Utveckling av medicinsk bildanalysutrustning för tidig detektion av cancer vid gynekologisk hälsokontroll

Tidsperiod: 2012-01-01 till 2014-12-31

Projektledare: Ewert Bengtsson

Medarbetare: Carolina Wählby, Rajesh Kumar

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 654 000 SEK

Cervical cancer is killing a quarter million women every year. Most of these deaths could be prevented if population screening programs similar to those in operation in most western countries were in operation world wide. Since about three years the Centre for Image Analysis at Uppsala University, CBA, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, C-DAC(T) and the Regional Cancer Centre, RCC, in Kerala, India are collaborating to develop an image analysis system for PAP-stained cell samples from cervical cancer screening so that early malignancy associated changes and atypical cells can be detected and used as a basis for a new kind of computer assisted screening device suitable for wide deployment in developing countries like India. The project has now reached a stage where intensified contacts are necessary in order to integrate the developed system components and field-test them at the Regional Cancer Centre. We are applying for funding to cover these collaboration costs.