Tech to peek inside

Medicine was revolutionized in modern times by technologies that let doctors “see” inside their patients.  It began in 1895 with X-Ray[i] pictures (X-Rays) that revealed skeletal structures, the presence of bone fractures and solid objects in the body.  Improvements followed, but fundamentally new technologies and techniques took decades to emerge.  Medical ultrasounds[ii] began in the…

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Technology and the future of healthcare

  Engineers, programmers and data scientists are poised to revolutionize medicine as deeply as they previously changed and disrupted the automobile, aircraft, banking and telecommunications industries.  Emerging technologies are already recasting the roles of doctors, patients and prospective patients in the monitoring, detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and physical conditions. The scope, depth and pace…

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