Medical Technology Advances

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In History
  • Microscope Invented

    Hans and Zacharias Janssen, Dutch lenses grinders, made the first microscope by placing two lenses in a tube.
  • Electrocardiogram Invented

    British physiologist Augustus Waller invents the electrocardiogram.
  • First X-Ray Taken

    Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen took an X-ray photograph of his wife's hand. It clearly revealed her wedding ring and her bones.
  • Artificial Heart Developed

    O.S. Gibbs developed an artificial heart while working at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. It consisted of two bellows within a round brass container.
  • First Pacemaker Implanted

    Arne Larsson received the first implanted pacemaker.
  • CAT Scan Invented

    The CAT scan was invented by Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack in 1972. High-resolution images are taken which improve the diagnostic capabilities.
  • MRI First Used

    Raymond V. Damadian invented the MRI. The first images showed a clear image of the heart, lungs and chest wall.
  • First Robot Assisted Surgery

    The robot was developed by a team led by Dr. James McEwen and Geof Auchinlek, in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Brian Day. It was used for the first time in Vancouver, BC, Canada.