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Diagnostics

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Former Facebook and Google engineer is testing mini MRI to spot disease sooner on animals

November 20, 2018

From Business Insider: Its mission is to make portable, miniature imaging machines that everyone can afford — machines that she dreams will one day harbor the power to do everything from detect tumors in any organ to allow for brain-to-brain communication. If it works, her technology could disrupt the MRI market, where patients spend roughly $24 […]

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Apple purchases augmented-reality glasses startup

September 13, 2018

From Becker’s: Augmented reality enables a device — in this case, a set of glasses — to overlay digital information on the real world. Source: Apple purchases augmented-reality glasses startup Augmented reality is one of those technologies that holds so much potential yet has yet to take hold in any substantial way. There are many […]

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Digital Diagnostics

September 4, 2018

How do you find decay? Poke the tooth with a sharp stick? How do you pick a shade? Hold up a paint chip and pick what looks the best? How do you measure a perio pocket? Push in a dip stick? How do you check for TMJ problems? Put your fingers over the joint and […]

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Canary Update

August 21, 2018

Quantum Dental Technologies presented findings of a study at the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) in London England. This study found that The Canary System® can detect caries under the intact margins of glass ionomer and compomer restorations more accurately than Spectra, DIAGNOdent and visual examination. Finding caries beneath […]

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The World’s First Full-Color, 3D X-rays Are Freaking Me Out

July 19, 2018

But after 120+ years, x-ray imaging is getting a remarkable update with 3D, full-color images that reveal far more than just the bones inside you. These images will improve what a doctor can diagnose without cutting you open… …smaller test versions of this scanner are already being used to study cancer, as well as bone […]

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Hmmm

June 8, 2018

 Phone app and case detects weapons and bad guys.

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A new machine learning tool could flag dangerous bacteria before they cause an outbreak

May 17, 2018

A new machine learning tool that can detect whether emerging strains of the bacterium, Salmonella are more likely to cause dangerous bloodstream infections rather than food poisoning has been developed. The tool,…greatly speeds up the process for identifying the genetic changes underlying new invasive types of Salmonella that are of public health concern. Source: A new machine […]

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Tooth-Mounted Sensor Offers New Method to Track Diet

April 30, 2018

From Healthcare Analytics News: Scientists at Tufts University have developed a tooth-mounted sensor that can automatically track a person’s glucose, salt, and alcohol intake as they are consumed, according to a new study… The sensor measures just 2 millimeters by 2 millimeters, but it’s capable of both identifying nutrients and sending intake information wirelessly to a […]

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Google Launches Artificial Intelligence Microscope to Detect Cancer, AI Based on Machine Learning From Pathologists

April 19, 2018

On Monday, Google announced a new microscope that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) to identify cancer cells, enabling a speedy diagnosis that could save lives. To achieve this feat, Google hired a team of pathologists to train a computer, enabling the computer to learn what to look for to diagnose cancer early. […]

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Online risk predictor claims to calculate your chance of developing melanoma

March 23, 2018

Melanoma is the most dangerous of skin cancers, and now a new tool claims to help people over 40 calculate their risk of developing it in the next 3.5 years. Source: Online risk predictor claims to calculate your chance of developing melanoma This seems rather simplistic however it is another step along the way to […]

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Coming Soon

December 21, 2017

A technology to watch in the coming years is Telemedicine or if you prefer Teledentistry. That is the use of remote sensing and communications tools to provide medical and dental services from a distant location. We are already doing this in a limited fashion. For example, digital radiographs can easily be sent to a radiologist […]

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AI vs Doctors

November 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score Source: AI vs Doctors – IEEE Spectrum HT Instapundit, comment AI will continue to get better every day; doctors…not so much.

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Stunning AI Breakthrough – One Step Closer to the Singularity

October 30, 2017

From Gizmodo: Incredibly, it took AlphaGo Zero (AGZ) just three days to train itself from scratch and acquire literally thousands of years of human Go knowledge simply by playing itself. The only input it had was what it does to the positions of the black and white pieces on the board. In addition to devising […]

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Carestream Dental Helps Doctors Make ‘Smart Choices

October 26, 2017

Intelligent scanning features, such as real-time feedback, are just a few of the updates to the CS 3600’s acquisition software algorithms. Rather than attempting multiple rescans or rendering an image only to find holes in the dataset, useful guides and feedback increase efficiency and enhance scan quality. If a scan lacks detail and requires additional […]

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SomnoDent and Digital High Tech

October 19, 2017

A SomnoDent sleep apnea oral appliance is a premium, custom-fitted dental device developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It is an effective, comfortable, and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery. Source: Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance – SomnoMed Sleep therapy lends itself well to digital technology. We are using the following […]

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Augmented Reality Dentistry Will Show You How Your Teeth Look Post-Treatment

October 10, 2017

How it works is by using 3D scans of a person’s mouth cavity using facial scanning technology — a procedure which is already being used by many dentists — and matches it with scans of known sets of good teeth already used for the procedure. A live video of the patient’s teeth is taken and […]

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Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

October 10, 2017

From SFGate: In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease. Why does one sibling get sick but not another? Why […]

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The Power of Cosmetic Imaging

September 28, 2017
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Ph App

September 26, 2017

Here is a smartphone app to test the Ph of your saliva.    

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Smartphone Heart Monitor Beats Doctors at Diagnosing Atrial Fibrillation

September 25, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: A new study that tested the Kardia Mobile heart monitor, made by AliveCor, found that the device detected more cases of the dangerous heart condition atrial fibrillation than general practitioners offering routine care… …To use the Kardia device, the user presses two fingers of each hand against an electrode pad. The device records […]

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