The Latest Medical Tools Making a Splash In The Medical Industry
Medical equipment and medical tools can help professionals asses a patient’s symptoms and diagnose health conditions. Upon diagnosis, the doctor can then prescribe appropriate medication or a treatment plan for the condition. Diagnostic medical equipment is commonly used in most hospital departments as well as in the doctor’s office at healthcare centers.
1) Electronic Stethoscopes
Stethoscopes are universally recognized as medical tools. They are used for listening to the heart, lungs, and the flow of blood.
Stethoscopes can be helpful in the diagnosis of many heart conditions including:
- Heart palpitations
- Heart disease
- Heart valve issues
They can also be used to diagnose health conditions associated with the lungs, including:
Electronic stethoscopes work just like the manual stethoscope, but they can provide clearer sounds and can be connected to a computer where the sounds can be recorded and analyzed. This can be particularly useful when gathering second opinions, or when a doctor wants a colleague’s insight. Electronic stethoscopes can provide valuable training tools for medical students, residents, and other medical professionals in training.
A Depisteo Spirometer is a small pulmonary tool with a mouthpiece that can be used in a spirometry test. This test measures the amount of air breathed out in a forced breath and is helpful in the diagnosis and monitoring of lung conditions. The test is carried out if certain symptoms that could indicate a lung condition are present, such as a persistent cough.
A spirometer can help to diagnose:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Obstructive pulmonary disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis
These medical tools can also be used to assess a patient’s response to medical treatment to determine whether the course of action is working or needs to be altered. Spirometry is also a commonly used as part of a screening process for certain surgeries. Spirometry respiratory therapy devices form part of the range of the latest lung testing equipment available in the medical industry.
3) 3D Printers
3D printers are a new and exciting addition to the medical industry. These medical tools provide a great tool for studying the anatomy of the human body, which in turn allows for the designing of bespoke and customized surgical options. 3D printing is especially exciting in the building of medical devices for pediatrics as it can help to produce medical supplies for the more specific needs of children.
4) Vision Screener
The vision screener is an optometry screening tool that produces a comprehensive data report about the eye.
Vision screeners can help to diagnose refractive errors including:
All of the above can affect the vision and with a detailed report, contact lenses and glasses can be more accurately prescribed. The vision screener is fast, taking just two to five minutes to produce a report which the patient can take away to learn more about the condition of their eyesight.
Otoscopes are medical tools that allow medical professionals to look into the ear canal with a magnified view.
Otoscopes help to diagnose:
- Ear infections
- Meniere’s Disease
- Swimmers Ear
Otoscopes also have a built-in light which allows a physician to look deep into a patient’s ear. The part of the device that is inserted into the ear is called the speculum and is disposable, so a new one can be used for each patient.
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