RAD-AID Ghana has been working in Ghana since 2012. Major activities and goals include:
-Maintain PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System)
-Implement and maintain RIS
-Education for Radiologists, Residents, and Radiologic Technologists
Seth Quansah, RAD-AID Ghana Program Manager, and Dr. Hewlett, Radiologist at Korle Bu Hospital. Attending the 2014 RAD-AID Conference.
RAD-AID Ghana began in 2012 under the leadership of Seth Quansah and in close collaboration with Korle Bu Hospital. Mr. Quansah performed a Ghana Radiology Readiness in Ghana in 2012 and identified digital imaging and workstation development as a key strategic priority in Ghana to complement Ghana’s Ministry of Health implementation of new radiology hardware such as Computed Tomography (CT).
Multiple RAD-AID teams have returned to Ghana at Korle Bu to provide more training and information technology implementation. These teams acted in concert with the WHO Headquarters in Geneva and in-country WHO teams.
Dr. Hewlett, Dr. Swett, and Dr. Tsetse
Since 2012, RAD-AID supports a full time IT specialist in Ghana. RAD-AID is grateful to Korle Bu’s faculty member and radiologist, Dr. Vincent Hewlett, for this collaboration. RAD-AID has also worked with the East African Aid Foundation to send and install radiology workstations in Ghana.
In 2014, RAD-AID Health Finance Director, Sarah Iosifescu, initiated a micro finance program for health care workers in Ghana to pursue radiology technologist training.
In 2016, IBM gifted the radiology department at KBTH with a Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) by MERGE. The RAD-AID team installed many PACS work stations which would be maintained and propagated by the KBTH IT specialist, Ben Gyimah. This facilitates the imaging workflow at KBTH by allowing unprecedented image access, reporting and storage. Future endeavors include development of a Radiology Information Systems (RIS), which would allow for storage and retrieval of imaging studies. This would allow for implementation of MRNs and facilitate image archiving and management.
Volunteers: Harini Nallapothola, Brian Petrie, RT(R), Tarek El Shayal, Local Transport, Chip Swett
If you would like to get more information about RAD-AID Ghana, please contact Seth Quansah at [email protected] and Dr. Chip Swett at [email protected]. Also, please read the Ghana Radiology Readiness report and view the RAD-AID Ghana Presentation for additional information about the program.
RAD-AID Ghana Photo Gallery (Click on pictures to enlarge.)