By: Stephen H
Technological advances are being felt in many industries and professions, none more so than the medical profession. The introduction of a range of software is helping across the full range of medical activities:a) DiagnosticThere have been many instances of equipment being developed for use as...
By: Darian Peters
Both MRI and CT scanners are both non-invasive medical imaging technologies that provide two-dimensional cross-sections from which three-dimensional information about the body can be reconstructed. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging whilst CT (also known as CAT) stands for Computed Axial Tomography.CT scans were...
By: Sandra Lynn
The history of the X-ray is really quite facinating. In fact the discovery of the X-ray was made quite by accident! In the year 1895, a German physicist by the name of Wilhelm Roentgen, happened to be in his laboratory conducting experiments using a cathode...
By: Darian Peters
The discovery that tapping on the chest and listening to the sounds made could give information about internal organs such as the beating of the heart or the breathing in the lungs was made by the Austrian, Leopold Auenbrugger, in the 18th Century and popularized...
By: Cynthia Harlan
You can look over the last century, even the last decade and can see that modern medicine is increasing our life span. In fact, it is this increase in life span that has put the Social Security System in such havoc. It is also responsible...
By: Darian Peters
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive medical imaging technology that provides two-dimensional cross-sections from which three-dimensional information about the body can be reconstructed. You might need an MRI scan in order to diagnose problems with internal organs and tissues. It is most commonly used...
By: Darian Peters
One of the major problems in medicine concerns blockages of blood vessels causing a lack of blood, and therefore oxygen, to an organ. One way to treat this is to remove the blockage. But in some cases this is too dangerous or difficult to achieve...
By: Cynthia Harlan
There have been many advances in the treatment of diabetes. Much more is known about the disease and how to control it. With some new experimental procedures diabetics may be able to eliminate insulin shots altogether, in fact there may be a cure around the...
By: Darian Peters
The precursors to the technology of the body temperature thermometer were the ordinary thermometers used for measuring the temperature of the air.In 1592 Galileo Galilei measured temperature using a device that he called a thermoscope which was based on the fact that changes in...
By: Joe Knight
Medieval Medicine and the Treatment of WoundsWhen one thinks of a culture from the past, we may think of it as "unsophisticated" when compared to our own. It's very easy for those of us in the twenty-first century to look at the stomach-churning medical treatments...

 

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