Performance of a Novel Algorithm Using Automated Digital Microscopy for Diagnosing Tuberculosis.

Published Date:

03/31/2015

Source:

Am J Respir Crit Care Med, ATS Journals

Authors:

Ismail NA, Omar SV, Lewis JJ, Dowdy DW, Dreyer AW, van der Meulen H, Nconjana G, Clark DA, Churchyard GJ

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Original Article

TBDx automated microscopy is a novel technology that processes digital microscope images to identify acid-fast bacilli (AFB). TBDx as part of a diagnostic algorithm could improve the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), but its performance characteristics have not been formally tested. The objective was to evaluate the performance of the TBDx automated microscopy system in algorithms for diagnosis of TB.

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