Another form of imaging is ultrasound. Ultrasound, which uses very high frequency sound, is directed into the body. And because the tissue interference's reflect sound, doctors are able to produce, by use of a computer, a photograph or moving image on a television. Ultrasound has many application uses on the body, but is more commonly used in examinations of the fetus during pregnancy, because use of radiation may affect the outcome of the baby. Some other practices for ultrasound include examination of the arteries, heart, pancreas, urinary system, ovaries, brain, and spinal cord. And because sound travels well through fluids it is a very useful technique for diagnosing cysts( which are filled with fluid), and fluid filled structures such as the bladder. And since sound is absorbed by air and bone it is impossible to use a ultrasound on bones or lungs.
Health Care HCS 212 January 14, 2013 Kathy Boyden Health Care Going back hundreds of years, we can trace the history of health care. Although it has evolved over the years, it all has a common goal; to heal those who are ill. Technology is one of the major evolutions and now plays a big role in the health care system. It helps patients to be more involved with their healthcare. They can make appointments, follow up on test results, and contact their doctors. Back then, they didn’t even have all the medicine we have now, let alone the technology. We can only imagine what is in store for the future.
Endoscope - It is widely used and super important tool in most of suicidal procedures. Without it most surgery cannot be processed. And the equipment can largely increase the success rate of the operations. For some kinds of surgery the patients do not need to have large operation incisions. The importance of endoscope is obviously. So if the
Health Care Industry Paper By: Stephanie Santana University of Phoenix HCS/449 Karen Gibble Health Care Industry The health care industry is the fastest growing field. As the years go by, more and more discoveries will be made. This paper will discuss the changes from the past 10 years, what I believe will be the biggest change in the next 10 years, my role in the industry, adapting my skills to grow with the change, my perception towards the changes, technologies role, and financial and economical issues.
A fluid containing barium is consumed through the mouth or rectum which flows through the intestines to provide a clear view of the infected areas; ulcers, abnormal connections between organs, narrowed intestinal areas etc. Another piece of technology used is the endoscope or a camera which runs down the tract showing direct views from the inside of the body. These technologies also aid in figuring out the perfect type of treatment for the individual and the steps the individual must follow in order to remain
Image System This imaging system allows the surgeon to see an enhanced 3-dimensional view of the operative field and it provides direct eye-hand-instrument alignment and natural depth perception. This is possible through the use of a dual lens endoscope with two high-resolution cameras.
India does have major health care hurdles. The biggest issues that affect healthcare in India stem from poverty and sanitation. Multiple complications arise when 638 million people open defecate and 122 million have no access to toilets (Indian Child, 1995). India’s social economic gaps are profound and 85% of healthcare is private sector, which makes it unreachable by the majority of the public (Indian Child, 1995). With a rapidly emerging economy India is trying to catch up to it’s healthcare needs and may be attained with a healthy economy developing. India is assessing their needs and understanding the importance of investing into social fabric. India has some good advantages for tackling healthcare 1. Utilizing models from other nations. 2. Learning to avoid costly mistakes from other countries. 3. Has the financial power to do so. Family A’s current health maintenance, protection and restoration since wife’s pilgrimage at age nine has been greatly influenced by western medicine yet some aspects are still strong within her eastern influence. Such things as preparing Khichdi, this is a lentil and rice soup with cumin, and garmmasala. It is a common comfort food for Indian culture. Dal another comfort food which usually consists of turmeric, cumin, ginger, red chili and red lentils is also prepared by the family during cold season. Family A also goes to temple to learn the
Pathologist is a valuable resource for all other doctors and physicians, who provides necessary and needed information for every patient on a daily basis to ensure appropriate and well patient care and help. When talking about pathologist, it is important to say that pathologist is actually a physician who studies body
A thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera and light on the end of it (laparoscope) will be inserted into an incision. The camera on the laparoscope will send pictures to a TV screen in the operating room, giving your surgeon a good view inside the abdomen.
Literature Review The health care industry is one of the most dynamic and delicate industries in the U.S. having experienced healthy and substantial changes for the last thirty years most of which have aimed to improve health care management and services delivery to the patients. The changes have enabled the integration of technology into the industry such as in the area of informatics, science and research and payment services and clinical treatments. The health care sector has introduced various changes to address disease and health care management such as the Modernization Act of 2003, the Patient Protection Act and Affordable Act, which aim at improving health provision and most
Describe in writing the purpose and procedure of EGD and Colonoscopy. An upper endoscopy is known as an EGD and it is when a thin scope with a light and a camera at the end of it. This looks at the inside of the upper digestive tract which includes the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. An EGD can be used to identify several causes such as abdominal or chest pain, nausea and vomiting, heartburn, bleeding, and swallowing problems. It can also help to find inflammation, ulcers, and tumors. The endoscope can also help treat abnormalities such as polyps which are growths of tissue in the stomach and these can be removed and biopsied to find out if they are cancerous. Also obstructions stuck in the esophagus can be removed and bleeding from ulcers, cancer can be treated with the endoscope.
Medical technology encompasses a wide range of healthcare products and is used to diagnose, monitor, and treat diseases or medical conditions that affect humans. This may included but not limited too, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and medical equipment. 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 include medical devices, information technology, biotech, and healthcare services. The impacts of medical technology may involve social and ethical issues. For example physicians may seek objective information from technology rather than listening to subjective patient reports. A major contributor of healthcare expenditure in America is the advancement of medical technology. According to several studies it is shown that there is a correlation between the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) and money allocated to healthcare. One of the leading theories is that medical technology is growing faster than expected.
Have you ever had black or tarry looking stools? How about any stomach pain? Have you ever been told that you have an ulcer? Have you ever had a colonoscopy or endoscopy – where they take a camera and look through your mouth down into your stomach; or a camera that goes in your rectum that looks through your bowel and intestines?