I personally think it is very beneficial for SLPs to know and understand certain aspects of audiology so they can better understand what is happening to their patients who are deaf and hard of hearing, treat them more appropriately and successfully, and look for warning signs in other clients they may have. As a student in a speech pathology program, I think learning this information will help me to become more knowledgeable and more successful as a speech pathologist. Because SLPs and audiologists collaborate often, it is necessary for the SLP to understand what the audiologist tells them so the patient can have the best therapy and treatment plan available. All of these aspects of audiology within speech pathology fall under a speech pathologist’s scope of practice and can be applied to the everyday
Career Field Report Like many college degrees becoming a radiologist is no easy accomplishment. It requires a lot of hard work and diligently studying the required materials to become a radiologist. Throughout the years as technology continues to grow, it has allowed radiologists to read examinations quicker. Even though a radiologist sit in a room and reads exams, it doesn’t mean they do not communicate within the hospital. Using technology helps the radiologist communicate with everyone in the hospital regarding any incoming or outgoing task.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide since 1950s. In Malaysia, CHD is the number one cause of death which contributes 22.18% of deaths annually according to statistics from World Life Expectancy. CHD is the leading cause of death in United States for men and women. The statistics of The Heart Foundation have shown that every 33 seconds, someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease. For many years, CHD has been the leading cause of death globally.
The mortality rate of coronary heart disease is increased in Hong Kong. Heart disease is the third high mortality rate, special coronary heart disease (Anon, 2014d). Hypertension, diabetes and obesity are the high risk groups of coronary heart disease. Diet as a factor is affected the risk of coronary heart disease (Anon, 2014c). Coronary heart diseases are caused by fatty material, such as saturated fat and trans-fat.
This includes what services are produced and the ways services are produced in the healthcare system. The healthcare system is considered efficient if there is a high number of satisfied patients. This is possible due to shorter waiting times and faster diagnosis and treatment. Therefore an efficiency advantage for the healthcare system due to gatekeeping is the reduction of both cost and unnecessary patients that are seeing specialist, resulting in longer waiting times are therefore later diagnosis and treatment. This reduction in patients will also ensure specialists are able to see more complex cases with more available time.
Under AI we have a set of promising techniques in the field of medicine of which the techniques given below are of utter significance: o FUZZY EXPERT SYSTEM: In 1964, Lotfi Zadeh developed FL to address inaccuracy and uncertainty which usually exist in engineering problems Fuzzy expert system is a type of Artificial Intelligence which uses a set of functions and rules that are used to enquire or reason about data. It has become an important artificial technique as it has proved its diversity in numerous fields pertaining to medicine. It efficiently deals with the uncertainty and ambiguity by stimulating human intelligence in incomplete or fuzzy data by qualitative and quantitative analysis of medical data .  fuzzy expert system is therefore a fundamental data handling methodology that has taken into consideration the 'IF -THEN ' structure Therefore it is preferred over the multiple logistic regression analysis .  the basic if then structured is shown below.
Doctors and computers working together is the most time efficient solution. Although technology is constantly advancing, humans are still needed. Working together would make a much more positive environment when going to see a radiologist. The patients would be sure they are getting the best diagnosis because the humans and computers would be working together, and it would cut down the waiting time. To stop technology from completely taking over humans and computers need to work together for the best
This is not known widely due to the extensive uses and a few drawbacks. Let’s discuss about the good and bad side of using robots in medicine production and medical emergencies. Pros: • Increase in Human Productivity – Future algorithms and robot technology growth will predict, diagnose, monitor and prescribe the required medicines to the sick patients with uninterrupted observation. These functions account for 80% of what the current doctors are performing and the other 20% would be personal care to get to know the exact mental and physical condition which is not possible for a robot. • High efficiency – The potential applications in the field of medicine is limitless.
2.2.4 Rising Life Expectancy and Aging Population As noted by Luet et. al. (2015), the medical advancements in recent times have increased the average life expectancy of people and thus the number of aging population has increased as well. These two factors have become the key drivers of the Malaysian health insurance industry. The average life expectancy of male was 59.4 years, and for females was 60.3 years in 1960 of the Malaysian people.
For instance, ultrasound imaging devices have impacted medical professionals enormously. Allowing physicians to see the body’s internal organs, it is a vital way in determining problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue, however the machine still has to be operated by the doctor to be used (Benefits of Ultrasound technology). Optimal technology however, would operate independently. Some medical professionals believe that artificial intelligence could potentially be the answer. Unlike ordinary technology, artificial intelligence is “able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages” (English Oxford Dictionary).