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

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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 by a light source.

Source: New imaging method could enable dentists to detect and heal tooth cavities much earlier | EurekAlert! Science News

Another step to the Star Trek Tricorder. This caries detection system sounds similar to Thttp://www.thecanarysystem.com/home.phphe Canary System.

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