Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Medical Technology

Medical Technology encompasses a wide range of Healthcare Products and is used to diagnose, monitor or treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans. Such technologies are intended to improve the quality of healthcare delivered through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and reductions in hospital stays and rehabilitation times. Recent advances in medical technology have also focused on cost reduction.  Medical technology may broadly include medical devices and healthcare services.


 1895, X-ray, by Wilhelm Rontgen

1903, electrocardiograph, by Willem Einthoven

1956, endoscope, by Basil Hirschowitz

1958, ultrasound scan, by Ian Donald

1958, Pacemaker, by Rune Elmqvist

1973, CT (CAT) scan, by Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack

1982, artificial heart, by Robert Jarvik

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