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Rapid handheld screening device to detect skin and soft tissue infections
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Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are one of the most common infections in India affecting 10-12% of Indian population. They are caused by a variety of bacteria and fungus, which makes it harder to diagnose and propose an effective treatment immediately especially in low resource settings due to the lack of access to qualified physicians. Management of SSTIs requires early expert infection assessment and remains a major challenge for the clinicians. A hand-held device is developed leveraging the inherent autofluorescence properties of the bacterial and fungal species that can non-invasively and rapidly identify the pathogens on SSTI using multispectral imaging followed by image processing and machine learning algorithms. The device is able to classify the gram type with < 85% accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2020
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11211, Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery 2020, 112110V (19 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546404
Show Author Affiliations
Geethanjali Radhakrishnan, Adiuvo Diagnostics, Ltd. (India)
Aayush Gupta, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Ctr. (India)
John King, Adiuvo Diagnostics, Ltd. (India)
Devina Ganvir, Adiuvo Diagnostics, Ltd. (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11211:
Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery 2020
Bernard Choi; Haishan Zeng, Editor(s)

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