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Medical equipment is machinery designed to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems. It is usually designed with rigorous safety standards. Safety engineering is an applied science strongly related to systems engineering. ...


See also the main articles: implant, artificial limbs, corrective lenses, cochlear implants, ocular prosthetics, facial prosthetics, somato prosthetics, surgical prosthetics, maxillo-facial prosthetics and dental implants Implants (from Latin in-, in ; and Latin plantere, to plant) are artificial devices which made to replace and act as a missing biological structure. ... A United States soldier demonstrates Foosball with two prosthetic limbs Artificial limbs are a type of prosthesis and are classified by the type of amputation they would replace, for example: Transtibial: Below the knee Transfemoral: Above the knee Transradial: below the elbow Transhumeral: above the elbow For congenital (from birth... A corrective lens is a prosthetic lens worn on or before the eye, used to treat myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia and astigmatism. ... Illustration of the internal parts of a cochlear implant A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that can help provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. ... An ocular prosthetic or artificial eye replaces a missing natural eye following an enucleation or envisceration that was lost due to disease or injury. ... A facial prosthetic or facial prosthesis is an artificial device used to change or adapt a persons outward appearance. ... A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry. ...


There are several basic types:

A Biomedical equipment technician or BMET is a vital component of the healthcare delivery system. Employed primarily by hospitals, BMETs are the people responsible for maintaining a facility's medical equipment. Diagnosis (from the Greek words dia = by and gnosis = knowledge) is the process of identifying a disease by its signs, symptoms and results of various diagnostic procedures. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Radiology. ... Medical ultrasonography (sonography) is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique used to visualize muscles and internal organs, their size, structure and any pathological lesions, making them useful for scanning the organs. ... The mri are a fictional alien species in the Faded Sun Trilogy of C.J. Cherryh. ... CT apparatus in a hospital Computed axial tomography (CAT), computer-assisted tomography, computed tomography, CT, or body section roentgenography is the process of using digital processing to generate a three-dimensional image of the internals of an object from a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around... Image of a typical positron emission tomography (PET) facility Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine medical imaging technique which produces a three dimensional image or map of functional processes in the body. ... Bertha Röntgens hand, one of the first x-ray images. ... Look up Therapy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Therapy (in Greek: θεραπεία) or treatment is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. ... An infusion pump or perfusor infuses fluids, medication or nutrients into a patients circulatory system. ... Lasers range in size from microscopic diode lasers (top) with numerous applications, to football field sized neodymium glass lasers (bottom) used for inertial confinement fusion, nuclear weapons research and other high energy density physics experiments. ... LASIK, an acronym for Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a form of refractive laser eye surgery procedure performed by ophthalmologists intended for correcting vision. ... Life support, in the medical field, refers to a set of therapies for preserving a patients life when essential body systems are not functioning sufficiently to sustain life unaided. ... Ambulance ventilation equipment A medical ventilator is a device designed to provide mechanical ventilation to a patient. ... A cardiac pump or cardiac bypass pump or heart-lung machine temporarily takes over the function of breathing and pumping blood for a patient. ... In intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a technique of providing oxygen to patients whose lungs are so severely diseased that they can no longer serve their function. ... This article is about clinical dialysis; for the laboratory technique, see Dialysis (biochemistry) In medicine, dialysis is a method for removing waste such as urea from the blood when the kidneys are incapable of this, i. ... A medical monitor is a medical device that displays a patients vital signs continually, without using paper. ... ECG may also refer to the East Coast Greenway Lead II An Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG, abbreviated from the German Elektrokardiogramm) is a graphic produced by an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical voltage in the heart in the form of a continuous strip graph. ... Electroencephalography is the neurophysiologic measurement of the electrical activity of the brain by recording from electrodes placed on the scalp or, in special cases, on the cortex. ... Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the blood vessels. ... A portable saturometer (for emergencies) Measure by optic properties through the nail A blood gas monitor is a medical device that measures the amount of a dissolved gas in a patients blood. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This stylistic schematic diagram shows a gene in relation to the double helix structure of DNA and to a chromosome (right). ... A Biomedical equipment technician (BMET) is a vital component of the healthcare delivery system. ... BMET BMET (typically pronounced bee-met) is the acronym referring to a biomedical equipment technician, a member of the health profession responsible for maintaining and repairing medical and patient care equipment in hospitals. ...

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Running Press Cyclopedia, second edition

Glasses, spectacles, or eyeglasses are frames bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes, sometimes for purely aesthetic reasons but normally for vision correction or eye protection. ... A United States soldier demonstrates Foosball with two prosthetic limbs Artificial limbs are a type of prosthesis and are classified by the type of amputation they would replace, for example: Transtibial: Below the knee Transfemoral: Above the knee Transradial: below the elbow Transhumeral: above the elbow For congenital (from birth... A mercury-in-glass thermometer is a thermometer consisting of mercury, in a glass tube. ... An ambulance is a vehicle designated for the transport of sick or injured people. ... Vaccination is the process of administering live, albeit weakened, microbes to patients, with the intent of conferring immunity against a targeted form of a related disease agent. ... Stethoscope The stethoscope (Greek στηθοσκόπιο, of στήθος, stéthos - chest and σκοπή, skopé - examination) is an acoustic medical device for auscultation, i. ... Endoscopy means looking inside and refers to looking inside the human body for medical reasons. ... Anesthesia (AE), also anaesthesia (BE), is the process of blocking the perception of pain and other sensations. ... Over the past few years social psychologists, members of the public and politicians have been concerned about the effects of media on their audience. ... Barbiturates are drugs that act as central nervous system (CNS) depressants, and by virtue of this they produce a wide spectrum of effects, from mild sedation to anesthesia. ... An antiseptic (Greek αντι, against, and σηπτικος, putrefactive) is a substance that prevents the growth and reproduction of various microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses) on the external surfaces of the body. ... A contact lens (also known simply as a contact) is a corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic lens usually placed on the cornea of the eye. ... In the NATO phonetic alphabet, X-ray represents the letter X. An X-ray picture (radiograph) taken by Röntgen An X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength approximately in the range of 5 pm to 10 nanometers (corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 PHz... ECG may also refer to the East Coast Greenway Lead II An Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG, abbreviated from the German Elektrokardiogramm) is a graphic produced by an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical voltage in the heart in the form of a continuous strip graph. ... An antibiotic is a drug that kills or slows the growth of bacteria. ... Oral contraceptives are contraceptives which are taken orally and inhibit the bodys fertility by chemical means. ... The term pacemaker has multiple meanings: In sports, a pacemaker or pacer is a competitor who enters an athletics race with little or no intention of winning, but purely to set a fast pace for other competitors to follow. ... CAT apparatus in a hospital Computed axial tomography (CAT), computer-assisted tomography, computed tomography, CT, or body section roentgenography is the process of using digital processing to generate a three-dimensional image of the internals of an object from a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around... Medical ultrasonography is an ultrasound-based imaging diagnostic technique used to visualize internal organs, their size, structure and their pathological lesions. ... An artificial heart is a device that is implanted into the body to replace the original biological heart. ...

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// European Definition COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices defines a ‘medical device’ as: any instrument, apparatus, appliance, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, including the software necessary for its proper application intended by the manufacturer to be used for human... Surgeon excising an arrow from a wounded soldier, Stele from Herculaneum, Rome, 1 BC A surgical instrument is a specially designed tool or device for performing specific actions of carrying out desired effects during a surgery or operation, such as modifying biological tissue, or to provide access or viewing it. ...

Medical equipment companies

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is an international American pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. ... Medtronic, Inc. ... The Rascal Company, formerly known as Electric Mobility Corporation, is the manufacturer and distributor of Rascal scooters and powerchairs and other medical equipment for the disabled. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Guidant announces more defibrillator problems Guidant Corporation (NYSE: GDT) designs and manufactures artificial pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and other cardiovascular medical products. ... St. ...

Medical Equipment Inspection Procedures for BMET's

See also: medical test A medical test is any kind of diagnostic procedure performed for health reasons. ...


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Medical equipment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
Medical equipment is machinery designed to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems.
Diagnostic equipment include medical imaging machines are used to aid diagnosis.
Medical monitors allow medical staff to measure a patient's medical state.
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Food and Drug Administration: The medical device and supplies industry is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the performance and usability of the products.
HIMA is the only medical device association that operates globally to promote a legal, regulatory and economic climate that advances health care by assuring worldwide patient access to the benefits of medical technology.
Medical Equipment Division, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce: The Medical Equipment Division at the U.S. Department of Commerce provides assistance to U.S. medical device exporters by working to open markets, disseminate information, break down trade barriers affecting the industry, and conducting numerous trade promotion events.
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