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Welcome to the Stop TB Partnership and FIND resource center on computer-aided detection products for the diagnosis of tuberculosis

In recent years, the tuberculosis (TB) field has welcomed several computer-aided detection (CAD) products that provide an automated and standardized interpretation of digital chest X-rays based on artificial intelligence. The AI4HLTH resource center from the Stop TB Partnership and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) provides implementation-relevant information for a number of CAD products to assist country decision-making. Learn more about the features of available and upcoming CAD products for TB in the Products section below.

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Introduction to computer-aided detection products for tuberculosis

 

CAD products are developed through artificial intelligence methods using large amounts of data. Upon scanning of a new chest X-ray they provide an abnormality score that can be used to trigger further diagnostic examination in individuals with a score above a certain threshold. CAD products may serve as screening or prioritization tools to facilitate the diagnostic process. A few CAD products are currently on the market and several others are in late stages of development. 

Developers known to have a market-ready solution or be working on a CAD product that could be used by TB implementers on chest X-rays were asked to complete a survey and share information about their product. The Stop TB Partnership and FIND have reviewed available evidence and provide an overview of product features on this website to inform the TB community. World Health Organization guidance on the use of CAD tools as a screening or triage test is underway and will be presented on this site when available.  

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AI Products for TB

1/1

Certification:

Pending

Development Stage:

Validation

Intended Age Group:

18+ years

1/1

Certification:

Pending (expected Q1 2021)

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

18+ years

1/1

Certification:

CE-marked

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

14+ years

1/1

Certification:

Pending (expected Q2 2021)

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

14+ years

1/1

Certification:

CE-marked

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

15+ years (approved), 12-18 years

1/1

Certification:

CE-marked

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

6+ years (approved), 2+ years

1/1

Certification:

CE-marked

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

4+ years

1/1

Certification:

Pending (China NMPA-tier 3 expected in mid-2020)

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

15+ years

1/1

Certification:

CE-marked

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

16+ years

1/1

Certification:

Pending (expected in 2021)

Development Stage:

Validation

Intended Age Group:

16+ years

1/1

Certification:

CE-marked, Korea FDA, Australia FDA

Development Stage:

On the market

Intended Age Group:

10+ years

Updating the resource center 

This website will be updated regularly as new information and new products become available. The Stop TB Partnership and FIND will actively reach out to developers to ask for updated information, but developers can also submit updates via this website. 

For developers: Please contact us if your company has a TB AI product that is not yet listed, or if you would like to report an update or error.


For implementers: Please contact us if you are seeking more information about using CAD in your interventions.

DISCLAIMER: The Information presented was supplied directly from the companies and should be considered “as is” (“Information”). Under no circumstances shall Stop TB Partnership or FIND be responsible or warrant for the accuracy of any of the Information presented. Stop TB Partnership and FIND shall not be responsible and will not indemnify any third party in any way, for loss, claim, damage, or liability, of whatsoever kind or nature, which may arise from or in connection with the use of the Information. FIND and Stop TB Partnership encourage product developers to provide updates relevant to their products using the “Submit/Update a product” functionality above to ensure the most up-to-date Information is always provided.

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