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By Gerhard Spekowius, Thomas Wendler

Bettering healthcare and staying fit is among the such a lot mentioned and demanding matters in our society. expertise has performed and may play a major position in lots of points of the healthcare method, and it bargains new and higher how one can remedy the foremost illnesses of the hot century. This ebook describes valued contributions of expertise for bettering sanatorium and residential healthcare, and offers a viewpoint on how they'll impact severe elements of destiny therapy. It offers an outline and dialogue of developments, offers the state of the art of significant examine parts, and highlights contemporary step forward ends up in chosen fields, giving an outlook on game-changing advancements within the coming many years. the cloth is prepared in 6 elements and a complete of 31 chapters. The healthcare parts addressed are: normal advances and traits in healthcare expertise, diagnostic imaging, integration of imaging and treatment, molecular medication, scientific details expertise and private healthcare.

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With faster compute capabilities, medical imaging systems can provide in real time improved spatial and contrast resolution by leveraging signal and image processing techniques. Automatic detection of key features in an image is now becoming a reality. Fusion of data coming from different sources of acquisition plays a role in improving the diagnostic efficacy of the physician. Another consequence of Moore’s law is related to the miniaturization of the equipment. Whilst keeping the level of performance constant, one can today ‘shrink’ the volume of electronic hardware significantly.

The patient at home can do part of this screening, if relevant in wireless contact with the physician through a safe and privacy-protected data link. If the onset of a disease has been detected by molecular diagnosis, the extent and the location of the disease is assessed by molecular imaging using a contrast agent specifically targeted to the disease. If surgical intervention is needed, this is done using an image-guided minimal-invasive procedure. Pharmaceutical treatment is individually adapted to the patient in terms of the pharmaceutical and dose chosen, taking into account his/her individual sensitivity to the drug.

9 10 Chapter 1 Similarly, the on-going revolution in X-ray computed tomography (CT) with faster data acquisition and more detector rows (64 slices) will allow for fast diagnosis where the entire abdomen can be scanned in less that half a minute. One of the major consequences impacting the physician directly related to the acquisition and processing speed, is the overwhelming increase in the amount of data/information he/she has to deal with. Within less than 20 seconds, a complete lung exam takes place with a top of the line CT system.

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