On this site we typically focus on the technology that helps streamline patient record keeping and health information and discovery. Today, though, we thought it would be a good idea to take a break and focus on the technology that is revolutionizing medicine itself. It seems like every day there is a new breakthrough happening in medical and health technology.
Here are just a few of them:
It isn’t just the stuff of fiction; an article published in May in ChicagoBusiness.com confirms that 3-D printing really is making huge waves in the surgical field. The article, titled “3-D printing is revolutionizing surgery,” talks about how companies are using 3-D printing to manufacture hearing aids, knee implants and is making it possible for surgeons to literally see a patient’s internal issues before the patient is even on the table (most notably, it showed surgeons holes in an infant’s heart that hadn’t been visible on the 2-D images of MRIs, X-Rays and CT Scans).
While the medium is one that medical professionals across all fields are anxious to adopt, there are still tests to [Read more…]