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By Robert Gossink PhD, Jacques Souquet PhD (auth.), Gerhard Spekowius PhD, Thomas Wendler PhD (eds.)

Improving healthcare and staying fit is without doubt one of the so much mentioned and critical matters in our society. expertise has performed and may play an immense function in lots of elements of the healthcare process, and it deals new and higher how you can resolve the main illnesses of the hot century.

This booklet describes valued contributions of expertise for bettering health center and residential healthcare, and offers a viewpoint on how they'll effect serious elements of destiny remedy. It presents an summary and dialogue of traits, offers the cutting-edge of vital examine components, and highlights fresh step forward ends up in chosen fields, giving an outlook on game-changing advancements within the coming decades.

The fabric is prepared in 6 components and a complete of 31 chapters. The healthcare components addressed are: normal advances and traits in healthcare know-how, diagnostic imaging, integration of imaging and remedy, molecular drugs, scientific details expertise and private healthcare.

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Advances and Trends in Healthcare Technology Figure 1-4. Real-time 3D ultrasound image of the heart (Philips Medical Systems). Figure 1-5. 3D CT image (Philips Medical Systems). 9 10 Chapter 1 Similarly, the on-going revolution in X-ray computed tomography (CT) with faster data acquisition and more detector rows (64 slices) will allow for fast diagnosis where the entire abdomen can be scanned in less that half a minute. One of the major consequences impacting the physician directly related to the acquisition and processing speed, is the overwhelming increase in the amount of data/information he/she has to deal with.

Edu/faculty/dcutler/papers/, Cutler Japan paper 7-03. com Studie zur Situation der Medizintechnik in Deutschland im internationalern Vergleich, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Berlin, (2005). R. Mullner and K. org/uuc/presentations/MullnerChungPaper. D. M. Cutler and M. McClellan, Is technological change in medicine worth it? /Oct. 2001). W. A. Herman, D. E. Marlowe and H. html. PART II: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING Chapter 2 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING State-of-the-art and Recent Advances Falko Busse Philips Research, Hamburg, Germany Abstract: Medical imaging is the heart of many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

2. TECHNOLOGY TRENDS The field of medical imaging developed along a few major trends, especially since the mid 1970’s. These high level trends can be summarized in a short bullet list: • Towards fully integrated solid state detectors. • Towards 3D image matrix. 2. Diagnostic Imaging 17 • Speed-up of acquisition towards 4D (3D+T) images. • From anatomical to functional to molecular imaging. The main driver behind this development (or better called enabler) is the exponential growth in performance of silicon devices, both in the area of digital logic as well as processing units.

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