What is Medical translation?

In general terms, medical translation is the translation of content relating to medical fields, and which requires the use of specialized terminology of the medical field concerned. In more basic terms, medical translation is translation that requires the services of a specialized translator who is highly qualified in the field concerned, and therefore has a good understanding of the subject matter and knowledge of the specialized terms and processes of this field in both the source and target languages.

The range of material one may consider as requiring medical translation is very broad and varied, and may cover areas with extremely specific content such as biology, radiography, physiology, psychology, and pathology. Translating such content is not always straightforward, and generally requires resources educated to degree level in the respected field.

Here a just a few examples of medical documentation translated by HI-COM:

  • Medical journals and white papers
  • Patient diagnosis sheets / reports
  • Clinical trials
  • User manuals for medical devices
  • Medical standards and patents
  • Instruction leaflets for medication and prescription drugs
  • Brochures for healthcare institutions
  • Medical books / literature

All projects, including medical translation projects, are dealt with in the strictest confidence, and are subject to signature of an NDA between HI-COM and its customers before the start of each project. 

HI-COM’s teams of experienced technical translators are:

  • Experts in dealing with documents covering a wide range of technical sectors.
  • All native speakers of the target language
  • Consistently provide our customers with top quality translations, ensuring that the terminology specific to the field and the individual requests of customers are systematically applied.

As and when required, HI-COM can send its translators or interpreters to the customer’s premises. Whether it’s just for a short meeting or a long-term on-site assignment, HI-COM can provide suitable resources for the task in hand.

We work with more than 40 languages, including:

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Croatian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Macedonian
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish (European)
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Slovenian
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
Stéphane ChouryMedical