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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.

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Price Guide for Bone Densitometers

Price Guide for Bone Densitometers

What’s a Bone Densitometer?
A bone densitometer is a medical equipment, based on the common x-ray technology, used to get a picture of the bones. The main reason for doing so, is to diagnose osteopenia or osteoporosis, in which the bone’s mineral and density are lowered, and the risk of fractures therefore increased. To examin the bones for such diseases, the patient is commonly asked to lay on the back, while pictures of the lumbar spine and hips are obtained. (more…)

Pros and Cons for X-Ray Systems

X-Ray systems : Good or bad?

Approximately 7 out of 10 people is subject to an examination involving x-rays every year, in either dental- or medical clinics. But how does it work, and what are the risks.

Function:
In a diagnostic matter, x-rays are performed by positioning a part of the body between a focused beam of x-rays, shooting out photons, and a plate containing film. The greater the density of the material that the x-rays pass through, the more rays are absorbed, and a black/white picture is created based on the diversity of the human substances. For an instance, bones and teeth are made up of very dense matter, and cannot be penetrated by photons, so that area will be completely white on a xray picture. (more…)

Who should buy Open MRIs?

Who should buy Open MRI Scanners?

The open MRI Scanners, such as the Hitachi Airis, GE Ovation and Siemens Mangetom C is not only different in design, but contains a set of benefits separating them from the Closed, and the Wide-Bore MRI Scanner.

Magnetic Properties
The typical open MRI have 2 flat magnets, positioned over and under the patient, with a large gap between them for the patient to be situated during the scan. The magnets are typically either permanent magnets, or resistive electromagnets (more…)