Over the course of 2017, Alexapath will deploy 20 ADA stages across Tanzania to create a diagnostic network. The small number of pathologists in country are unevenly distributed. Alexapath plans to work with local business men to develop a diagnostic hub at the Muhimbili National hospital in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. Using the mWSI Live network, pathologists will manage a national network of clinics, helping to reduce turn around time and increase opportunities for patients to receive diagnosis.
With funding from the US and India governments, Alexapath developed the AutoPap Diagnostic Support Tool. Once images are acquired using the ADA system, AutoPap observes each field of view and flags abnormal cytology. The abnormal fields are then shared with a supervising pathologist. Allowing for a single pathologist to exponentially increase their work load.
Alexapath have partnered with the makers of the SmartScope malaria diagnostic application. Much like AutoPap, SmartScope takes magnified images of blood samples, screens the images for the presence of malaria, and returns accurate results right away. Alexapath are developing an API for the ADA system, so companies like SmartScope can deploy their systems in resource poor environments.
One of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti has a total of just 5 pathologists serving a population of nearly 11 million people. The first location we have deployed an ADA system is at Justinien Hospital in Cap Haitien where the closest pathologist used to be 5 hours away by car. Now, using mWSI Live, pathologists from University of Florida can provide diagnosis in real time.
Sometimes a pathologist needs a second opinion. Through mWSI Live, we are establishing a network connecting pathologists from six hospitals that are 700 kilometers apart. Allowing the pathologists to collaborate on routine diagnosis.Read More