Technology & Innovation
Medical imaging technologies have revolutionized health care delivery in America and around the world. Medical imaging extends human vision into the very nature of disease and enables a new and more powerful generation of diagnosis and intervention. Melding these advances with the power of digital and information technology fosters greater efficiency, quality and value in health care.
Advancements in Medical Imaging
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. Other advancements listed included anesthesia and antibiotics. 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.
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. Far beyond the one-size-fits-all images and therapies of the past, today’s modern imaging and radiation therapies have evolved to offer highly personalized, non-invasive care that can be tailored to each patient’s size, weight, age and other unique factors. These advances help researchers unlock the mysteries of insidious diseases and bring better treatments and cures within reach.
As MITA members continue to innovate and invest in leading-edge research and development, life-saving medical imaging technologies will continue to transform vision into reality, bringing immeasurable value to countless more patients, survivors and their loved ones.