Gadgetry is encompassing the world and the doctor office and diagnostics. Go on a visit for simple exam and diagnostic mammogram and the amount of machinery looking on your insides are amazing.
First the thermometer is a gadget that has a digital readout. EKG is another gadget with pads with wires to attach to your body. Before you even talk to the Doctor, the receptionist have taken your details and input them in to the computer. Oh, before you get there you fill out online forms used to input your data to save them time and energy reading your writing.
The Mammogram machine is digital. No films. Pictures of your body to be sent electronically to a doctor in the other room. He can handle multiple patients from one room full of monitors. If he wants more, the nurse technician takes more pictures and immediately sends them.
Then the ultrasound of the same areas are gently rolled over to get more pictures. Finally the doctor comes in and rolls over some spots while looking at the screen where the picture shows each pass over the area.
Taking the biopsy was interesting. A combination of technology where the needle is electronically attached to the screen too. Watching he is able to pin point a location to get a core sample.
Once a person sees all the equipment, it is inevitable the bill will be very large. It was.