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? 


  1. Hey Anker! I agree with your blog, technology is a huge aspect in our everyday life, and a lot of us do depend on technology in order to live. I like how you mentioned the Stethoscopes and how doctors use it today to hear the patients heart beat. But I think technology has developed much more then that now, for example the pacemaker, which basically makes kicks in when your heart is not beating at a normal beat. I think that technology in the future will definitely find the cure to many health issues today. Good job on your blog! and I agree on that last picture!

  2. I like how throughout your blog post you emphasized on the fact that technology is a great thing (especially medically-wise!) Many of the instruments and machines you mentioned in your post shows some of its vast uses. For example, the stethoscope can be used not only to listen to your heartbeat, but also your lungs. Like you said, technology has an EXTREMELY big role in our lives. If we are already taken aback by the surprising uses of these technologies, imagine what the future would bring!

  3. Hey Anker, great blog! I like how you expressed the significant use of technology within our world today. I certainly agree that it has played a huge aspect in our lives, especially medical technology used by doctors and nurses. I also like how you stated the use of different types of technology such as the X-ray and stethoscope. Technology has certainly continued to develop, making many things possible in working to ensure the protection of human lives. I can only imagine the things it will make possible in the near future. I also agree on your last picture - i also love technology!

  4. Yes, I really agree with you where you say, technology has the potential to improve the quality of life and provide many benefits to others. Without technology, espicially in the medical world, things would definitely not be the same. There would be many unsolved medical mysteries. Also many preventable diseases and problem would be such a bigger issue without the use of technology. It really does prevent illnesses and recover and help heal quickly!

  5. Anker! Great Blog. I agree with you that technology is a very important part to our lives and is especially needed in the medical field. And that it is a great assistance in preventing known and unknown health issues. You did a great job covering the significance of technology in the medical area and the expansion of technology in the present and to come in the future. I truly believe that technology is and always will be a main part in the lives of humans. Great job anker ! :)

  6. Great blog, Anker! I love how throughout your blog you reiterate that technology is a great thing that we should cherish. Many of the technologies and instruments you mentioned in your post are very impressive in what they can do, especially the stethoscope! Think about what it can do, and the fact that this amazing technology can be worn around a doctor's neck! Amazing stuff!

  7. Hey Anker,

    Great blog! Your bioblog was very informative and well versed. Through your blog I learned how e-rays work and how monumental that technological advancement is to the medical world. You have made it clear that technology is very important to society. Doctors are better able to diagnose the issues of their patients through the technological advancements. It is also true that because of these medical technologies we are better able to appreciate the systems of the human body. Anker I have clearly understood how important you think technology is to the modern world,however how has technology affected your life in a medical perspective?
    The facts that you stated in the blog were all very interesting. I actually never even knew about some of the technologies that you stated, thus I definitely learned something new!

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