SW China's Tibet Uses AI to Help Screen Cervical Cancer

July 26, 2019
Editor: Wei Xuanyi

An artificial intelligence-based center for cervical cancer screening is unveiled in Shannan, a city in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on July 19. [China Women's News]

 

An artificial intelligence-based center for cervical cancer screening was unveiled in Shannan, a city in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on July 19.

The center was launched by a cloud tech-driven medical laboratory in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province and the Shannan Maternal and Child Health Hospital with the support of the Health Commission of Hubei Province and the Shannan Municipal Government.

Equipped with a system combining AI technology and a cloud platform for diagnosis, the center uploads the images of collected pathological cell specimens to the cloud diagnosis platform through the internet, and the diagnosis is automatically completed by AI.

Pathologists will conduct remote review of the diagnosis results and the subjects can receive the detection reports through mobile phones. The service boasts high efficiency, low cost and high accuracy.

The system has been widely used in Shenzhen and Hubei, Shanxi, Yunan and Henan provinces.

According to an official with the city's health commission, most of the women who need cervical cancer screening in Shannan are farmers and herdswomen living in remote high altitude areas.

The samples need to be sent back to the inland region for testing, and it takes about a month to get the results, which is not conducive to follow-up treatment, the official noted, adding that the new center not only overcomes the geographical inconvenience, but also shares high-quality inland medical resources through the cloud platform, easing the lack of cell pathologists at grassroots level.

Shannan has organized medical personnel from 12 local counties to attend technical training, and the task of screening has been assigned to all counties and districts of the city.

Wang Xia, Vice Mayor of Shannan appreciated the assistance and help of the Health Commission of Hubei Province and urged the medical institutions in the city to actively participate in the screening of cervical and breast cancers for women.

The medical supplies for the center [cnwomen.com.cn]

 

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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