Modern Technology in Medicine and Health

This course aims to remove the mysteries behind diagnosis and treatment using the new and powerful technologies now available in modern hospitals. The course will be an introductory one, and will explain using the minimum of mathematics, the underlying concepts behind eg magnetic resonance imaging, cancer radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, the use of lasers in surgery, the use of anti-electrons for tumour imaging, and the latest research devoted to the potential use of nanotechnology and nanoparticles for therapy and diagnostics. The effectiveness of these new technologies will be discussed with reference to diagnoses and cures in many serious diseases.

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