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Encyclopedia > Medical technology

Medical technology refers to the diagnostic or therapeutic application of science and technology to improve the management of health conditions. Technologies may encompass any means of identifying the nature of conditions and intervening with devices, pharmacological, biological or other methods to increase life span and/or improve the quality of life. In general, a diagnosis (plural diagnoses) has two distinct dictionary definitions. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmakos (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and logos (λόγος) meaning science) is the study of how substances interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The well-being or quality of life of a population is an important concern in economics and political science. ...


Medical Technology also includes such breakthrough innovations as the Gamma knife and X-rays. In medicine, Leksell Gamma Knife is a neurosurgical device used to treat brain tumors. ... 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...


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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (Clinical Laboratory Science) is the profession devoted to the diagnosis and management of illness by analysis of blood, body fluids, and tissues.
Medical Technologists are clinical laboratory scientists who perform hundreds of laboratory tests that are used by physicians to determine the cause of illness and the extent of injury.
Medical technologists in the microbiology lab isolate and identify disease causing bacteria, fungi, and parasites.
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