In 1981, News 8’s Jesse Macias did a three-part series on “the future of technology” in San Diego.For part 3, Macias looked at the impact of computers and technology in emergency medicine and hospitals. He visited University Hospital to see how they used computers to determine dosages of medications and process blood lab results. Doctors in the hospital’s nuclear science lab showed some of the tech products being used to diagnose and combat heart disease. They were treating a man using scintillation cameras to take images of his heart in order to determine the seriousness of his condition – a process that would have required a surgical procedure in the past.

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