TB Corner: contents

TB Group


  • Savvas Andronikou, Chair, AfSPI/SASPI, South Africa
  • Omolola Atalabi, AfSPI Nigeria
  • Maria Ines Boechat, Past WFPI President/SPR, Brazil/USA
  • Ron Cohen, SPR, USA
  • Bernie Laya, AOSPR, Phillipines
  • In-One Kim, AOSPR, Korea

Current TB network

Baylor College of Medicine
CDC Atlanta
Stanford University Hospital
ISR/TB Steering Group,
Stop TB Strategy Unit , WHO
Imaging the World
European PTBNET
Doctors for Africa - CUAMM

German Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases


May 2013

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 June 2015?

(to be confirmed - online access possible)


Clues - frontal film

Clues - lateral film

WFPI collaboration with ISR - "Imaging of Tuberculosis"



The International Society of Radiology’s International Commission on Radiology Education (ICRE) and its Imaging of Tuberculosis Steering Committee have developed an open access, online education module on “Imaging of Tuberculosis”.

Dr. Eric Stern, the TB Steering Committee's Chair, is pleased and proud to announce that this project is now complete and ready for use. Please circulate this link!

The Steering Committee includes representatives of the Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology, the Fleischner Society, the Korean Society of Thoracic Radiology, the Russian Society of Thoracic Radiology, the South African Society of Radiology, the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging and the European Society of Radiology.

WFPI and Pediatric Tuberculosis

The WFPI's participation in the European Pediatric Tuberculosis Conference held in Italy last year revealed a need for radiologists as partners.

Goals for CHIT, WFPI's TB Working Group:

  1. Impact on diagnosis using radiology in low resource areas
  2. Support facilities and activities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe – second opinion / volunteer tele-reading /  targeted education and training (click here for the WFPI's TB project framework and here for its volume sweep ultrasound TB research in South Africa)
  3. Collect literature and build up web-based learning material on TB imaging in children and host on website as a reliable resource
  4. Initiate and participate in pediatric TB research


Active TB or TB-associated projects: tele-reading, teaching/training & research

Khayelitsha, South Africa

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MSF/Doctors Without Borders

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Indiara Ghandi Institute for 
Children's Health, India

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TB US Research





TB outreach in Swaziland


TB literature

See top of this "TB Corner" page: Bernard Laya, Childhood Tuberculosis, February 2014

Tuberculosis in children: Carlos M. Perez-Velez, M.D., and Ben J. Marais, M.D., Ph.D.N Engl J Med 2012; 367:348-361

Reversal of Misfortunes - South Africa's response to HIV-TB: Feb 2013, Vol 339, www.sciencemag.org

New imaging approaches for improving diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis: S. Bélard, S. Andronikou, T. Pillay, M. Grobusch, H. Zar, South African Medical Journal, March 2014 

Through the Eye of the Suprasternal Notch - Searching For TB: Tsepo Moseme and Savvas Andronikou Department of Radiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Imaging HIV – and the problem of TB Co-infection in Children: Savvas Andronikou, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

WHO Bulletin, published online June 2012: Feasibility of using teleradiology to improve tuberculosis screening and case management in a district hospital in Malawi

Out of the Dark; meeting the needs of children with TB: Médecins Sans Frontières, Access Campaign, 2011

UPDATE, Out of the Dark; meeting the needs of children with TB: Médecins Sans Frontières, Access Campaign, 2012

How many children have Tuberculosis? See TB Alliance website for data.

Partnerships under active exploration


Baylor School of Medicine, USA: meeting held on June 2013 at Benoni, South Africa, during a BIPAI training session. Project collaboration under review in Swaziland.


Stanford University, USA -> WFPI TB's work in South Africa (resident work with US swipes in cine loops can be adapted to children)


 CDC Atlanta, USA -> X-ray interpretation, ultrasound  


The WFPI has signed Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders' MDR TB manifesto: click here for more details



Global TB actors

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