Tuberculosis (TB) is a major problem of Belarus Public Health
Recently situation has been complicated with emergence and development of MDR/XDR TB and HIV/TB which require long-term treatment. Many and the most severe cases usually disseminate across the country to different TB dispensaries. The ability of leading Belarus TB specialists to follow such patients will be greatly improved by using a common database containing patients’ radiological images, lab work and clinical data. This will also significantly improve adherence to the treatment protocol and result in a better record of the treatment outcomes.
Criteria for inclusion clinical cases in the database of the portal:
patients admitted to the MDR-TB department of RSPC of Pulmonology and Tuberculosis with diagnosed or suspected of MDR-TB, which conducted CT – study (± 2 months from the date of registration)
Research experience on image analysis. Working on lung CT and X-Ray image archives.Preliminary results of an exploratory study of possible correlations between the drug resistance and textural (structural) features of radiological images of lung tuberculosis patients.
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Original review articles written on the problem of tuberculosis in the world and in Belarus.
Links to relevant information resources. Web addresses of organizations who perform tuberculosis research (not only on the drug resistant disease), links to the alternative open source image databases, produced on a similar topics, lists of research publications are provided in this section of our portal.