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WE-FG-201-01: Patient Centric Technologies for Diagnosis of Breast and Cervical Cancer.

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Ramanujam, N
Published in: Medical physics
June 2016

Many low- and middle-income countries lack the resources and services to manage cancer, from screening and diagnosis to radiation therapy planning, treatment and quality assurance. The challenges in upgrading or introducing the needed services are enormous, and include severe shortages in equipment and trained staff. In this symposium, we will describe examples of technology and scientific research that have the potential to impact all these areas. These include: (1) the development of high-quality/low-cost colposcopes for cervical cancer screening, (2) the application of automated radiotherapy treatment planning to reduce staffing shortages, (3) the development of a novel radiotherapy treatment unit, and (4) utilizing a cloud-based infrastructure to facilitate collaboration and QA.1. Understand some of the issues in cancer care in low- resource environments, including shortages in staff and equipment, and inadequate physical infrastructure for advanced radiotherapy. 2. Understand the challenges in developing and deploying diagnostic and treatment devices and services for low-resource environments. 3. Understand some of the emerging technological solutions for cancer management in LMICs. NCI; L. Court, NIH, Varian, Elekta; I. Feain, Ilana Feain is founder and CTO of Nano-X Pty Ltd.

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Published In

Medical physics

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ISSN

0094-2405

Publication Date

June 2016

Volume

43

Issue

6

Start / End Page

3822

Related Subject Headings

  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • 5105 Medical and biological physics
  • 4003 Biomedical engineering
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • 0903 Biomedical Engineering
  • 0299 Other Physical Sciences
 

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Ramanujam, N. (2016). WE-FG-201-01: Patient Centric Technologies for Diagnosis of Breast and Cervical Cancer. Medical Physics, 43(6), 3822. https://doi.org/10.1118/1.4957893
Ramanujam, N. “WE-FG-201-01: Patient Centric Technologies for Diagnosis of Breast and Cervical Cancer.Medical Physics 43, no. 6 (June 2016): 3822. https://doi.org/10.1118/1.4957893.
Ramanujam, N. “WE-FG-201-01: Patient Centric Technologies for Diagnosis of Breast and Cervical Cancer.Medical Physics, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2016, p. 3822. Epmc, doi:10.1118/1.4957893.

Published In

Medical physics

DOI

ISSN

0094-2405

Publication Date

June 2016

Volume

43

Issue

6

Start / End Page

3822

Related Subject Headings

  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
  • 5105 Medical and biological physics
  • 4003 Biomedical engineering
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • 0903 Biomedical Engineering
  • 0299 Other Physical Sciences