RAD-AID Interventional Radiology

Background

 

Interventional Radiology (IR) involves the performance of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using image-guidance to treat a broad range of diseases and conditions. These procedures involve the use of ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and fluoroscopy modalities. IR is an innovative, highly technology and device driven field, which has hindered its early adoption in the resource limited setting. In addition to availability of imaging modalities including US, CT, and fluoroscopy, there are additional financial barriers that need to be considered when initiating a program. Given this need for increased IR services in low and middle income countries, RAD-AID has recently created an IR Program.  This webpage hopes to serve as a resource for coordinating IR outreach projects.

 

RAD-AID IR Program Mission Statement

The RAD-AID IR Program is dedicated to improving access to interventional services in low resource settings through education, training and other outreach endeavors.

 

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IR Training Platforms

RAD-AID IR is in the process of developing a Global IR curriculum for clinical care and syllabus of procedures for the development of overseas programs.  These training programs will include regular webinars, hand-on workshops and international didactics.

 

  • Global IR curriculum – Click here (in progress)

 

RAD-AID IR Specialty Training Sites

Country
Site
Status
Tanzania
MUHAS, MNH, MOI
Active
Kenya
Kenyatta National Hospital
3/2019
Vietnam
HUH, Da Nang
Tentative:            2/2019 or 3/2019

 

Additional opportunities for IR outreach are available in:
  • Ethiopia
  • Guyana
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria

Upcoming Lectures/Webinars

 

 

RAD-AID IR Team

  • Andrew Kesselman MD – Director
  • Fabian Laage-Gaupp MD
  • Frances Colgan, MD
  • John Campbell MD
  • Lourens du Pisanie MD

 

If you are interested in participating this program, please contact [email protected]

 

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