In the lecture one video, Vesna explains how doctors should know the anatomy of the human body in order to be successful in the medical field. Dissections and anatomical drawings help to accurately represent and understand the human body. Emerging technology, such as CAT scans, has helped to simplify the process of seeing the human body while also expanding how much of the human body we see. Marilene Oliver demonstrates how art can help to view the human anatomy in a new and innovative way. Oliver superimposes scans to show the anatomy and uniqueness of an individual’s body. I think her work is extremely important in showing how each person’s body is unique and requires the doctor’s knowledge anatomy.
I was surprised to hear that before technological advancement, you were not considered a doctor if you used technology. Years ago, technology did not give doctors an insight into the human body. Doctors had to cut open a body in able to understand how the human anatomy worked. Only recently, has being a doctor centrally revolved around the use of technology. Technology has made diagnostics much easier and efficient.
Fortune magazine recently released an article claiming that technology is bound to replace 80% of what doctors do. Emerging technology will allow doctors to do their job more effectively and efficiently. Recently, the Vinci Surgical System was released. The Vinici Surgical System is a robotic machine that preforms accurate surgical procedures. Although the Vinci Surgical System has proven to provide less scaring, greater precision, and a quicker recovery period, I am spectacle about the technology. New technology diminishes the relationship between the doctor and the patient as well as causes the doctor to have less interest in the patient’s health. Technology in the medical field has the ability to contradict the statement made by doctors that they “will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug,” in the Hippocratic oath.
Diana Gromala has used new technology, virtual reality, to help treat pain. Gromala believes that Virtual Reality is able to help patients to meditate and relax. Through meditation, patients are able to control their pain tolerance and levels. The art creates an environment that is relaxing to the patient. 3-D printers are now able to make artificial body parts such as ears and legs.
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