Accession Number:

ADA487470

Title:

Internet-Based Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 2004-14 Dec 2007

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON

Report Date:

2008-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

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 a 200 case pilot study 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 pedod phase 2 patient accrual was completed at the Massachusetts General and Walter Reed sites. Modifications to the image acquisition and readingreporting software have been completed. All phase 2 patients have been entered into the system and are ready for reading which will take place by July 2008. Preliminary planning for phase 3 is near complete with IRB submissions planned for summer 2008.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE