Category: Medical English

The afterlife of implants: Medical terms for Doctors.

Melting down hips and knees: The afterlife of implants Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16877393   As people live longer and medical technology improves, more and more of us will have a surgical implant before we die. We are also getting cremated in larger numbers – and so there is often some expensive metal left among the ashes. Where […]

Jaw transplant made by 3D printer (for doctors)

  BBC Transplant jaw made by 3D printer claimed as first Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16907104 An 83-year-old woman is fitted with a jaw made by a 3D printer in what doctors say is the first operation of its kind. A 3D printer-created lower jaw has been fitted to an 83-year-old woman’s face in what doctors say is […]

Medical Apps for iPad & iPhone (for Doctors)

NY Times – October 15 2011 Those Scan Results Are Just an App Away http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/business/medical-apps-to-assist-with-diagnoses-cleared-by-fda.html?_r=3   EVEN in the vast world of apps, Dr. Patrick J. Gagnon has one with an unusual distinction: it had to be cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gagnon, a radiation oncologist, uses the app when […]