Innovation

Innovation

PRESCRIP-TEC project is trying an innovative approach in screening using HPV self tests at home and an artificial intelligence decision support system.

Screening innovation in PRESCRIP-TEC

– Self test is convenient for women at home
– HPV test: only for 25% of women who are positive need follow up by VIA
– Reduce work load of health services

HPV self test

– Self test is convenient for women at home
– HPV test: only for 25% of women who are positive need follow up by VIA
– Reduce work load of health services

– Use of device artificial intelligence device as decision support system: Improves quality of diagnosis

VIA with AI-DSS

– Use of device artificial intelligence device as decision support system: Improves quality of diagnosis

– Direct treatment of lesions or referral: convenient for patients

Treatment of lesions

– Direct treatment of lesions or referral: convenient for patients

Thanks to this screening innovation process women can easily take self HPV tests at home and only those who test positive will need to take the screening. During the screening, the health workers can take a picture of the cervix with a mobile phone and the artificial intelligence decision support system will provide an answer whether if there are worrying signals or lesions that needs further examination.

One of the main advantages of using this artificial intelligence system is that there is not inter or intra observer variation (doctors can interpretate pictures differently but the artificial intelligence is always consistent). The other big advantage is that there is no need for the gynaecologist to be present at each examination, which saves time and resources and also makes possible to carry out regular cervical cancer screenings in remote areas.