2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Sameer K. Antani

Name: Sameer K. Antani
Title: Staff Scientist
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Agency: National Institutes of Health

Lifesaving screener. Tuberculosis is a major cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Antani, who saw an opportunity to take "something from the lab and make it physical," led NIH researchers in developing a system to automate the screening of digital chest X-rays for pulmonary abnormalities with a special focus on TB. The system is being beta-tested on a mobile chest X-ray truck traveling through rural western Kenya. Antani's system could save lives by facilitating expert diagnosis in minutes instead of days and providing critical decision support to clinical officers in the field.

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