Wed, 10 November 2010
Four presenters of new medical technologies are today's featured guests.
Benjamin Rhymer (a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist with the Cath Lab) describes how surgeries are performed inside the human heart without opening the chest using manipulation devices mounted on the end of long flexible catheters; he also discusses intravascular ultrasound cameras, and fluoroscopy.
Laura Goldberg and Michelle Mekscer (of the Pathology Department at Aiken Regional Medical Centers Laboratory) describe how removed tissues are being examined microscopically in real time by specialists hundreds of miles away by sending live images from the microscope in the operating room to the specialist through the Internet.
Doctor Chad Leverett (Associate Professor of Chemistry at USCA who is also a nanotechnology scientist working with the USC Nano Center in Columbia SC) describes his and the university's work in nanotechnology: including nanosensors, nanostructures and nanotechnology in medicine. He also explains the uses and technology of an infrared optical spectrometer which provides an instantaneous readout on a laptop computer of a sample's complete chemical and molecular composition.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the November 10, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 32 minutes] These interviews were taped from the exhibition floor of the 2010 Business, Innovation and Technology Expo which was held on the campus of the University of South Carolina on July 17 2010.