Essay about Use of Computers in Medicine

903 Words Sep 2nd, 2011 4 Pages
Uses of Computers in the Medical Field
By: Tashauna Roberts

In today’s society, there is a wide range of computer use. Almost everywhere you go today you are required to have some sort of basic understanding of how a computer is operated. In my report, I am going to tell you how computers are used in the field of medicine. There is a wide variety of use and need for a computer in the medical field. Their uses include storing patient related data, scanning and imaging the body, and assisting speedy communications. Some of the main points I will be discussing is why Health Care Professionals use computers, where computers are used in the Health Care System , and Computer Assisted Surgery. Computers are used by Health
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In cardiac surgery, shared control systems can perform mitral valve replacement or ventricular pacing by small thoracotomies. (As cited in Computer assisted radiosurgery also incorporates advanced robotic systems. Cyber knife is a system that is lightweight linear action accelerator mounted on the robotic arm. It is guided towards tumor processes, using skeletal structures as a reference system.( As cited in
The use of robotic surgery is widespread in orthopedic, especially in routine interventions, like total hip replacement. It also helps in pre-planning and guiding the correct position of displaced bone fragments in fractures, allowing a good fixation by osteosynthesis. (As cited in Computer assisted ENT surgery: Robotic surgery fits most of the surgeons’ needs in areas with limited surgical access requiring high-precision actions, such as middle-ear surgery.
The advantages to computer assisted surgery are much better visualization of the operative field, which allows a more accurate

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