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Coming soon to a living room near you: home-based imaging?


In the not-so-distant future, patients bearing imaging-capable smartphones will put doctors’ offices out of business. Oh, the docs themselves will still have jobs. But many will be working from home.

So says the cardiologist and healthcare futurist Eric Topol, MD, author of the influential bestseller The Creative Destruction of Medicine.

Speaking at a gathering of the Healthcare Financial Management Association in Las Vegas this week, Topol displayed diagnostic-quality images of himself acquired by ultrasound at his home.

“130 million ultrasounds are done in the U.S. per year,” he said. “Why shouldn't they be done during the physical exam with modern digital equipment, saving a $100 billion a year?”

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


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Hamilton, ON