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Medica technology saves lives, improves patient outcomes and helps lower the overall cost of health care. It is also one of America's strongest and fastest-growing manufacturing sectors, creating and producing medical innovations for use around the world—and providing good-paying jobs across the country.
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Nearly 26 million Americans are thought to have diabetes, although only roughly 19 million of them have been diagnosed, leaving millions more untreated.
May 2017

Nearly 26 million Americans are thought to have diabetes, although only roughly 19 million of them have been diagnosed, leaving millions more untreated. download the fact sheet.

Medical technology can provide solutions to managing chronic pain that can lessen a patient's use of opioids and other oral pain medications, and improve the quality of life.
May 2017

The medical technology industry is continually advancing and developing new innovations that improve the health and well-being of patients worldwide. download the fact sheet.

The medical technology industry invests $2 billion annually in research and development to develop products and technologies to diagnose and treat cancer patients.
February 2017

Medtech touches every stage of cancer care from early detection to diagnosis and treatment. Download the infographic

Guided by advances in digital technology and treatment techniques, radiotherapy’s powers have grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades.
September 2016

Radiotherapy used today is a cutting-edge cancer treatment proven to be safe and effective. That’s why it’s one of the most common treatment options, with 50 percent to 60 percent of all people with cancer receiving radiotherapy at some point during their care. Download the report.

In many cases, innovations that improve patients’ quality of life can actually lower the overall cost of health care in the long term.
September 2016

For a wide range of medical conditions that adversely impact quality of life, medical technology provides solutions that allow individuals to lead full, independent and productive lives, greatly increasing their quality of life. Download the fact sheet

50 to 60 percent of all people with cancer will need radiotherapy at some point during their treatment.
September 2016

Radiotherapy is important for managing most cancers, such as breast, lung, prostate, head and neck, and cervical cancers. These account for more than two-fifths of cases worldwide. Download the fact sheet

 

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