Bangladesh

Volunteer with RAD-AID Bangladesh

International Day of Radiology in Bangladesh, 2019.

Under the leadership of Michelle Dorsey, MD, the RAD-AID Bangladesh program launched in 2019 as a collaboration with the M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital (MARMCH) in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. MARMCH is a government-owned, non-profit tertiary referral center and one of the largest hospitals in Northern Bangladesh. With 500-beds, MARMCH can accommodate over 1,000 patients in a robust post-graduate teaching environment. More than 75% of the population served by MARMCH lives on under $1 day and around 15% of patients are receiving their health care entirely pro-bono. Availability of radiology services at MARMCH depends on the functionality of onsite equipment but can include radiography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, mammography and interventional radiology. Program goals include: implementation of RIS/PACS with teleradiology capabilities in order to reach underserved populations in outlying rural areas utilizing a hub-and-spoke model of care delivery; further development of proficiencies in interventional radiology; expansion of educational opportunities for local radiology personnel; and growing the numbers of highly-skilled radiologists and technologists working in Bangladesh.