Medical devices are created to improve the diagnosis, examination, monitoring, treatment, and even therapy of various medical cases. This gadget or device is intentionally and carefully designed to have comprehensive, accurate, and precise criteria and specifications for safe use.
Medical devices have several main categories. And they are as follows.
• Diagnostic devices – These are devices used to improve the accuracy of diagnosis or to determine the nature of a patient's disease. Equipment for this function includes X-ray machines that are used to diagnose fractures, tumors, and other diseases.
Another is PET (positron emission tomography), which is used to image tissues inside the body. Also includes a (CT) scan, which provides detailed images of the body's soft tissues, including blood vessels, muscle tissue, and organs such as the brain.
Ultrasound is another example of examining the inside of the body, particularly the fetus in the womb. And also MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), an imaging test used to scan the brain, head, and neck. There are other devices of this type that are used at home for certain functions such as regulating diabetes.
• Therapeutic devices – Examples of these devices are the LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses) surgical apparatus used primarily by ophthalmologists, medical lasers, and infusion pumps.
• Life Support Equipment – These are devices used to support the life of patients when they are critically ill or injured. Examples are dialysis machines for patients with kidney failure, ECMOs, medical ventilators that support breathing and oxygenation, anesthesia machines, and cardiopulmonary machines.