Accession Number:

ADA454068

Title:

Internet-Based Cervical Cytology Screening Program

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Mar 2005-14 Mar 2006

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON

Report Date:

2006-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This project explores the combination of computerized automated primary screening of cervical cytology specimens in remote sites with interpretation of device-selected images transmitted via the Internet. The project is in 3 phases 1 hardwaresoftware and interface development and end user training with 200 case pilot trial 2 a 500 case prospective pilot study with hardwaresoftware adjustment with the development of clinically applicable specimen triage and management guidelines and 3 a 5000 case prospective clinical trial of the completed system with report and development of a training and operation manual. During this report period phase 1 data was analyzed and reported hardwaresoftware interface issues were resolved and training materials were developed for phase 2. Internal IRB approvals were obtained for phase 2 MGHWRAMC however Army Office of Research Protections has not yet approved the phase 2 protocols see full report hence phase 2 patient accrual has not been initiated. Phase 3 preactivities have therefore also ceased.

Subject Categories:

  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE