4 of the Most Important Medical Inventions of the 20th Century

Doctors and scientists are always coming up with new and exciting medical inventions that change the way we monitor and improve our health. With the onset of incredible technological advancements in the 20th century, these four inventions have forever changed the face of modern medicine!

1. MRI

Since the early 1980s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has allowed doctors to get a clear and accurate view of the tissues inside our bodies. This form of radiology provides images and data about the body that X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans cannot detect.

2. Artificial Heart

The first artificial heart was successfully implanted into a human body in 1982. Used mostly as a bridge to human heart transplant surgery, the artificial heart has allowed cardiac patients to live full, active lives while waiting for a donor heart.

3. Robotic Surgery

Blending industrial robotics with medicine, the invention of robotic surgery allows patients to enjoy minimally invasive surgeries with fewer incisions and more precision than ever before!

4. Bionic Prosthetics

Powered with microprocessors and Bluetooth technology, bionic prosthetics allow amputees to substitute hands, knees, feet, and arms with mechanical replacement parts. Unlike traditional prosthetics, bionic limbs replicate the natural motion of tendons and muscles.

The medical inventions made in the last century are nothing short of amazing, and we can’t wait to see what new technological advancements are on the way. Check out our medical Christmas cards for nurses, doctors, veterinarians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals to show your love for modern medicine this holiday season!

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