Technological Advancements In Health Care

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Technological advancements over the last hundred years have allowed health care systems around the world to better diagnose, manage and treat illness than was ever thought possible. One crucial machine that has improved patient diagnosis and outcome on soft body tissue injuries or disease is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (Al-Harbi 2016, 1-2). In 2003, scientists Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for inventing magnetic resonance imaging (Collins 2016, 259). They recognized that by using a strong magnet to produce a stable and intense magnetic field, gradient coils to produce a variable field and radio-frequency coils to transmit energy, that they could produce an image of the body’s soft tissues (Collins
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