In 2020, Cambodia had a population of approximately 16.7 million people. Within that population, 46,000 estimated people developed TB; among those were 9,600 children. Moreover, there were 16,950 missing people with TB, of which 3,043 were children.
In 2021, Delft Imaging delivered five Delft Light portable backpack X-rays to Cambodia for their prevalence survey by CENAT, the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control. The 5 X-ray systems provided came with the necessary training and installation services.
At that time, CAD4TB – the artificial intelligence software to automatically detect TB-related abnormalities on chest X-ray images – had not been delivered to Cambodia yet, but 4 CAD4TB installations followed rapidly in 2022.
In 2023, we expanded its installed base in Cambodia with 3 Delft Light portable backpack X-ray systems and 3 CAD4TB installations. All solutions provided again came with the required training and installation services.
For more information about how the Delft Light portable X-ray and CAD4TB solutions are used in Cambodia, please view the story of ‘Experience Sharing: Implementation of Delft Light and CAD4TB in 3rd National TB Prevalence Survey in Cambodia’ by the Cambodia Prevalence Survey Core Team, as presented in the 2023 Q2 Delft webinar. During the webinar, Dr Khay Mar Aung from the Cambodia Prevalence Survey Core Team noted: “Optimising the CADTB threshold scores for TB screening in health facility settings could enable healthcare workers to detect an optimum number of TB cases while significantly reducing the no. of Xpert tests needed.”