Watching the rapid
development over the past few years of ever more sophisticated
medical equipment for diagnosis and treatment has been
breathtaking. The technological advancements in MRI and CT
scanners, for example, could belong to science fiction. But they
are real, and patients are benefiting from their super-advanced
Talking science fiction, our lead story is about a robot called
RP6 that is helping doctors make hospital rounds when they
cannot be physically present. The sci-fi-like RP6 is being used
in several hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom
where it is undergoing a variety of tests. This five-and-a-half
foot robot which talks, walks, looks and listens is set to
change the face of patient consultation in a world where busy
doctors are finding it increasingly
difficult to find time to make hospital rounds.
And in an important development for the magazine, Middle East
Health has been appointed official media partner to IMD Dubai, a
leading international medical care and diagnostic conference and
exhibition, and very important annual event on the calendar of
medical professionals in the region. IMD Dubai
is organised by Index, the Middle East representative of the
International Hospitals Federation. We speak to the managing
director, Abdul Salam Al Madani (Page 48).
Elsewhere in the magazine we look at 64-slice CT scanners (Page
34), we profile Bahrain (Page 54) and we look at keyhole surgery
for colorectal cancer (Page 22).
And, of course, you’ll find informative world medical news,
Middle East medical news and product news.
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