Non-invasive procedures are important in healthcare because they are routine parts of disease diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. They allow doctors to get the information they need, or to treat diseases while causing a minimal amount of discomfort.
For example, doctors can use a stethoscope to quickly listen to the sound of a patient’s lungs, or a thermometer to examine the patient’s temperature.
Similarly, non-invasive treatments such as radiotherapy allow doctors to destroy cancerous tumors without needing the patient to undergo surgery.
Given that they do not break the skin, non-invasive procedures can help reduce and manage the pain associated with medical procedures.