Although advances in medical technology are generally slow, a lot of improvement has been made in the last two decades and newer devices and techniques have come into existence. These were previously unimaginable but have helped change healthcare and medical care in many ways. The enhanced speed, newer approaches and efficiency of treatment is helping modern medical tech to treat even rare ailments. It has been highly successful in curing a wide variety of brain problems and is throwing light on issues rarely focused on and known about. Know about its impact for the human brain.
Monitoring Brain Cell Activities
Scientific development has been assisting in monitoring the activities of the human brain cells and tracking brain elements. It can assist in understanding the different electrical impulses in the brain for any type of activity. A number of studies and scanning methods are being conducted with volunteers to recognize the activity of neurons present in the human brain. With newer experiments, medical researchers are inventing newer brain machine interfaces. These are proving to be assistive in understanding the thought processes of humans.
Deep Brain Stimulation
Medical technology for brain is helping in translating brain function by analyzing its structure and creating systems to prevent any damage to the existing brain structure as well as preserve the normal activities of the brain even with advancing age. This can assist the brain in gaining back it’s normal functioning even after brain defects, memory loss or any type of brain disorder or injury.
MRI 3D Mapping
With the rise of 3D technology, researchers are simulating the human brain in a life-like, exactly similar 3D model. This brain stem model in very high-resolution 3D is guiding brain surgeons much better in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, brain tremors and other problems with DBS (deep brain stimulation). This new type of 3D model is helping remove the risks of trials and errors associated with standard brain surgeries. Even complex operations can be made easier with this kind of 3D model.
Artificial Brain Stimulation
At present, research is ongoing to devise better techniques for stimulating the brain which can be assistive to help the body become active again after being overcome with paralysis. It can also assist the body in recovering more easily from brain defects. Disabilities arising from limited communicative powers of the brain can also be reversed and cured completely. It is also being hoped that vision can be restored by allowing the brain to get signals from eye more easily with the aid of basic technological devices.
Minimally Invasive Surgeries
Advances in medical technology are also allowing better approaches when it comes to complex operative processes. There are minimally-invasive surgical processes such as “Keyhole” craniotomy or Retro-sigmoid craniotomy which are carried out for the removal of brain tumors. With this process, base tumors from the skull can be removed with the help of a tiny incision behind the ear. This offers easier access to the brainstem and the cerebellum. This kind of approach might be used by neurosurgeons to get know types of tumors, such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas so much better.