From the very first man and civilization, we have had various medical procedures and equipments used for treatment purposes. Indeed, every now and then latest medical equipments are being invented using cutting edge technology. Physicians depend a lot on the equipments they use for diagnosis and for testing purposes. These equipments have a big role in saving patients life. This is why several manufacturing companies across the world spend millions and billions on research and development. From a simple thermometer to life, saving machines used in hospitals, clinics and at homes are all medical equipments. Let us look into few of these equipments used and the cutting edge technology used to manufacture them.
This is one of the most important innovations in the medical industry. The term “ultrasound” refers to sound waves that travel beyond human hearing. Indeed, its frequency travels at 20,000 hertz. The ultrasound machine was first invented and used to watch the image of the baby in the womb. However, with further innovations on the same theme, it is now used to treat and scan many other organs in the human body such as heart, liver and kidney. The main reason to use the Ultrasound machine is since X-rays cannot scan these organs in the body.
The scan helps the physician to check and study on the dimensions of the organ by determining its size and characteristics. In addition, the scan facility is used to identify additional growth in the body such as gallstones and tumor. The ultrasound is used is also used to in cardiology to study on the blood flow in the heart.
One of the greatest inventions in the medical history and in humankind is the artificial hearts. The artificial heart is a device to replace the heart in human body. This was a breathtaking invention in the medical history. The artificial hearts are implanted in to a patient’s body in cases when heart transplantation is not possible.
Many people are confused between the cardiopulmonary bypass machine and artificial heart. The CPB or the cardiopulmonary bypass machines are an external device unlike the artificial hearts that are implanted in to the body. The CPB is used only for few hours to replace the functions of heart and lungs. It is believed that the complete artificial hearts for implantation will be ready by 2013.
In addition to these medical equipments there are several handy machines used today. Few of these medical equipments used are the thermometer, Glucometer, respiratory machine, dialysis machine, purifiers and many more. It is the innovation in the medical industry that has saved you and me to survive in this world.
Indeed, we should consider ourselves lucky to have born in a time of superior advanced technology that can help us to live better and healthier for long time. The technology implemented in manufacturing medical equipments has saved the life of millions of people across the world. The latest technology will help to save billions in the future.