First perform an X-ray and CAD4TB procedure, and reserve expensive tests like GeneXpert for patients with an X-ray suggestive of TB.
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Delft Imaging Systems (Delft) is dedicated to improving people's quality of life around the world by means of its products, software and services. Delft Imaging Systems aims to strengthen health care globally with affordable and innovative medical imaging products. As appropriate healthcare is a basic need, Delft envisions a world in which we can all benefit from the modern world advances in the field of healthcare.
Delft Digital X-ray and CAD4TB Software in South African Prisons
Early in 2015, the South African Health Minister and Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that he was introducing 100% regular screening for tuberculosis for all inmates in South African prisons, as well as for their family members. The decision is significant given that rates of tuberculosis are considerably higher in prisons than within the general population.
In September of this year, The Union took a small group of South African and international journalists to visit Pollsmoor Prison on the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa to observe the newly introduced South African screening policy. Pollsmoor was chosen because it was the prison where Nelson Mandela himself contracted tuberculosis while an inmate there for much of the 1980s.
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Computer Aided Detection for TB (CAD4TB)
With annually 9 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths worldwide, TB is the second
cause of death after HIV/AIDS. Delft Imaging Systems' certified CAD4TB, Computer
Aided Detection for TB, is a software package that automatically analyzes chest x-rays
and is capable of detecting abnormalities that may likely indicate TB. With DIS CAD4TB,
skilled radiologists are no longer required to interpret chest-x-rays enabling screening
of remote populations in underserviced areas.
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