Latest diagnostic tools offer edge in race against disease
Seal Beach, CA--A patient sits quietly on the edge of an examination table watching as her doctor takes a bio-scan with a hand-held tricorder. The diagnosis? Vulcan flu, strange for a human. Strictly science fiction-Star Trek technology, to be exact-the tricorder represents the ultimate medical diagnostic and monitoring tool: It's non-invasive, speedy, accurate, and impossibly thorough.
Back on present-day Earth, medical-device engineers strive for these same qualities when creating diagnosti
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