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False-negative COVID-19 tests highlight need for testing accuracy

As communities across the U.S. have struggled to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have focused on the lack of widespread testing as a major barrier to safely reopening the country. As progress has been made on this front, the concern has shifted to testing accuracy, predominantly with antibody tests, which are… Read More »

3D scanner could aid accuracy in surgery, have other medical uses

New scanning technology created by engineering researchers at a Canadian university could help improve surgical procedures as one of its applications. The scanner uses technology created at the University of Waterloo that in essence creates a three-dimensional video camera. It’s able to capture full-field three-dimensional surface-shape data in real time. The high-resolution technology uses algorithms… Read More »