Antibiotic sensitivity diagrams

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The camera is programmed as an Ajax server, using PHP and Javascript, for antibiotic sensitivity testing. The dishes are incubated with a bacterial culture and sample antibiotics impregnating small disks. After 18 hours of incubation, the antibiotic creates a halo around each disk, which indicates how effective the particular antibiotic is against the specific culture.

The application in the camera is web based, using the canvas Javascript element to display the image. The image processing application determines the diameter of the halo, and therefrom determines the minimum inhibitory concentration and therapeutic index, which is information that the physician uses to prescribe an antibiotic for the patient.