Technology & Innovation
Radiation therapy and medical imaging technologies have revolutionized health care delivery in America and around the world. Extending human vision into the very nature of disease, medical imaging enables a new and more powerful generation of diagnosis and intervention. Radiation therapy offers highly personalized and targeted means of killing cancer cells while leaving healthy ones untouched. Melding these advances with the power of digital and information technology fosters greater efficiency, quality and value in health care.
Advancements in Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy
The New England Journal of Medicine proclaimed medical imaging one of the top “developments that changed the face of clinical medicine” during the last millennium, alongside other watershed advancements such as anesthesia and antibiotics. This belief is also enforced by physicians on the front lines of patient care. For example, in the Dartmouth-Stanford Survey of Medical Innovations, leading general internists ranked MRI and CT technology as the most valuable medical innovations in the last 30 years.
Over the years, our members have introduced new products and system innovations that have reduced radiation dose for many procedures by up to 75 percent, while improving image quality and enhancing the ability of physicians to diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases. Evolved far beyond the one-size-fits-all images and therapies of the past, today’s modern imaging and radiation therapy offer highly personalized, non-invasive care that can be tailored to each patient’s size, weight, age and other unique factors. Advances such as these help researchers unlock the mysteries of insidious diseases and bring better treatments and cures within reach.
As our members continue to innovate and invest in leading-edge research and development, life-saving medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies will continue to transform vision into reality, bringing immeasurable value to countless more patients, survivors and their loved ones.