Medical Tools And Instuments

Created by Captain Tyler Malbrooke on Thu Jun 20th, 2019 @ 5:42am

Laser Scalpel - The laser scalpel is one of the simplest instruments used in the modern medical facility. This device uses a laser beam rather than a physical knife in order to cut the patient; this allows a greater degree of control over the incision, and by eliminating physical contact between instrument and patient reduces the risk of transmitting infections.

Cortical Stimulato - The Cortical Stimulator is a small device which is used to elevate the activity in the cortex of a patient. The stimulator is typically a small device, which is attached to the cranium; it is used on patients who have reduced or damaged brain wave patterns.

Physiostimulator - The physiostimulator is a system designed to elevate metabolic functions in an impaired individual. The unit is typically a small handheld device. In 2267 Doctor McCoy used a physiostimulator to bring Captain Kirk out of a deep coma which had been used to fool the Romulans into believing that he was dead.

Autosuture - Handheld unit used to heal reasonably mild wounds to the skin. Autosutures can be used to close incisions, heal knife wounds, etc. In 2369 an autosuture was used to heal a stab wound received by Captain Jean Luc Picard.

Neural Caliper - A small device used to cause the patient to loose consciousness. The Neural Caliper is often used as part of the preparation for surgery.

Gentronic Replicator - An advanced medical system designed to scan damaged organs on the quantum level and replicate living replacements, which can then be transplanted. Doctor Toby Russell, an expert in spinal injuries, created the system. The Federation refused Dr. Russell permission to test the device on a patient on three separate occasions, because the risks were unacceptable. In 2368 she used the device on Lieutenant Worf, who had been paralyzed after an accident on board the Enterprise-D. The Gentronic replicator succeeded in creating a new spine, but Worf died on the operating table. Fortunately, his Klingon physiology allowed him to be revived and make a full recovery.

Dermal Regenerator - The dermal regenerator is used to repair damage to the skin of the patient, including bruising and lacerations. The device is handheld; the doctor holds it over the damaged area and moves it slowly back and forth. The treatment typically lasts only a matter of a few seconds.

Defibrillator - The defibrillator is a device used to restore sinus rhythm in a patient's heart after it has gone into cardiac arrhythmia. Modern defibrillators are portable handheld devices which are placed into contact with the skin directly over the heart; when triggered a computer controlled shock is delivered to the heart.

Subdermal Scalpel - The subdermal scalpel is used for making incisions beneath the skin without breaking the skin itself. It therefore allows purely internal surgery to be performed, reducing the risk of infection and the need for instruments such as dermal regenerators.

Tissue Scanner - This tissue scanner is used to measure the rate of cellular decay. It can run scans at the molecular level, and is capable of picking up tetryon particles. The sensitivity can be boosted with an enhanced resolution mode, and can adjust the scan field as needed. The unit interfaces with remote computer systems, which can be used to control all functions.

Neural Bridge - The neural bridge can be used to stabilize the neural functions of a patient with heavy brain damage. It allows the brain of a normal person to be used to support a damaged brain.

Cardio-Inducer - Device which is used to treat heart conditions in artificial hearts.

Micro-Tone - A device which can be used to make extremely precise cuts. A microtone was used to sever Worf's spine when his spinal column was replaced in 2368.

Optical Scanner - The optical scanner is used to perform diagnostics on the visual receptors. It can detect phase variances and alterations in the surrounding dekyon field

Neutron Microscope - A device used by the Deonbulans in the mid 22nd century which allows high magnification, high resolution imaging. The NX-01 received a neutron microscope from the Denobulans in 2152. The microscope uses a reflectometer to collimate a stream of neutrons. In setting the device up, a condenser lens is screwed onto the aperture ring and the emitter frequency is then re modulated to initiate the neutron stream. Then the quantum filters must be aligned. Frequency parameters must be entered in advance to get an image. The aperture must also be stabilized to ensure a sharp image. Using the microscope a strand of protein molecules can be enlarged and enhanced to the point where a single nucleotide can be clearly seen, and even individual carbon atoms.


Categories: USS Pioneer