The introducing New Tools Project (iNTP) is supporting the introduction and scale-up of computer-aided detection (CAD) technology in 7 countries globally to assist with TB detection. Recommended by WHO for use in people aged 15 years and older, CAD uses artificial intelligence to identify signs of TB in chest X-rays and therefore provides decision support to clinical staff reading chest X-rays. CAD products are available online and offline, and can be used in the absence of radiologists, to assist active case finding activities in the field in conjunction with the ultraportable digital X-ray systems and Truenat systems provided under the Project.
Countries implementing CAD products under the project
Availability through Stop TB Partnership's GDF
Two CAD products (CAD4TB and InferRead DR Chest) are available through Stop TB’s GDF (prices as of January 2022 and subject to change; contact GDF for detailed terms).
CAD4TB – Delft Imaging Systems ('s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands)
- CAD4TB Software Perpetual License - $12,750
- CAD4TB offline box - $2,750
Equipment should be purchased with an installation and training package ($1,150) and includes an initial 1-year support and maintenance that can be extended at extra cost ($5,100 for 1-year extension, $11,475 for 3-year extension). Discounts when purchasing in volume and/or with the Delft Light ultra-portable X-ray are also available.
InferRead DR Chest- InferVision (Beijing, China)
• InferRead DR Chest Software Perpetual License - $2,700
• InferRead DR Chest laptop for offline use- $2,082
Equipment should be purchased with an installation and training package ($248) and includes an initial 1-year support and maintenance that can be extended at extra cost ($232 for 1-year extension, $522 for 3-year extension).
For more information, see the GDF Diagnostics, Medical Devices & Other Health Products Catalog and GDF Diagnostics, Medical Devices & Other Health Products Ordering List
Stop TB’s full range of work on CAD products can be found here.