The portable microscope held by Winarno, S.Si, MT, a lecturer team from UNAIR on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo: By courtesy)
UNAIR NEWS – For the last few years, cervical cancer has caused concern. The government has recommended regular pap smear tests to all Indonesian women on a regular basis. Doctors need a scanner that can detect and identify.
Therefore, a lecturer of Universitas Airlangga Dr. Riries R, ST. MT. with her team (Winarno, S.Si, MT, Osmalina Nur Rahma, ST, M.Si., Anny Setijo R, dr., SpPA (K) Department of Anatomical Pathology, FK UNAIR affiliated with SMF Dr Soetomo Hospital, Anatomical Pathology Laboratory Universitas Airlangga Hospital and Etty Hary Kusumastuti, Dr. SpPA (K), FIAC, collaborated with Dr. Eng. Kuwat Triyana (UGM), Prof. Andriyan Bayu S, Ph.D. (ITB) and Dr. Imas Sukaesih, M.Kom (IPB) made an innovation. It is called Digital Pathology Virtual Microscope (DPVM) for pap smear images of cervical cancer screening. The research created a device in forms of hardware and software, not only to help with detection but also for learning device.
“The device has a portable microscope, but it is improved more specifically for cervical cancer,” explained the UNAIR Physics lecturer.
The research that utilizes engineering and image processing will display the final results of the entire image and display the details when enlarged. The research is not only for scanning and identification but also as a data repository. The data repository can be used as a digital record of a patient’s medical history and can be used to provide the best service for patients.
“Repository data will always be available, all this time, the data for preparations have only been stored until the data is requested by the health office (health office, ed),” she explained.
The ongoing research, according to Dr. Riries as the team leader, hoped this research would be useful, especially to give access to low-level health facilities. Thus, first level health facilities such as community health centers can consult with doctors in the central with the concept of IoT (Internet of Things, ed).
“Low-level health facilities can use it, later on, they will be sent to a doctor in the central by telephone or the internet,” she said.
Indonesian Collaborative Research (RKI) is a Dikti program that aims to encourage lecturers’ publication throughout Indonesia in order to achieve World Class University. The research was for the first phase, followed by four universities; UNAIR, ITB, IPB, and UGM.