“Proof-Of-Concept” Evaluation of an Automated Sputum Smear Microscopy System for Tuberculosis Diagnosis

@inproceedings{Lewis2012ProofOfConceptEO,
  title={“Proof-Of-Concept” Evaluation of an Automated Sputum Smear Microscopy System for Tuberculosis Diagnosis},
  author={James J Lewis and Violet N Chihota and Minty van der Meulen and P. Bernard Fourie and Katherine L. Fielding and Alison D Grant and Susan E. Dorman and Gavin John Churchyard},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND "TBDx" is an innovative smear microscopy system that automatically loads slides onto a microscope, focuses and digitally captures images and then classifies smears as positive or negative using computerised algorithms. OBJECTIVES To determine the diagnostic accuracy of TBDx, using culture as the gold standard, and compare this to a microscopist's diagnostic performance. METHODS This study is nested within a cross-sectional study of tuberculosis suspects from South African gold… CONTINUE READING
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