The Effect of Technology on Health Essay

1112 Words May 17th, 2008 5 Pages
For the purpose of this paper, Technology is defined as an instrument which allows improved understanding medical care and maintaining humans’ health through better management of their health information. (Msn Encarta, 2008) Many people have a high regard for technology because it is there for humans’ and health technology has a greater benefit.
Technology is linked to medicine over the past 100 years. At the beginning of that decade medicine was a little scientific technology because at that time for the first time X-ray machine was built and by the time other scientists tried to produce and develop technological stuffs (Young, 2000). Throughout the years the technology becomes a major part of health industry because it helps and manages
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Radionuclide imaging is a sending of a substance to the vein by injection and these substances emit gamma rays. The gamma rays could be detected by gamma cameras. People assert that these gamma rays are very dangerous, but the gamma rays are not dangerous that is in conclusive because the gamma rays human body exposes but this technology is the same amount of sunrays. In addition, industrial technology it is part of the health care, which maintains the right drug for the patient and treating the chronic diseases and lymphatic cancers.

The next reason of effect of technology on health is increasing the life expectancy of human. Technology such as ultraviolet radiation has been used to examine the cells and DNA and identify a gene so now experts isolating the genes to prevent some chronic and genetically diseases, examining DNA and find the diseases which are based on the DNA structure, and treating the genetically diseases by diagnosing under electronic microscope.

Proponents of technology argue that technology asserts health care in hospital. There are many services which technology provides for the doctors and patients, such as telemedicine, and electronic medical records and transmission of information (kff, 2007). Technology facilitate the procedures for the specialists for instance, computerizing patients files and keep record in order, check for new information though the internet and checking the treatment of diseases or kind

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