Technology In Medicine Research Paper

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Technology In Medicine

Introduction

As computers have become the back bone of our society, it is only natural that they would affect and influence medicine. Technology has basically found its way into every single human industry so it only makes sense that it could venture into and explode the medical field with extreme advances. Computers help doctors make medical research discoveries, help the world understand disease, test different medical techniques or samples and more; they affect every aspect of medicine in hospitals, private practice and even in your own home. They provide a network to globally announce and spread medical discoveries in the faster way than anyone could have ever imagined. They allow for different medical
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Things that we could not have even imagined have become a reality and a regularity amongst us. For the burn victim that got all new skin, the cancer patient that now has a high chance of survival or the war veteran that gets a bionic working limb, or a new 3D printed appendage. Breakthroughs with Alzheimer’s, diabetes, AID’S, and so much more are on the verge and shaking the world. However, there are many things we have yet to break, like autoimmune diseases such as lupus and fibromyalgia or degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis. With these advances also comes ethical concerns and implications like altering genetic makeup of an unborn child or consent of treatment on a patient that can not decide for themselves. In this paper we will discuss the history of different medical advancements and how they have impacted our society. Either way, it is safe to say that computers have not only breached into the medical field but have become more than just a tool, …show more content…
CT scans is essentially a more in –depth X-ray that uses computer technology to gather a more detailed image that is cross-sectional. A CT scan offers the physician insight as to size, shape and longitudinal location of structures that lie deep inside the body such as organs, tissues and tumors. The scan works with the patient lying as still as possible on a table and then being slid in to a rotating cylinder that captures the images from all different directions. A computer then combines the images giving a two-dimensional view of the afflicted area. This type of imaging is great for detecting trauma to the brain, spinal cord, chest, abdomen or pelvis. While the process is painless, it is time consuming and costlier (“X-rays, CT Scans and MRIs

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