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Smartphone Use for Cervical Cancer Screening in Low-Resource Countries: A Pilot Study Conducted in Madagascar

Published inPloS one, vol. 10, no. 7, e0134309
Publication date2015
Abstract

Visual inspection of the cervix after application of 5% acetic acid (VIA) is a screening technique for cervical cancer used widely in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). To improve VIA screening performance, digital images after acid acetic application (D-VIA) are taken. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a smartphone for on- and off-site D-VIA diagnosis.

Keywords
  • Acetic Acid/administration & dosage
  • Adult
  • Biopsy/methods
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia/diagnosis/pathology/virology
  • Cervix Uteri/pathology/virology
  • Colposcopy/methods
  • Early Detection of Cancer/instrumentation/methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Madagascar
  • Mass Screening/instrumentation/methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Papillomaviridae/pathogenicity
  • Papillomavirus Infections/diagnosis/pathology
  • Pilot Projects
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Smartphone
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/diagnosis/pathology/virology
  • Vaginal Smears/methods
Citation (ISO format)
CATARINO, rosa et al. Smartphone Use for Cervical Cancer Screening in Low-Resource Countries: A Pilot Study Conducted in Madagascar. In: PloS one, 2015, vol. 10, n° 7, p. e0134309. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134309
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