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Advances In Medical Imaging Technology

Medical imaging is the graphic visualization of the body for use in diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of medical conditions. Imaging technologies play a vital role in making medical procedures more scientific as they help confirm or reject the diagnostician’s or physician’s initial hypothesis about the patient’s ailment. The drive for more emergent bio-optical devices has

Surgical Scissors: Design & Handling

Surgical scissors or “forceps” are surgical instruments engineered to make dissections and other cuts with high accuracy and precision. So while choosing one, several important factors such as ease-of-handling, dimensional accuracy, quality, and manoeuvrability come into play. Engineering Surgical scissors cutting through a tissue apply three kinds of forces – torque, closing and shear. Closing

Advances in Healthcare: Leadless Pacemakers

The latest advancement in healthcare technology for heart patients is the leadless pacemaker, which is aimed at eliminating the dangers of implanting pacemaker leads into the heart. Traditional cardiac pacemakers are constructed using a Hypodermis Pulse Generator (in the chest wall) and transvenous pacing leads (in the myocardial tissue). These leads are considered the weakest

STAR of Surgical Robots

Surgical robots aren’t going to replace human surgeons anytime soon. But what’s better than to have a proof-of-concept for future possibilities in healthcare? Meet STAR – Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot – an OT robot that has outperformed human surgeons in all trials. However, STAR was invented not to replace but to aide and empower human

Veterinary Euthanasia

The way human society treats its own species, in matters of death, stands in stark contrast to how it treats others. While euthanasia for animals is quite acceptable and used to cull diseased, or sometimes even healthy animals for acts of lethal aggression, the debate about whether euthanasia or physician-assisted death for patients with terminal

Medical Imaging In Radiology – Role in Public Health

As per the World Health Organization (WHO), medical imaging in radiology plays a pivotal role in improving public health for all population groups. Your radiologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats diseases/conditions by interpreting data from medical imaging techniques such as X-Ray radiography, ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT), Positron Emission Tomography (nuclear medicine), and Magnetic

Home HIV Kit: How You Can Benefit?

The Centre for Disease Control (USA) recently advised parents all across the nation to have their kids tested for the HIV virus at least once in a few years. Testing for HIV, however, remains a stigma among people for what alone supposedly causes it and for what it entails (in the society) once the result

Bioresorbable Stents for Patients Of Coronary Artery Disease

Technology until Now A stent, in medical terms, is any device that is inserted into a blood vessel in order to expand the vessel to prevent or alleviate a blockade (typically, a coronary artery disease). Until now, the health care industry has been using metallic stents that would be worn permanently and could be removed