Healthcare Perspectives - Technological Diagnostics

Diagnosis (from the Greek words dia which means "by", and gnosis which means "knowledge", the verb being diagnose) within the field of medicine is based on a combination of personal health history, physical examination and laboratory testing when necessary. Technological Diagnostics is the inclusion of increasingly sophisticated technology into the diagnostic processes of medicine

Addressing personal case history is an element of medical diagnosis dating back to the time of Hippocrates, the Ancient Greek physician known as “The Father of Medicine”. Physical examination, which is both fundamental to the diagnosis process and continually evolving with cross-cultural understanding of the human body and state of the art technological instrumentation, changed dramatically with the advent of instruments such as the stethoscope in the 19th century. Laboratory testing, also known now as Technological Diagnostics, is a radically adaptive and growing innovation within the scientific medical diagnosis process which greatly expands the ability to understand complex diseases, address their origins and treat & prevent their causes, not just their symptoms

General diagnostic tests can include measuring blood pressure, checking the pulse rate, listening to the heart with a stethoscope, urine tests, fecal tests, saliva tests, blood tests, medical imaging, electrocardiograms and biopsy. In Technological Diagnostics, the blood, urine, tissues, and other excretions and secretions of the body are examined in more elaborate laboratory testing for evidence of chemical imbalance, cellular change and the presence of pathogenic organisms. Some of the more sophisticated Technological Diagnostics are X-Rays, CAT Scans (Computerized Axial Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Recent innovations in Technological Diagnostics include Electroencephalograms (EEG), Positron Emmision Tomography (PET) and Genetic Testing. Electroencephalograms (EEG) capture electric signals from the brain that are transmitted via electrodes attached to the scalp and are recorded so that the changes and emerging patterns in brain activity can be studied. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technique that depends on the radioactive decay of a substance introduced into a person’s bloodstream to create a 3-dimesional image of an internal organ. Genetic Testing helps to diagnose innate genetic dysfunctions and/or the probability of later genetic mutation, which may manifest itself as an existing disorder or the possibility of a potential disorder that would present itself later in an individual’s life.

Because of the rapid advancement of science and technology, more technologically sophisticated diagnostic equipment and techniques are available every year. With these advancements, the international medical community including Eastern and Western perspectives and the Allopathic and Alternative paradigms are becoming more integrated and inclusionary in the use of Technologic Diagnostic tools to help further understand human health and potential.

Healing Modalities within Technological Diagnostics

Technological Diagnostics contains no sub modalities

Licensure

No medical or professional licence required.


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