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Medical equipment is machinery designed to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems. It is usually designed with rigorous safety standards.

There are several basic types:

Diagnostic equipment include medical imaging machines are used to aid diagnosis. These include ultrasound, MRI, CAT-scans, PET, and x-ray machines.

Therapeutic equipment include infusion pumps (by far the most common), medical lasers and LASIK surgical machines.

Life support equipment is used maintain a patient's bodily function. These include medical ventilators, heart-lung machines, ECMO, and dialysis machines.

Medical monitors allow medical staff to measure a patient's medical state. These measure ECGs, EEGs, blood pressure, and dissolved gases in the blood.

Medical laboratory equipment automate or help analyses of blood, urine and genes.

Medical equipment companies

See also: medical testru:Медицинское оборудование

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