Can we detect tooth decay with the help of AI?

Scientists from FEE CTU and the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University have found a way to detect tooth decay more reliably with the help of artificial intelligence.

The new research, published in the journal Clinical Oral Investigations, compared the performance of an automated caries detection method with that of seven dentists, three novices, and four experienced professionals. “Their task was to mark dental caries on one hundred X-rays. The agreement among the experts was quite low. As a result, the automated method, which uses deep learning, consistently outperformed the novices and achieved similar or better results than even very experienced dentists,” says Professor Jan Kybic, who heads the Department of Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University.

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