Can the power of mobile phones be used to improve tuberculosis diagnosis in developing countries?

Mirko Zimic, Jorge Coronel, Robert H. Gilman, Carmen Giannina Luna, Walter H. Curioso, David A.J. Moore

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The low-cost Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility (MODS) assay is a non-proprietary test that delivers rapid and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant TB. Although methodologically straightforward, implementation is challenging in isolated settings where personnel trained in plate reading are lacking. One affordable strategy to address this shortfall is the use of mobile phones, first to transmit images captured by an inverted microscope to a remote site where pattern recognition is performed by trained personnel, and second to receive the resulting output of this analysis. Such a system could be used for training of laboratory personnel through distance learning, resolution of equivocal appearances and quality assurance.

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)638-640
-3
PublicaciónTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volumen103
N.º6
DOI
EstadoIndizado - jun. 2009
Publicado de forma externa

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