Medical Diagnostic Devices

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Healthcare, and all that it provides, is considered one of the most precious resources in the United States today. Everyone has been there. After days of feeling crummy you break down and go the doctor. After all, there is so much you need to do. From your child’s soccer game your little one has been talking about for days, your cousin’s wedding with the perfect dress hanging in the closet and of course, you cannot afford to miss work. So there you are, in the doctor’s office with the all important question. What is wrong with me? Thankfully, with modern day science, there is technology available to peer inside and discover what stands between you, the soccer field sideline, and embarrassing your family by dancing the “Macarena.” With each passing year, the sophistication of medical diagnostic devices increases with disruption to the traditional and centralized diagnostic delivery model. A review of five medical diagnostic devices available today, or coming soon to a healthcare facility near you, will be reviewed along with how it will disrupt the current model.
Capsule Endoscopy According to Christensen, Grossman, and Hwang (2009), medical device and diagnostic equipment (MDDE) is progressively decentralized with each pass year in a predictable and consistent fashion. This pattern of change may be seen in every discipline of medicine including the arena of endoscopy, which involves a visual examination of the gastrointestinal tract. The capsule endoscopy is one such

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