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Article Type

Global Vision Article

Publication Date

2021-03-10

DOI

10.7191/jgr.2021.1101

Abstract

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.

Keywords

ultrasound, radiology capacity, sustainability, global health

Rights and Permissions

© 2021 Hershman, Hershman, Blain, Moise, Monchil, Walters & Schmit. This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Acknowledgments

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.

Corresponding Author(s)

Michelle Hershman, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; Mlhershman@gmail.com

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