Today, we live in an era of technological advancements from touch screen tablets, high end cellphones and flat screen LED TVs. Gadgets that became part of our lives making it more simplified and yet complex at the same time. So, how does technology fair for advancements in medical science.
Diagnosis and treatment of patients are based much on physical examination and laboratory findings. Doctors would rely much on their clinical skills to diagnose patients but most of the time it was not enough to come up with an accurate diagnosis.
With the development of diagnostic machines such as Ultrasounds, CT scan and MRI, it revolutionized medical practice and simplified the decision making process allowing faster diagnosis of patient’s illness.
What do we expect for the future in medicine? Here are some of the possibilities that are on their way to reality.
Smart phone ultrasound
- Talk about portability and availability.
- Although nothing can replace the hands of a human surgeon, robotic surgeons are believed to be more precise and less prone to make mistakes.
- Worried about being too old to have a baby. Well, here’s a treat to those mom wannabes who are on their way to menopausal stage, labor free and pain free. How cool is that!
Stem cell treatment (Anti-aging)
- Talk about living up to 100 years and still looking like you’re in your 20′s.
In the very near future, we will probably be looking back to this very day and laughing on how primitive technology was before. But for now, let’s just continue to dream of the different possibilities and we’ll never really know what the future holds.