What is the Meaning & Definition of medical technology

Medical technology is an area of knowledge complementary to the health sciences that aims to carry out research, diagnostic procedures and treatment of various diseases under surveillance and supervision of the treating physician.

Medical technology brings various specialties

Support the carers staff carries out different types of work, so it can play in a variety of environments, such as:
Clinical laboratory. Clinical laboratory activities are carried out by professionals of the bioanalysis who are supported by staff who serves as auxiliary laboratory running different activities which include the taking of samples, test run, stain blades, as well as the management and disposal of samples. They must be practical biosafety regulations to allow them to protect themselves from chemical and biological risks that are commonly exposed.
Radiology and images. In this area play technical radiologists, who carry out preparation of the patient and imaging and radiography, tomography, MRI, bone densitometry, scan, and ultrasound. This staff often have well-defined work rules since they are exposed to radiation.
Laboratory of pathological anatomy. The technician who works in this area is the cytotechnologist, is a professional who is responsible for the management of different samples of fabrics that are processed for biopsy and cytology studies, as well as special procedures such as Immunohistochemistry. They are managed by medical pathologists.
Cardiopulmonary technology. He is an area dedicated to management of the teams of electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, testing effort, spirometry and extracorporeal circulation pumps, also includes professionals responsible for adaptation and calibration of the pacemaker.
Otolaryngology. Technical staff supports the exercise of medical Otorhinolaryngologists carry out studies such as audiometry, otoneurologicos and vestibular studies.
Blood Bank. In this type of units technician plays in hemotherapy, professional carried out the collection, study, processing and transfusion of blood and other blood products, to support the work of medical Hematologists.
Electrophysiological studies. Technicians in this area handle equipment related to electrophysiological as electromyography, electroencephalography, polysomnography and evoked potential studies.
Optometry. Optometrists are technical staff dedicated to the identification of the vision disorders associated with defects of refraction and its correction by adapting corrective lenses, also can carry out procedures such as determining eye pressure and screening of pathologies such as color blindness.
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