Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

© 1999 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999


1.2.3 Treatment Methodology

The availability of advanced nanomedical instrumentalities should not significantly alter the classical medical treatment methodology, although the patient experiences and outcomes will be greatly improved. Treatment in the nanomedical era will become faster and more accurate, efficient, and effective. In clinical practice, patient treatment customarily includes up to six distinguishable phases: examination, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, validation, and prophylaxis. Let us consider each of these, in turn.


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