Modern Stethoscope (01:53)
The Littmann electronic stethoscope 3200 is equipped with Bluetooth technology and records sound in real time. Cardioscan software offers diagnostic support.
Diagnostic Kit (02:25)
The kit is compact, portable, quick, and can test for many diseases. Experts discuss the use of IBM medical technology and a chip that can simultaneously process six samples.
Medical Breakthroughs (03:06)
The Australian Synchrotron is the largest research project undertaken in Australia in the last 20 years. Scientists examine the chemical makeup of diseases including multiple sclerosis.
Robot Specialists (02:18)
The U.S. Army uses robots to act as the eyes and ears of medical personnel stationed abroad. Experts use a similar device for training purposes.
Diagnostic Machine (03:00)
Students enter physical observations of a patient into a database that prompts them to make traditional diagnoses. Dr. Wang Yiqin discusses incorporating the diagnostic system into traditional Chinese medicine.
Collaborative Care (02:57)
Experts devise new systems to manage information between physicians, specialists, hospitals, and pharmacies; collaboration is a patient-centered model.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (02:38)
Experts use MRI to detect various conditions in the body. Felix Block and Edward Purcell are responsible for the scientific principle behind the MRI; Peter Mansfield and Paul Lauterbur develop their groundwork.
Pediatric Cardiology (02:45)
Doctors can use a noninvasive procedure to correct a whole in the heart. The procedure reduces patient risk and recovery time. Technology provides many tools for health care professionals.
Credits: Hospitals and Medicine (00:27)
Credits: Hospitals and Medicine
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