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“Revolutionary Ultraportable X-Ray Transforms TB Diagnosis”

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“Revolutionary Ultraportable X-Ray Transforms TB Diagnosis”

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CATHERINE MUROMBEDZI
HEALTH CORRESPONDENT

A novel utraportable X-Ray (UPX) that detects TB is a game-changer in the tuberculosis response.
It’s ability to screen large numbers of people quickly eases burnout in settings with staff shortages. It cuts turnaround time as the diagnosis is done on site.
Mr Shiva Sriram, President Business Development , Molbio Diagnostics recently announced the revolutionary tool in TB diagnosis.
The UPX has the potential to significantly improve TB detection in low-resource settings, making it an invaluable tool in the fight against TB.
“Prognosys Medical Systems — a Molbio company, has designed and developed the Prorad Atlas, which is a small, battery-operated, lightweight and AI-enabled Ultraportable X-ray (UPX) system, ideal for deployment in remote locations.
“The UPX-ray system is designedt for point-of-care screening and diagnosis of TB in remote locations.


“Molbio’s Prorad Atlas is a revolutionary, ultraportable X-ray system designed for point-of-care screening and diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in remote locations. It’s novel tool runs on a small battery, is lightweight, and has artificially intelligence (AI) technology capable of producing high-quality image output. It also has advanced software technology for image enhancement,” said Mr Shiva Sriram.
With minimised radiation exposure for patient and technician, the UPX ensures safety for both patient and technician.
“The tool is in commercial use across India and has been successfully demonstrated to the national TB Programme (NTP) officials in several countries, including Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines and many more.. “We have been requested by most countries to make the product available through international funding agencies such as The Global Fund, Stop TB Partnership, the United Nations Global Market (UNGM), the official procurement portal of the United Nations Systems, among others,” he said.
The UPX’s ability to screen large numbers of people quickly has the potential to significantly improve TB detection in low-resource settings, making it an invaluable tool in the fight against TB.
With 78 months to 2030,
“Ending TB by 2030” is off track.
The response requires an accelerated response to finding all tuberculosis patients using the latest diagnostic tools.
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