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General info about Laboratory Equipment

Must have equipment for a Scientific Laboratory

Laboratory equipment refers to the specific equipment used by scientists in scientific laboratories. This equipment differs depending on the function of the lab, though some equipment is universally used. Laboratory equipment is used to either perform an experiment or to take measurements and record data with. Any pieces of equipment that are larger or more sophisticated than most are generally referred to as ‘scientific instruments’. (more…)

What’s a Cosmetic Laser?

What’s a cosmetic laser – and how do they work?

‘Laser’ is an acronym meaning ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation’. This means that a laser is a single source of light with a high energy that can be focused accurately on a small area. Lasers are used in all kinds of technology and in recent decades have merged into the cosmetic surgery industry.

How are lasers used in Cosmetic Surgery?

There are two types of lasers used in cosmetic surgery: ablative and nonablative. Ablative lasers work on the top layers of the skin whereas nonablative lasers penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, without damaging the top layers at all. Because of this, there is very little ‘patient downtime’ after a surgery that uses nonablative lasers, meaning that a patient can return to normal activities almost immediately. (more…)

CT Scanner – Usage & Functionality

How do doctors use CT scanners in clinic?

CT stands for computed tomography and is also known as a CAT scan. A CT scan is a diagnostic medical examination which takes multiple pictures of the inside of your body, much like other x-rays. The cross sectional images that can be taken with a CT scan can be reformatted into multiple planes, and 3D images can even be created. They can be viewed by monitors and even transferred to disks. CT scans are used in place of x-rays because more detail can be seen within the layers. This is especially true for soft tissues and blood vessels.