Provide a 7 pages analysis while answering the following question: Biomedical Engineering will Save the World. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. In the last 60 years, the field of biomedical engineering which combines physiology and medicine with engineering has led to major advances in the means of diagnosis of disease and for therapy and rehabilitation. Dr. Linda Griffith and Dr. Alan Grodzinsky of MIT, in their paper “Advances in Biomedical Engineering,” write that the most visible contributions of biomedical engineering are in the instrumentation used for diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation. The invention of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound imaging instruments in the 1970s provided means of early diagnosis of many major types of disease. These instruments also helped save thousands of lives by detection of internal injuries due to trauma such as accidents. Minimally invasive surgery became possible with the invention of miniature cameras, laser guides, and specialized surgical tools. These techniques have reduced risks and costs for surgical procedures for kidney and gall bladder stones and blockages in blood vessels and intestinal tracts. Implantable pacemakers and vascular stents helped the treatment of cardiovascular disease and cochlear implants helped many deaf people to hear. The development of arthroplasty has enabled the replacement of joints such as knees, hips, and elbows to alleviate chronic pain and improve the quality of life for people with arthritis. With increased understanding of cell and tissue culture, biomedical engineering is poised to deliver even more dramatic advances in the management of medical conditions and faster recovery and rehabilitation from major injuries (Griffith and Grodzinsky). Biomedical engineering has clearly contributed to saving lives and alleviating human suffering in the past 60 years.


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