The Role of Computer in Clinical Medicine



Abdalla Ben-Amer

Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of Garyounis.
Benghazi –Libya

JMJ Vol.6, No.2 (2006): 85-89


Technological advancements in the medical field have a tremendous impact on hospitals and medical centers concerning today’s medical care. It is a fact that a minimum amount of information should be collected on every patient treated or admitted to hospitals for medical management, also this article looks at the most advanced apparatus and techniques used in clinical medicine, and our concentration is mainly on medical imaging. A vast variety of technologies have been designed for imaging the human body; X-rays, ultrasound, gamma cameras, tomography scanners, electrical impedance imaging, and these continually raise new challenge to the statistician at large. There is always prior knowledge about any organs being viewed, and the physical properties of the instruments are well understood to serve their purposes. Image processing is required in a wide range of practical problems, nuclear medicine (e.g. photoemission tomography and scans obtained by nuclear magnetic resonance or Gamma camera, computer vision, electron micrograph).

Keywords: Medical computing, Medical expert system, Computer assisted diagnosis, Computer aided diagnosis, Nuclear medicine