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Medical Technology By Melissa G. Jackie G. Lizette P. Stephanie M. What is Medical Technology ? • Medical technology refers to the diagnostic or therapeutic application of science and technology to improve the management of health conditions MEDICATION AND HEALTH • Technology will play a even more important part in your future for example : Medicine what would you rather do die or drink medicine? Take your pick!!! • You can either drink the medicine well, you don’t necessarily have to, there is also another way. By getting the medicine injected. • this or this Some examples of medical technology are: • X-Ray Machine • CT Scanner • Dialysis Machine • Radiation therapy Machine X-Ray Machine • The machines used to take X-ray pictures produce X-rays with energies of around 120,000 electron volts. The X-rays used for cancer treatment are much more powerful, with energies of between 2 million and 20 million electron volts... CT Scanner • A sinus CT exam is used to both diagnose sinus disease and to look for a narrowing or obstruction in the sinus drainage Dialysis Machine • There are two main kinds of dialysis used: peritoneal and hem dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis can be done in the home, by the patient, either alone or with a helper. Peritoneal dialysis uses the body's peritoneal membrane, inside the abdomen, to infuse a glucose-based solution into the abdominal cavity . Radiation Therapy Machine • Both internal and external radiation therapy can be used as: Curative therapy , where the goal is to eliminate all signs of cancer. Some medical technology jobs are: • Radiologist • Biomedical Equipment technician • Pharmacologist Biomedical Equipment Technician • Biomedical Engineering services on site at a hospital, including preventative maintenance, repairs and calibrations, on assigned medical equipment Pharmacologist • Pharmacologist Pharmacologists are specialists who develop and test drugs for medicinal use. Their scientific method involves analyzing chemicals and other substances to identify . Most pharmacologists specialize in one of several areas of pharmacology. Radiologist • are medical professionals who use x-rays and other forms of radiation technology to diagnose and treat illnesses of the human body. Physician • A person licensed to practice medicine; a medical doctor.
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