Fighting cancer with high technology
IE techniques combine with rapid prototyping in nuclear medicine
By Ali Kamrani and Maryam Azimi
Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the world. Although intense effort has been devoted to improving quality and reducing costs at various levels, major improvements still are required. Each year lives are lost unnecessarily due to medical errors, inefficiencies, system failure and poor communication. Healthcare’s major challenges and problems include rapid changes in medical technology, shortages of skilled workers and increasing incidences of disease and disabilities, especially in today’s aging population. According to the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., “Healthcare systems need to be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.”
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