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AI helps improve TB screening in Nigeria



A group led by Dr. Stephen John, founder of the Janna Health Foundation, organized screening camps in the Gombe and Adamawa states of Northeast Nigeria. The team found that the approach helped identify patients who would likely have gone undiagnosed.

“Employing AI to read [chest x-rays] can improve triaging when human readers are unavailable and can save expensive diagnostic testing costs,” the researchers wrote. The study is under review in the journal BMC Global and Public Health and was posted March 24 on Research Square.

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