Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thank you technology!

Technology, technology, technology...where do i even begin? Let’s just say, it has a very big role in most aspects of our lives. Technology has the potential to improve the quality of life and provide many benefits to others. Many doctors and nurses use technology to improve our health which leads us in living longer. I personally think that a lot of people will not be able to survive without technology.

Medical technology plays a very important role in protecting the public’s health in various stages. The industry stands ready to provide whatever assistance is needed to prevent any illnesses and to help those already infected to recover fully and quickly.  Stethoscopes for example help the doctor listen to a person’s heartbeat, which are the sounds of the heart valves closing. It can also be used to detect problems with the lungs such as asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis. There are also electrical stethoscopes, which use a kind of microphone to pick up and amplify the sound. With this use of technology, doctors have the ability to understand what is taking place inside our body and the effects it has upon our self.

Also, x-rays show the diagnosis of many diseases. Xrays can be used to to view, moniter or daignosis bone fractires, join injuries and infections, artery blockages, abdominal pain and even cancer. This form of technology is very helpful to human beings due in finding out what is causing them pain or why they’re not feeling the way they should be feeling. X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation. They sit between gamma and ultraviolet on the spectrum. Their penetrating power is useful in diagnostic medicine, for which they are best known, but they also have a variety of other uses. Since everyone’s body functions differently and people have different problems, doctors’ use x-rays to understand some of our internal body systems. 

I believe that the importance of technology has a big impact in our lives. Technology like medications such as targeted therapies for cancer, antidepressants, medical and surgical procedures, medical devices such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, screening tests such as fecal occult blood test for colorectal cancer, electronic support systems such as telemedicine, and electronic medical records all influence each and every one of our lives. Each of us uses technology everyday but we don’t think about what technology can do for us and how it can help our life. Many types of technology helps different parts of your body. Medical technologies include diagnosis of diseases (e.g. X-ray), treatment of diseases (e.g. chemotherapy for cancer), prevention of diseases (e.g. immunization), screening for diseases (e.g. mammography), rehabilitation (e.g. physical therapy), automation and reducing errors (e.g. computerized order physician entry) and improving quality of life of patients (e.g. artificial legs and arms). These technologies all develop medical procedures and give us the capability to recognize and appreciate the human body and the internal systems. Canadians have not only made great contributions to the world, but they have helped understand our internal body systems and assisted with maintaining our health. 
Do you?