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Computer system boosts accuracy of cervical testing

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1165
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A computer assisted system for screening cervical smears could be in place in the United Kingdom by the end of year, after a large trial showed that it could provide a more accurate and speedier service than conventional screening methods (Lancet 1999;253:1382-5).

    The study found that the interactive automated system, known as PAPNET, was at least as accurate as the conventional method of …

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