sarah Strutt
There are several types of thermometers used in health care today. The choice of thermometer usually depends on the patient and their condition, and the resources on hand at the time.In the Australian health system today the most commonly seen thermometers are digital. Some...
By: Darian Peters
There are two levels of analysis that need to be considered when determining whether medical technology companies are in it for profit or for medical science. On one level we must consider the motives of the company in its own right, whilst on another level...
By: Darian Peters
Many people would probably imagine that the history of the X-ray was purely about the medical applications that we know so well today, but as I will relate, the X-ray also played a significant part in helping our theoretical understanding of light itself. X-rays are...
By: Sheree Zielke
The history of the x-ray is the story of one man's determination to eat, sleep and breathe his work until he solved the mystery behind the strange apparitions that appeared following an electromagnetic reaction, between gasses and an electric charge, inside a glass vacuum tube...
By: Richard Bramante
Every company is spawned by a creative idea. The beginning of a medical technology company may also have its start due to purely altruistic intentions and for the advancement of medical science. However, to fund the development of such a company does require financial backing...

 

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