Technology has its way of speeding up medical results and providing accurate diagnostics. We see them in most healthcare institutions and one would be amazed at how an exam like a mammography exam can be instantaneously expected to provide results and not wait for a couple of days.
But what specs to computers need to align themselves with medical breakthroughs? Normally, it depends on what exam or section in the hospital would be using it. Laboratories for one do not really make use of high-end computers since it is more of computations and calculations of exams through programs. Software is usually DOS based and we have yet to see an advanced way of providing results; that is if it is needed.
Radiology sections however make use of higher computer specs mainly because they deal with imaging. Aside from storage load, the on-screen resolution must be accurate with the actual films that they use. CT Scan Machines, Mammography and Ultrasound machines make use of computers with higher specifications and one can just imagine the resolution requirements needed.
So if today you get results in a hurry, thank technology and medicine for their partnership. This development has opened a wide array of results that make it possible to identify diseases before they get out of hand. The earlier they are detected, the better and that is perhaps where technology helps a lot in saving lives.