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Diagnostics

Digital Diagnosis

April 4, 2017

What is the purpose of a radiograph? At the most basic level a radiograph is a diagnostic tool. However a radiograph does not possess any intrinsic diagnostic knowledge. It only has value because we have learned to interpret features we see on the image to mean the tissue is either healthy or there is a […]

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Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human doctors

March 14, 2017

From Mirror Online: Making the decision on whether or not a patient has cancer usually involves trained professionals meticulously scanning tissue samples over weeks and months.But an artificial intelligence (AI) program owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, may be able to do it much, much faster. Source: Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human […]

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Printed ‘lab on a chip’ costs a penny and catches disease early

February 23, 2017

From New Scientist: Each chip consists of a clear silicone chamber that houses a sample of cells for testing and a reusable electronic strip. The electronic strip can be printed onto flexible sheets of polyester using a regular inkjet printer and conductive nanoparticle ink. Users can download different designs for the strip, which let it test […]

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Artificial intelligence will increase productivity by sharpening human mind

February 21, 2017

Research shows that software robots will soon automate 80% of repetitive tasks currently being done by people and increase productivity by freeing up humans to use their brains. Source: Artificial intelligence will increase productivity by sharpening human mind The linked article takes a very positive approach to the coming disruptions of AI. Economists have estimated […]

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WHAT IMPLANT IS THAT?

February 13, 2017

Ultimate Guide to Identify Dental Implants WhatImplantisThat.com is a FREE resource to the dental profession. We help you identify dental implants by merely looking at your patient’s radiographs. Source: WHAT IMPLANT IS THAT? – Ultimate Guide to Identify Dental Implants This amounts to an online atlas of dental implants with 952 images that a dentist […]

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This is How IBM’s Watson will fight Cancer

February 6, 2017
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Artificial intelligence can now identify skin cancer as accurately as experts

February 2, 2017

From ScienceAlert: A new artificial intelligence system can spot the tell-tale signs of skin cancer just as accurately as human doctors, say researchers, and the next step is to get the tech on a smartphone, so anyone can run a self-diagnosis. Source: Artificial intelligence can now identify skin cancer as accurately as experts – ScienceAlert Next, […]

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Better than a Sharp Stick

January 31, 2017
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Which imaging system is better for diagnosing tooth cracks?

January 30, 2017

From Dr. Bicuspid: …reported overwhelming evidence that CBCT is a preferred method for detecting vertical root fractures, compared with radiography. Sensitivity of CBCT vs. radiography for teeth cracks   CBCT Radiography Graduate student 77.27% 22.73% Endodontist 81.81% 8.19% Radiologist 88.64% 11.36% Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental Social networking The linked study compared users, grad […]

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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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