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Diagnostics

This phone has a built-in tricorder. Really.

January 26, 2017

From Mashable: Well, another Star Trek gadget is on the verge of becoming common. The tricorder — the device that Spock and Dr. McCoy would use to analyze all kinds of objects and materials on the show — is becoming a real thing. And it’s coming to smartphones. Source: This phone has a built-in tricorder. […]

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Wearable Tech May Know You’re About To Get Sick

January 19, 2017

During tests on wearable tech to discover how they could be used in health matters, professor Micheal Snyder noticed the readings showed a higher than usual heart rate, higher skin temperature, and lower blood oxygen levels. The unusual activity was striking because he felt fine. The sudden onset of a low fever convinced him to […]

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Dental ultrasound firm S-Ray expands in Seattle to prepare for acquisition or IPO

January 5, 2017

From  Puget Sound Business Journal: S-Ray Inc. is developing its low-cost 3D imaging system with a patented ultrasound technology. The S-Ray system connects to a laptop or tablet and does everything an X-ray does using a simple mouthpiece that scans the teeth with ultrasound sensors rather than radiation and “bitewings” disliked by many patients. Source: Dental […]

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One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases

January 3, 2017

A single breath into a newfangled breathalyzer is all doctors need to diagnose 17 different diseases, including lung cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis, a new study found. Source: One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases While still in development this is a great next step in high tech diagnostics. The article […]

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Can Computers Help Doctors Reduce Diagnostic Errors?

December 27, 2016

From Wealthy Doctor: The next step in computer-assisted diagnostics is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Online symptom checkers are based on traditional computer programs and don’t utilize AI, which can greatly boost performance.Artificial intelligence differs from traditional computer software, which use data and a program to create an output, while AI uses data and […]

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Cheap, Rugged, Sweat-Sensing Skin Patch Hints at Bloodless Testing

December 8, 2016

From  IEEE Spectrum: It could even pave the way for a painfree, bloodless method of prescreening people for diabetes in the future, according to its inventors. Source: Cheap, Rugged, Sweat-Sensing Skin Patch Hints at Bloodless Testing – IEEE Spectrum Another non invasive sensor taking the place of time consuming and expensive lab tests.

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The Future of Dentistry is ‘Amazing’ | The Digital Image Stream

December 6, 2016

From Carestream: We could make bold outlandish predictions that are exciting but unlikely to come true next year. Any dentist looking to plan ahead would be disappointed. The best alternative is to point out trends and predict how those trends will impact dentistry in the coming years. Source: The Future of Dentistry is ‘Amazing’ | […]

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Soft Acoustic Sensors Could Monitor Hearts, Recognize Speech

November 22, 2016

From IEEE Spectrum: In experiments, the device could continuously gather data on several different kinds of acoustic signals at the same time—among them, the opening and closing of heart valves, blood pulsing through the carotid artery in the neck, vibrations of the vocal cords, and even movements in the gastrointestinal tract. Source: Soft Acoustic Sensors Could […]

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The Canary System finds decay under opaque sealants

November 15, 2016

From Quantum Dental Technologies: The Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry has published a study entitled “Comparison of The Canary System and DIAGNOdent for the in vitro detection of caries under opaque dental sealants”. This paper concluded that The Canary System can aid in the detection and monitoring of the status of tooth structure and […]

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Doctors 1, Diagnosis Apps 0

November 7, 2016

From IEEE Spectrum: In the battle of who can correctly diagnose disease better, it seems doctors still have online apps beat. A group of self-diagnosing apps got many less diagnoses correct than doctors in new research published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. Source: Doctors 1, Diagnosis Apps 0 – IEEE Spectrum Good to know us humans still […]

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CariVu New Software

November 7, 2016
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Dental Emergency Smartphone App

November 3, 2016

From Medical Xpress: A team mentored by Thankam Thyvalikakath, DMD, PhD, now of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and of the Regenstrief Institute, has developed and tested a novel mobile application enabling smartphones to capture and transmit images from inside the mouth, along with details on the dental emergency, to provide the information dentists […]

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Smartphone add-on claims to detect cancer with 99% accuracy

November 1, 2016

From Science Alert: Researchers have developed a portable smartphone spectrometer that they say can detect cancers with 99 percent accuracy, and it could enable physicians to diagnose serious illnesses in a totally mobile lab. Source: This smartphone add-on claims to detect cancer with 99% accuracy – ScienceAlert Another step forward in the high tech diagnosis […]

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No, robots won’t take your job

October 21, 2016

What activities will benefit most from this shift to automation? Things like creativity, and sensing emotion, according to the report. Think about health, for example. Already, computers are often better at diagnosis than human doctors. But tomorrow’s health professionals will be able to spend more time getting to know their patients and coaching them through […]

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New imaging method could enable dentists to detect and heal dental cavities much earlier

October 19, 2016

HT ADA News” New research published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, in the Journal of Biomedical Opticsdescribes a method enabling much earlier detection (of caries) using inexpensive long-wavelength infrared imaging… …The TPLI tool uses a long-wavelength infrared camera to detect the small amount of thermal infrared radiation emitted from dental caries after stimulation […]

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Digital Patient Photos

September 27, 2016

Having a full set of patient images is a huge benefit for treatment planning, actual patient treatment, continuing care and dental-legal documentation. With film, taking processing and storing images was such a time consuming expensive and tedious task we never did it. With digital photography it is fast inexpensive and easy. Every dentist should have […]

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ShadeWave Shade Matching HIPAA Compliant Cloud Based

September 19, 2016

One of the primary reasons for remakes is poor shade matching. There are many reasons for this including lighting and technique. Face it, the truth is we have been picking tooth shades with what amounts to a paint chip, in the dark. And of course few teeth are pure A-2 or B-3 they vary from […]

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Temporary Tattoo Tells You When You’re Drunk

August 30, 2016

…they’ve developed a temporary electronic tattoo that can induce just enough sweat to get a highly accurate read—which would be sent to a smartphone with an easy-to-interpret app—in minutes. Source: Temporary Tattoo Tells You When You’re Drunk If this “tattoo”can detect blood alcohol what else could be detected with a similar process? Blood sugar, cholesterol, […]

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Watson correctly diagnoses woman after doctors were stumped

August 18, 2016

From  SiliconANGLE: After treatment for a woman suffering from leukemia proved ineffective, a team of Japanese doctors turned to IBM’s Watson for help, which was able to successfully determine that she actually suffered from a different, rare form of leukemia than the doctors had originally believed.Watson managed to make its diagnosis after doctors from the University of Tokyo’s Institute of […]

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How Big Data Is Transforming The Healthcare Sector

July 28, 2016

For years, the basis of most medical research and discovery has been the collection and analysis of data: who gets sick, how they get sick and why. But now, with sensors in every smartphone and doctors able to share information across disciplines, the quantity and quality of the data available is greater than ever before, […]

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