Screening for pulmonary tuberculosis in a Tanzanian prison and computer-aided interpretation of chest X-rays.

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SETTING Tanzania is a high-burden country for tuberculosis (TB), and prisoners are a high-risk group that should be screened actively, as recommended by the World Health Organization. Screening algorithms, starting with chest X-rays (CXRs), can detect asymptomatic cases, but depend on experienced readers, who are scarce in the penitentiary setting. Recent… (More)
DOI: 10.5588/pha.15.0037

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@article{Steiner2015ScreeningFP, title={Screening for pulmonary tuberculosis in a Tanzanian prison and computer-aided interpretation of chest X-rays.}, author={Angela L Steiner and Chacha D Mangu and Jan van den Hombergh and Henk van Deutekom and Bram van Ginneken and Petra Clowes and Francis Mhimbira and Sayoki GM Mfinanga and Andrea Rachow and Klaus Reither and Michael Hoelscher}, journal={Public health action}, year={2015}, volume={5 4}, pages={249-54} }