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Diagnostics

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From Terrifying to Terrific: The Creative Journey of the Adventure Series

June 20, 2019

This is so cool. From GE Healthcare The Pulse: In the Pirate Adventure, a visual transformation of the equipment that was available before, patients are on a dock. There is a shipwreck and some sand castles in the corner. Children then work on the plank to be scanned.  The Coral City Adventure in the emergency room […]

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Study tests imaging modalities’ accuracy on root canal anatomy

May 30, 2019

Cone-beam CT (CBCT) performed better than periapical radiography in detecting the apical delta in more than 100 premolars, but both modalities fell short compared with the gold standard of microcomputed tomography (micro-CT), t Source: Study tests imaging modalities’ accuracy on root canal anatomy

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CBCT can Detect root fractures

April 25, 2019

Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is useful in detecting vertical root fractures (VRF) in vivo even when the fracture line itself could not be visualized on CBCT, according to Russian researchers Source: Endodontics — April 12, 2019 What makes all of the amazing things possible we see with CBCT is that second “C” it stands for […]

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Apple Watch ‘prolonged my life’ by spotting deadly heart illness just days after new ECG feature launched,

April 18, 2019

Apple Watch ‘prolonged my life’ by spotting deadly heart illness just days after new ECG feature launched, Source: Apple Watch ‘prolonged my life’ by spotting deadly heart illness just days after new ECG feature launched, gadget owner reports

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A.I. Shows Promise Assisting Physicians

April 4, 2019

From NYT: In a paper published on Monday in Nature Medicine, the scientists reported that they had built a system that automatically diagnoses common childhood conditions — from influenza to meningitis — after processing the patient’s symptoms, history, lab results and other clinical data. The system was highly accurate, the researchers said,… …Dr. Kang Zhang, chief of […]

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One Drop integrates with iPhone’s health records

March 28, 2019

Interesting: The company’s mobile app enables people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes to track blood sugar, medications, meals and physical activity through their iPhone, according to the company. It also allows people to set daily goals and view progress as well as connect with a broader community and personal coaches. Source: One Drop […]

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Amazon push into health data analytics inspires awe — and skepticism

January 31, 2019

From POLITICO: The computer learned to perform data-collating tasks that might take a trained clinician hours or days to do in a matter of seconds, and “time is what we’re struggling with in cancer research,” Source: Amazon push into health data analytics inspires awe — and skepticism – POLITICO This is amazing!! For details follow the […]

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Free Mobile App can help dentists during office medical emergencies

January 29, 2019

From ADA News: Dentists could benefit from using a free mobile application developed by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology… …After downloading the app, users choose from one of three provider level options: dentist using only local anesthesia or nitrous oxide or minimal and moderate sedation, dentist providing moderate intravenous sedation or dentist providing deep […]

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We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

January 28, 2019

Amazing research from New Scientist: If you bled when you brushed your teeth this morning, you might want to get that seen to. We may finally have found the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s disease: Porphyromonas gingivalis, the key bacteria in chronic gum disease. Source: We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop […]

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An Apple Watch told a 46-year-old man he had an irregular heartbeat. It was right

December 17, 2018

From Yahoo: An Apple Watch told a 46-year-old man he had an irregular heartbeat. It was right. …he was quickly given an EKG by a technician, who called for a doctor, who said, “Yup, you’re in AFib. This thing may have just saved your life.” Source: An Apple Watch told a 46-year-old man he had […]

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Amazon Launches Software to Mine Patient Records

December 3, 2018

From WSJ (subscription needed) to read full article: Amazon.com Inc. is starting to sell software that mines patient medical records for information doctors and hospitals could use to improve treatment and cut costs. The move is the latest by a big technology company into health care, Source: Big Tech Expands Footprint in Health – WSJ More […]

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Human images from world’s first total-body scanner unveiled

November 27, 2018

The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can image the entire body at the same time. Because the machine captures radiation far more efficiently than other scanners, EXPLORER can produce an image in as little as […]

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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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