Cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings: a smartphone image application as an alternative to colposcopy

by Caroline Gallay, Anne Girardet, Manuela Viviano et al.
International Journal of Women’s Health, 22 June 2017, Vo. 2017:9 pp. 455-461

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Visual inspection after application of acetic acid (VIA) and Lugol’s iodine (VILI) is a cervical cancer (CC) screening approach that has recently been adopted in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Innovative technologies allow the acquisition of consecutive cervical images of VIA and VILI using a smartphone application. This smartphone application allows the acquisition of good quality images for VIA/VILI diagnosis. The classification of images in a patient database makes them accessible to on- and off-site experts, and allows continuous clinical education. Smartphone applications may offer an alternative to colposcopy for CC screening in LMIC.

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