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Presentation Information     2013-05-13 (14:15)   •  The seminar room at Vi2

Speaker Ewert Bengtsson
Title Cerviscan our plans for an automated screening device for cervical cancer
Abstract Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women causing 250 000 deaths per year even though it can be easily cured if detected early though screening. Unfortunately the current visual and computer assisted screening systems are so expensive that they are only used in the richer countries. Based on our long experience in the field we have for the last 4 years been collaborating with an Indian research institute CDAC to build an automated screening system. A first prototype has been tested on over 1000 cases and show promising performance in terms of FN and FP statistics. Now we are planning to build a final system with sufficient throughput for mass deployment and with cost effectiveness at least an order of magnitude better than existing designs. This seminar will describe some of our design ideas and plans for that project.