RAD-AID Interventional Radiology
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.
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.
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. Webinars, hand-on workshops and international didactics will be available in the future.
This webpage hopes to serve as a resource for coordinating IR outreach projects. So far we are involved in:
- RAD-AID Airship IR module design (Ongoing)
- Tanzania IR program (Ongoing)
- Ethiopia IR program (Ongoing)
RAD-AID IR Team Members
- Andrew Kesselman MD, Director
- Fabian Laage-Gaupp MD
If you are interested in participating this program, please contact [email protected]
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