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PAPNET-assisted primary screening of conventional cervical smears.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11268471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The PAPNET System is the only device with a neural-network-based-artificial intelligence to detect and show the images of abnormal cells on the monitor to be evaluated in an interactive way. We effectively used the PAPNET in rescreening of conventional cervical smears and we detected its advantages and its disadvantages. In this paper, we report our results from PAPNET-assisted primary screening performed on 20,154 conventional smears. The smears were classified as Negative or as Review. The Negative cases were rapidly rescreened mainly near the coverslip edges, which are the slide areas not analyzed by automated devices because of focusing problems. The Review cases were fully reanalyzed by the optic microscope. In summary, 140 positive smears were detected: 57 cases showed changes due to HPV, 63 LSIL, 15 HSIL, and 5 carcinomas. Therefore, the PAPNET System was confirmed as useful in primary screening of conventional cervical samples as well as rescreening.
M Cenci; C Nagar; A Vecchione
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anticancer research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0250-7005     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Res.     Publication Date:    2000 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-27     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102988     Medline TA:  Anticancer Res     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3887-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, University La Sapienza, Viale Regina Elena n.324, 00162 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / epidemiology,  pathology
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / epidemiology,  pathology
Italy / epidemiology
Mass Screening / methods*
Neural Networks (Computer)*
Papillomavirus Infections / epidemiology*
Reproducibility of Results
Tumor Virus Infections / epidemiology*
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Vaginal Smears*

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