The physics involved in obstetric/gynecological diagnostic measures

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2019

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Sebastian, Lily
Mirsaleh-Kohan, Nasrin

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Abstract

Examining how physics is involved in the various diagnostic measures used by obstetricians/gynecologists, this research aims to provide a deeper understanding of the role of physics in modern medicine. Through careful research into the inner workings of x-ray machines, ultrasound machines, and mammograms, this research project is able to simplify and demystify these machines that are so commonly found in doctors’ offices today. In a modern culture of simply accepting the way things work without understanding the “how,” this research helps to bridge the gap of understanding. And this understanding allows people to take their health into their own hands and as a result, make decisions that are both beneficial and safe for themselves.

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Creative Arts and Research Symposium

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Physics in medicine, Health decisions, Medical equipment, Ultrasound, X-ray, Mammogram, Preventive medicine

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