Electronics makes a significant contribution to the health-the nursing industry, as a diagnostic, monitoring, and treatment device. As the development of electronic products becomes more efficient and denser, the medical applications of these electronic devices continue to grow, bringing endless new possibilities.
The heart of these medical devices is the PCB. PCBs in the medical industry is highly specialized to accommodate the unique limitations of medical devices. In many medical applications, small packages are required to meet the size requirements of implants or emergency room monitors. Therefore, medical PCBs are often special high-density interconnect PCBs, also known as HDI PCBs. Medical PCBs can also be made from flexible substrates, making the PCB bend during use, which is essential for both internal and external medical equipment.
Due to the health issues associated with them, medical care maintains higher standards in PCBs than most other PCB types. In addition to meeting strict medical regulations, repeatability and reliability are two basic qualities that medical PCB suppliers must achieve.
Medical PCB applications are growing as fast as the medical device industry itself. Some of the most common medical PCB applications include:
Monitors: Personal and healthcare monitors, including blood glucose monitors, heart rate and blood pressure monitors, etc.
Scanning technology: CT scanners and ultrasound technology often use PCB-based electronics.
Control system: The device controls the infusion, and the flow rate and distribution are electronically controlled.
Internal equipment: Pacemakers and similar internal medical equipment keep patients healthy and are operated by a trace PCB in the center.
Scientific instruments: Medical research uses a large number of scientific instruments to study disease and test patient outcomes. These include electron microscopes, photometers, and generator and compressor control systems.
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