5G will bring about a disruptive revolution in medical field


At present, 5G commercialization process is accelerating, its high speed, low delay and high capacity, will be able to promote telemedicine, autopilot, intelligent cities and so on into our lives. Recently, the world's first 5G remote surgery test was successfully completed in Fujian Province. Doctors transmitted real-time operation signals through 5G technology, remotely controlled robots 50 kilometers away, and performed lobuloidectomy on experimental animals. The successful implementation of the operation laid a foundation for the clinical application of 5 G long distance surgery in the future.

In the 5G era, many fields will face profound changes

2019 is the trial commercial year of the fifth generation mobile communication technology (5G), and the related news is increasing. 5G is the focus of almost all of us. 5G network is characterized by high speed, low delay, large capacity. Its peak theoretical transmission speeds can reach tens of Gb, per second hundreds of times faster than 4G networks. The main goal of the 5G network is to keep the end users connected at all times. According to the standards of the International Telecommunication Union Radio Communications Office (ITU-R), the 5G target scenario is an enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB),. Large scale Internet of things (mMTC) and ultra-high reliability ultra-low delay communication (uRLLC): 1, enhanced mobile broadband: make ultra high definition video, AR/VR and other large traffic business experience better; 2, large-scale Internet of things: can carry large, high-density Internet of things business, can provide up to 1 million connections per square kilometre; 3, ultra-high reliability ultra-low delay communication: to meet the needs of telemedicine, such as low delay, high reliability connection services. It is worth noting that the 5G technology will not only improve the speed of mobile phone data transmission, but also bring about disruptive effects and changes to the medical field related to the survival and health of human beings. 5G technology will create new possibilities for the medical field. At present, some of the application scenarios of 5G in the medical field are as follows: 1. The 5G technology of telemedicine will bring about an overall upgrading of the network layer, which to a large extent satisfies the real-time medical treatment. High efficiency and stability requirements. Based on real-time image, voice, video and other technologies, 5G can more efficiently realize the doctors' remote diagnosis, remote consultation, remote surgery and other operations. 2. Data mining is based on telemedicine. Medical equipment continuously acquires medical data of patients, such as electronic medical records, vital signs, body activity frequency, medical images and so on. With the support of 5G technology, the functions of software and hardware intelligent products will be further extended, and the medical data can be mined in depth, so that the decision can be made better and the medical resources can be allocated reasonably. In addition, the combination of 5 G and big data enables flexible interaction of information among doctors, patients and hospital departments. 3, intelligent terminal 5 G era, will emerge more wireless intelligent products. Intelligent terminals such as bracelets will form a complete system in which doctors can collect and accumulate medical data within the system to break the time and space constraints and achieve continuous and accurate detection. 4. In medical terms, the best rescue time for a cardiogenic heart attack is within four minutes, or "golden four minutes," in the scramble for emergency treatment. The 5G millisecond advantage of low delay can better ensure the hospital to be ready to receive the patients quickly, and the patients can enter the rescue quickly when they arrive at the hospital. It can be said that the arrival of 5 G, will promote a new medical experience, and bring a revolution in the medical field.

The world's first 5G remote surgery test has been successfully completed

At present, the application of 5 G network in telemedicine is being started step by step. Recently, Liu Rong, director of liver, biliary and pancreatic tumor surgery at Beijing 301 Hospital, in the Southeast Research Institute of China Unicom in Fuzhou Changle District, remotely controlled the surgical forceps and electric knives of robots 50 kilometers away through real-time transmission of operating signals using 5G technology. Liver lobectomy was performed on experimental animals. The operation lasted nearly an hour and was declared successful. The successful implementation of the operation means that the first remote surgery test carried out in 5G environment in the world is successful, which lays a foundation for the clinical application of 5G remote surgery in the future.


In fact, telemedicine is not an innovative business, but after years of development, its actual effect is still far from the intended goal. That's because telemedicine requires high wireless communication delay, bandwidth, reliability, and security. Once a network interruption or a high connection delay occurs during the operation, it is very likely to have serious consequences. The 5 G technology has the characteristics of large capacity, high speed and low delay, which will provide strong support for telemedicine. At present, the distribution of medical level in China is uneven, especially in remote areas. The maturity of telemedicine will break the regional limitation, improve the level of diagnosis and medical treatment, reduce medical expenditure, reduce the time spent on medical treatment, and balance the uneven distribution of medical resources. With 5 G technology, doctors can quickly access image information, remote consultation and remote surgery. It can be said that the arrival of the 5 G network, means the full realization of telemedicine is imminent.


In the end: 5G technology has a huge and far-reaching impact on medical treatment. Under its influence, medical resources will be shared and used by more people, and the imbalance between supply and demand of medical resources will be alleviated to a certain extent. I believe that in the near future, with the excellent features of 5G technology, more than imaginable intelligent applications will be within reach.