Chest Radiography in Tuberculosis Detection – Summary of Current WHO Recommendations and Guidance on Programmatic Approaches. WHO. (2016)

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a consolidated summary of WHO recommendations on the use chest radiography (CXR) in TB detection and guidance on programmatic approaches to use CXR within primary care services. CXR is an essential tool for the early detection of TB, and therefore fundamental to achieve the targets set out in WHO’s End TB Strategy. The document also describes new technological developments in CXR, such as computer aided detection of TB (CAD) that holds promise for future use but needs to be further evaluated before WHO guidance is developed.
 


Keywords: TB, chest X-ray (CXR), care and prevention


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