Global Vision Article
Increasing radiology capacity in low-income countries (LIC) can improve clinicians’ access to diagnostic imaging tools and improve patient care. Ultrasound (US) is important in LIC due to its lower cost compared to that of CT or MRI scans and its excellent diagnostic ability. The relative portability of the equipment makes it ideal for donation by charitable organizations. We describe our experience as a radiology-capacity-focused charity working with the Haitian healthcare system and propose strategies to increase ultrasound capacity in other poor countries.
ultrasound, radiology capacity, sustainability, global health
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On behalf of the people of Haiti, the authors would like to acknowledge the generous donation of refurbished Sequoias from David & Casey Trogden at the Probo Corporation.
Hershman M, Hershman M, Blain Y, Moise M, Monchil N, Walters AA, Schmit BP. Experience with an ultrasound donation program in a low-income country. Journal of Global Radiology 2021;7(1):1101. https://doi.org/10.7191/jgr.2021.1101. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jgr/vol7/iss1/2