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.
RAD-AID SIR Global Interventional Radiology Program
RAD-AID International and the Society of Interventional Radiology have partnered to give SIR members the opportunity to teach, guide, and mentor interventional radiology personnel in RAD-AID’s partner health institutions in low- and middle- income nations. SIR members will be an integral part of RAD-AID’s interdisciplinary clinical outreach teams. Additionally, RAD-AID and SIR are collaborating to offer funded volunteer opportunities to SIR member residents and fellows who will serve on RAD-AID teams at international sites. RAD-AID is accepting applications to volunteer in RAD-AID’s IR Programs from practicing interventional radiologists, trainees, IR technologists, nurses, and physicists. Apply today!
IR Training Platform
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. The RAD-AID IR Program collaborates with colleagues in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Guyana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Vietnam.
RAD-AID IR Program Leadership
- Andrew Kesselman, MD – Director, RAD-AID IR
- Frances Colgan, MD – Program Manager, RAD-AID IR
- Chad Wilcox, MD – Program Manager, RAD-AID IR
- Stephen Hunt, MD, PhD – Associate Program Manager, RAD-AID IR (Projects: Education and Nigeria)
- Raymond Wong, MD – Assistant Program Manager, RAD-AID IR
- Lourens du Pisanie, MD – Assistant Program Manager, RAD-AID IR
- Robert Dixon, MD, FSIR – Program Manager, RAD-AID Kenya
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