Medical equipment

Medical equipment is machinery designed to aid medical therapies. It is usually designed with rigorous safety standards.

There are several basic types:

Life support equipment is used maintain a patient's bodily function. These include medical ventilators, heart-lung machines, and dialysis machines.

Therapeutic equipment include infusion pumps (by far the most common), medical lasers and LASIK surgical machines.

Medical monitors allow medical staff to measure a patient's medical state. These measure ECGs, EEGs, blood pressure, and dissolved gassesses in the blood.

Medical imaging machines are used to aid diagnosis. These include ultrasound, MRI, CAT-scans, PET, and x-ray machines.

Medical laboratory equipment automate or help analyses of blood, urine and genes.

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