Home Again: Of fMRIs and Ambulatory-EEGs...
Hi everyone...I'm home! Ah, so good to be back. So nice to see my own room, family and friends again...=)
I was talking to someone yesterday, and during the course of the conversation, the topic came up about healthcare.
Apparently, Malaysia does not have fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machines, and neither does it have the ability to carry out Ambulatory-EEGs (Electroencephalography) although we have (one, I believe) long-duration of 3-5 days Video-EEG capabilities. Our conversation stopped at that, but I'm sure there are other things. I must say I was shocked because I had a better impression of our technological-capacities!
Just out of curiosity, what do people do then if they need these equipment? Not everyone can afford to go overseas and get diagnosis, treatment etc!
And why don't we have them? Is it a lack of funding, or lack of technicians qualified to perform these tests and interpret them, or do we not see the need for these equipment, or...what?
PS: I could be wrong. Maybe we have the technology.