RAD-AID Vietnam, 2016.
Mayo Clinic Florida (MCF) has been steering annual onsite visits to Danang General Hospital in Danang, Vietnam for over a decade with specific imaging involvement for >3 years. Danang General Hospital has 1,250 inpatient beds, 9 radiologists, and performs >700 radiographs, >400 US, >150 CT and >45 MR exams per day.
During the most recent visit to Danang several accomplishments were made including completing the RAD-AID International Radiology Readiness and PACS assessments, holding a national educational symposium for Vietnam radiologists, conducting daily case conferences, performing and teaching interventional procedures (IR) for trauma embolization, abscess drainage, and nephrostomy tube placement and addressing supply chain needs for IR medical devices.
Several future goals and plans were established including further strengthening relationships between Danang and MCF, further assessing the educational needs of Danang radiology physicians, working to meet these needs, continuing to assess the needs of the physical radiology infrastructure in Danang with a specific focus on obtaining a PACS infrastructure via planned proposals submitted thru RAD-AID International, focusing on teaching new minimally invasive IR procedures during the next annual visit, and establishing teleradiology monthly conferences between Danang and MCF for case review and education.