The medical industry continues to make advancements in technology, treatment and procedures. Medical digital imaging, for example, is the latest version of medical imaging. Imaging in the health care field allows medical professionals to view visual representations of a patient’s organs, bones and tissue.
Here are three medical imaging facts.
It is said that the first medical imaging technology was the CT scan. Godfrey Hounsfield is credited with the discovery as he and physicians at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 1979 were amazed to see the rendering of a brain hematoma. In the early 1980s, medical professionals began adopting the MRI. Like computers, the original medical imaging machines were extremely expensive. Over time, though, these machines became more affordable, accessible and advanced. As engineers and medical professionals were still trying to figure out how to apply the discovery of CT scans and MRIs, it was mostly used for … Read more