Welcome to the Stop TB Partnership and FIND resource centre 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 centre from the Stop TB Partnership and FIND aims to list all CAD products that may be used for TB detection, irrespective of their stage of development, regulatory or policy approval to provide implementors and researchers with relevant information on CAD products.
Learn more about the features of available and upcoming CAD products for TB in the Products section below.
Introduction to CAD products for TB
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.
In 2020, the Stop TB Partnership and FIND sent out the first survey to developers known to have a market-ready solution or to be working on a CAD product that could be used by TB implementers on chest X-rays to collect information about their product. More details about the approached candidates be found in this publication. Since 2020, updates are made when new product versions are released or when new products enter the field.
World Health Organization – Consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis Module 2: Screening – Systematic screening for tuberculosis disease
World Health Organization – Operational handbook on tuberculosis Module 2: Screening – Systematic screening for tuberculosis disease
FIND – Digital chest radiography and computer-aided detection (CAD) solutions for TB diagnostics
Stop TB Partnership – Screening and triage for TB using Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) Technology and Ultra-portable X-Ray Systems: A Practical Guide
AI Products for TB
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.
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. This is not an endorsement from Stop TB Partnership and FIND. 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 "contact us" functionality above to ensure the most up-to-date Information is always provided. Product(s) will be removed from the website if no confirmation on the product status is received from the company for two years.