In humanity’s quest to live longer, healthier lives, technology — particularly artificial intelligence — is playing an ever-bigger role and expanding into more areas of health care.
A California-based medical technology company named Prenuvo, for instance, offers full-body MRI scans that leverage AI to screen patients for over 500 conditions — including tumors, aneurysms and cysts — in less than an hour.
Now, Prenuvo is announcing a partnership with Cenegenics, a Las Vegas-based company that offers “personalized performance health age management” for its patients. It will monitor their bloodwork for over 90 biomarkers in an attempt to slow the biological aging process.
Cenegenics’ patients will have access to Prenuvo’s whole-body scans at participating locations, including in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, New York, Dallas, Chicago and Boca Raton.
Cenegenics has collected more than 25 years of longitudinal data on its patients, CEO Kristy Berry told Fox News Digital in an emailed statement.
“As we age, our biomarkers tell the tale of a lifetime of decisions we have made with regard to nutrition, exercise and sleep.”
Cenegenics aims to help patients “reverse their biological age” by working with their performance health team to achieve biomarker results that are equal to a person many years — sometimes decades — younger than they are. This is achieved through a strict program of nutrition, exercise, sleep, nutraceuticals and prescription medicines, Berry explained.
“Everything we know about disease is based on diagnosing it at a chronic or advanced stage,” he said.
With AI, he added, “we are working toward identifying the early beginnings of disease with the hope that we can intervene even earlier than we thought possible.”
Mona, a mom of two children under 2 years old in the East Bay of California, is one example. (She did not share her last name.)
A couple of weeks after having her second baby, she was feeling a lot of fatigue and continued to gain weight.
“We are investing carefully in AI in innovative and scientifically based ways.”
With a recommendation, she got a full-body MRI scan at one of Prenuvo’s locations. The young mother was shocked when the results showed that she had thyroid cancer.
“It just wasn’t even on my radar,” the mom said.
Because her cancer was caught early, it was treatable. After surgery and lifestyle changes, she is now cancer-free and thriving.
After a biopsy, the doctors determined it was stage 3 cancer.
“For me, to catch it so early, it’s been a blessing,” he said. “It was as simple as having my kidney removed and going on with my life.”
In the health care arena, he stressed, it’s essential to use these technologies to add value and diagnostic accuracy.
“We know this will take time, so we are investing carefully in AI in innovative and scientifically based ways.”