Over the past decade, and particularly in the past few years, we have seen a shift of focus from the specific issues presented by the patient in front of us, to actions based on reports about conditions similar (but often not exactly the same) as those presented by the patient.
We see automation and robots wherever we look and go — at the airport, in our cars and in our homes. Automation and robots are already in medicine being most prominent in the surgery area, but will they spread into the diagnosis and treatment arenas for lymphoedemas?
There are five important points of note. Firstly, the prominence and importance of the lymphatic system has been elevated with the knowledge that it is the only path by which all that leaks out of the vascular system is returned to it. Secondly, we are facing a potentially massive epidemic of...