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Session 13

  1. 1. { How technology is revolutionizing the medical field By: Brendan Miller
  2. 2. Content • How medical care used to be compared to now • What technologies help make this change • Why does technology play such a crucial role in medical and health care • Where will it go next? •
  3. 3. { {Past (around 1950’s)  No extensive knowledge of the human body  Medicine was basic  Transplant success rate was very low(high rejection rate by the patients body) Present  X-ray, MRI and Ct scan to just name a few of the modern testing equipment to diagnose a health issue  Pills to cure hundreds of diseases and new technologies to make transplants have a higher success rate Medical care in the past vs present day
  4. 4. Medical care in the past vs present cont’d Past (around 1950’s) Presnt day • Patients medical charts where only localized at your doctors office • Doctors had to go by medical text books which can sometimes miss some symptoms • The globe is digitally connected so your medical charts can be electronically sent to any doctors office around the world • Doctors can look at global statistics when diagnosing patients
  5. 5. What technologies helped revolutionize the medical field? • X-rays are used extensively to paint a clear picture of our bones which, helps doctors diagnose the severity of a fracture or a break and also help determining if it’s a bad sprain or the bone is fractured. • Electrocardiogram is another technological advancement that has helped physicians diagnose heart conditions with much greater precision • An EKG (electrocardiogram) uses the electrical signals that are delivered to the heart and transfers them into line tracings on a sheet of paper. Which is read by the patients doctor
  6. 6. { {MRI  MRI uses extremely powerful electromagnets (uses large amounts of electricity)  Scan takes about 30 minutes  Detects soft tissues  Diagnoses cancers, strokes, brain tumors, ligament and tendon injuries CT Scan  Uses X-rays instead of magnets  Scan only takes 5 minutes  Detects bone and soft tissues (not as accurate as the MRI)  Diagnoses bone injuries, cancers, lung and chest imaging
  7. 7.  Medicine hasn’t changed drastically over the years, but new forms of medication have been found to treat certain diseases more effectively.  The way medicine is made has changed a lot with technology. By the way it is mass produced today, where it is readily available in pharmacies. Technologies in Medicine
  8. 8. Why is technology so important to the health care industry • New technological advancements help to make health care easier on physicians for diagnosing and easier on the patients as well • With technologies like the iPad. Doctors can carry a little half pound device that can contain all of their patients medical records as well as hundreds of medical textbooks and findings by other doctors that could discover new symptoms that lead to a certain disease • Sticking with the iPad, hospitals in remote areas can have a nurse video call a doctor and do the tests he instructs her to do with him making the final decision on the severity of the patient
  9. 9. New technological advancements still in production • This robotic looking machine is a new invention that allows paraplegics the ability to walk again or for the first time. As well as a helping hand for patients that have suffered sever leg injuries and are learning how to walk again • This technology is huge because it gets them up out of sitting in a wheelchair all day long • Next best thing than using their own two legs
  10. 10. 3D printing can be used in the medical field? WHAAAT?
  11. 11. • Scientists are now experimenting with 3D printers to do all sorts of things in the medical field. From printing biological tissue, to printing medication for patients • Chemists are experimenting using 3D printers that can print any kind of organic medicine. Using a specific chemical ink for each medication and downloading a blueprint from the internet to print your own medicine at home. Chemists are still not there yet trying to get a precise enough 3D printer and regulating this idea would be a nightmare for illegal drugs.
  12. 12. Scientists and biologists are also working on ways to grow new body parts that are just like the real thing with actual skin covering them. How is this possible? By using stem cells from the patients body. They are placed in a mold along with chemicals then the part is surgically placed under the patients skin to allow skin to cover the body part. Scientists have successfully made many different body parts like: • Noses • Ears • Blood vessels • Tear ducts • Windpipes • and many more yet to begin trial
  13. 13. In Conclusion • Scientists are making amazing new innovations in the medical field. Its unbelievable the amount of new technology that has been developed looking back 50 years. • Doctors can now more accurately diagnose patients illnesses earlier on to begin treatment before the disease spreads or becomes to severe • Although there is still a long way to go on some of the futuristic ideas scientists are toying with presently. Soon they will figure out all the bugs and revolutionize the medical field once more. • I am incredible interested in what will happen in the next 50 years of innovation The End! Thank you
  14. 14. References Associated Press. "Scientists grow noses, ears and other body parts in laboratory." <i>The Calgary Herold</i> 8 Apr. 2014: n. pag. <i>Calgary Herold</i>. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. "Breakthroughs in Robotics | Qmed." Breakthroughs in Robotics | Qmed. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. < robotics>. Gayomali, Chris. "Can you 3D print drugs? - The Week." The Week. N.p., 26 June 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. <>.