One of the most exciting moments in the medical field is when we see an innovative the rapy or diagnostic method, which was realized by applying an advanced technology.
In the past, for example, surgeons all over the world were amazed by the incredible potential of electrocautery when W.T. Bovie innovated this device. CT scan also surprised not only medical experts but also laymen by demonstrating precise pictures of the inside of our brain. Recently Da Vinci, a sophisticated surgical manipulator with a wrist having more freedom of movement than its human counterpart, perfect lycopies the maneuvers of a surge on and is now triggering a real revolution in the operation theatre.
Thus technologies for medical engineering are advancing rapidly day by day. Medical staffs in clinical practices hould know the front of those technologies. Knowing what is possible on the technology side will inspireus to conceiveideas as to how we can integrate those new technologies into our clinical practice. On the other hand, engineers should know what is required in clinical situations and which problems remain unsolved there. This is how engineers can be inspired to innovate modalitiesoft reatment or diagnosis by integrating their advanced technologies.
The official journal of SMIT, “Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies”, existsexactly for the abovementioned purpose. This is where engineers, pushing forward the front of new technologies, and medical specialists, searching for the possibilities touse new technologies to invent a new treat mentor diagnostic tool, can get to get her to exchange information and perform brain-storming.
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Eji Kanehira, MD
Editor in Chief