The introducing New Tools Project (iNTP) is the first large scale roll-out of ultra-portable X-ray devices that are battery-operated, emit lower doses of radiation, and can be packed into backpacks and so easily transported into the field. Under the project, 63 ultra-portable X-ray systems have been provided to 7 countries to facilitate detection of TB in hard-to-reach populations that currently face barriers to accessing services. Using ultra-portable X-rays in conjunction with CAD solutions and Truenat molecular diagnostics presents an opportunity to find TB cases in the most remote settings.
Countries implementing ultra-portable X-ray under the project
Availability through Stop TB Partnership's GDF
Two ultra-portable X-ray products (Delft Light and Fujifilm FDR Xair) are available through Stop TB’s GDF (prices as of January 2022 and subject to change; contact GDF for detailed terms). The systems are provided with all necessary components to operate in the field:
- Delft Light - $66,750
- Fujifilm FDR Xair- $47,000
Equipment should be purchased with an installation and training package costing $2,500 for Delft Light and $2,000 for Fujifilm FDR Xair. Procurement includes an initial 1-year warranty that can be extended at extra cost for 1 year ($4,460 [Delft Light], $5,000 [Fujifilm FDR Xair]) or 3 years ($27,834 [Delft Light], $15,000 [Fujifilm FDR Xair]). A discount can be obtained when procuring the Delft Light with the CAD system CAD4TB.
For more information, see the GDF Diagnostics, Medical Devices & Other Health Products Catalog and GDF Diagnostics, Medical Devices & Other Health Products Ordering List