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Role of technology in device development
Author(s): Pierre M. Galletti M.D.
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Paper Abstract

The expression "medical device" covers any diagnostic or therapeutic means which involves a specific object and exerts its effects by mechanisms other than pharmacological. As such the term "device" includes a broad variety of instrumentation ranging from artificial organs to dental and orthopedic prostheses, biomaterials, biosensors, implants of various kinds, tissue engineering products, tools for minimally invasive procedures, imaging and patient monitoring equipment, telemedicine, hospital support systems (organizational and managerial) used for screening, diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, and systems for human rehabilitation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2499, Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions, (27 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.225318
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Pierre M. Galletti M.D., Brown Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2499:
Health Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions
Warren S. Grundfest M.D., Editor(s)

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