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Sophisticated technology has become an integral part of modern diagnostic and treatment procedures. Close cooperation between medical research institutions and industry has led to significant progress in the development of special medical equipment. Among others, Israeli-made CAT scanners and advanced microcomputer-supported devices, essential for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment in critical situations, are exported worldwide.
Israel has pioneered the development and use of laser surgical instruments, as well as a variety of electronic medical equipment, including computerized monitoring systems and other life-saving and pain-relieving devices.