When one thinks of fiber optic cables, one usually thinks of their applications in communication technology. Both the Internet as well as TV have benefited greatly from the introduction of fiber optic technology. However, the healthcare field is perhaps where fiber optics have had the most profound impact. Their capability to withstand radiation and high temperatures, as well as the fact that they aren’t toxic to the human body, have led fiber optics to be used in a variety of healthcare applications. Here’s how fiber optics revolutionized the healthcare industry.
Minimally Invasive Surgeries And Fiber Optics
Minimally invasive surgeries can substantially benefit from fiber optics. In fact, minimally invasive surgeries tend to be the most common way the healthcare industry has started incorporating fiber optics into their daily operations. Because fiber optics are flexible and lightweight, they can be used with small incisions, which has led to quicker recovery times for patients undergoing a variety of different procedures.
Many Medical Instruments Use Fiber Optics
There are so many different medical instruments that have started utilizing fiber optics to better the medical field. Endoscopes, for example, are some of the more common tools that use fiber optics within the medical industry. They are designed as long, very flexible tubes that end up having a light camera at the very end. These medical instruments are some of the most highly regarded as needing fiber optics to allow them to work effectively and efficiently — leading to less pain on the part of the patient.
There are other medical instruments that have also been using fiber optics, including biomedical sensors. These tools are used as a way to check someone’s body temperature, blood temperature, heart rate, and even muscle displacement. Ultimately, there is nothing more important than having the latest and greatest technology within the healthcare industry.
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FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
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FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.