The increasing role of bioengineering and medical physics in the practice of medicine
Technology is playing an increasing role in the diagnosis and care of our patients. This trend will continue. Practitioners need to have a broad appreciation of the technology they use. In particular they need to understand the benefits as well as the potential risks that that increased technology brings both at the patient level and at a systems level. Having a broad understanding of technology allows practitioners to work closely with groups developing and implementing care systems. This can only be good for the patient.