The advancement of technology is the wave rippling through the lake bringing about revolution in basically all aspects. One of the areas that has definitely had a great benefit of advanced technology is the medical industry. Medical imaging has become a vital part of the medical industry being used to create a visualization of the patient’s body which can greatly benefit analysis and diagnosis. X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs are examples of medical imaging and have greatly helped medical professionals get a closer look into the problems of their patients. And with the development of Medical Device Simulations, the future for medical imaging and the medical industry as a whole is bright.
Traditional medical imaging systems are only capable of creating 2D visualizations of the patient’s body. But with the advancement of technology, new and improves systems today are now capable of creating 3D imagines of the body and its organs. Medical imaging systems capable of 3D still only account for a small part of the entire medical imaging field but that doesn’t still discount how revolutionary this technology is and how it can provide more detailed images which in turn allows for sharper analysis of the medical problem.
An integral part of medical imaging systems which is undoubtedly one of the most important is the display itself. The visualization created by the system appears on the display which is what allows doctors to view it. A lot of development still goes on in these systems especially in the area of 3D Medical Simulations. Things look quite promising but to understand how beneficial this can really be, let’s take a closer look into the particular procedures in which the use of 3D simulations can really be revolutionary.
- MRIs – Typically this process requires the production of a more than a hundred images to create the visual display. Reviewing all the different images/angles is quite inefficient for the medical professional but with something such as a 3D simulation, viewing every single angle can be done much more efficiently.
- Surgery – Theoretically, we humans should be 100% similar on the inside. However, that is not an assurance especially when you open up someone and find differences. Surgeons usually use 2D images to determine the problems but with a 3D simulation, it is much easier to go in without actually going in.
- Telemedecine – There are situations in which medical problems are left to the minds of certain experts who are miles away from the patient. Instead of having to transport one or the other, 3D simulations can easily be sent across miles to where the problem can be assessed by the right person.
- 3D Printing – The creating of prosthetics involves the proper analysis of the patient’s missing limb in order to create a prosthetic that would work. Through 3D Medical Simulation, taking a more detailed look into the affected area would be a lot easier and thus mapping it out for the right fit would be much quicker and efficient as well.