Global Ultrasound Outreach and Education Program
Ultrasound Committee Member, Christina Hendricks, with RAD-AID Nicaragua and the UW Madison RAD-AID Chapter
Ultrasound is a valuable tool in low-resource settings and a powerful component of global health. With advancing technology, ultrasound machines have become cheaper, more mobile, easier to use and are more commonly seen in many medical settings today. It is a unique modality that requires no radiation and can be brought to the bedside of the patient. RAD-AID International has first hand knowledge of how important ultrasound can be in developing nations. If you have an interest in getting involved, please consider these opportunities:
Ultrasound Program Manager, Carrie Hayes, working with RAD-AID Haiti
Become a RAD-AID Volunteer! Our database currently contains almost 4500 applicants from diverse radiology backgrounds with unique skill sets and interests. In order to have sustainable projects, we rely on qualified and ambitious volunteers. It is easy to do and will only take a few minutes of your time. Please apply for a volunteer position HERE
RAD-AID ASRT Fellowship
Become a RAD-AID ASRT Fellow! RAD-AID is fortunate to partner with the ASRT Foundation which generously provides funding for technologists to travel abroad on RAD-AID’s teams to provide education and hands-on instruction all over the world. To date, RAD-AID sonographers and technologists have traveled to Haiti, Ghana, Kenya, Jamaica, Malawi, India, China, Laos, and more. More information on this program is available HERE.
Ultrasound Program Committee Member, Matthew Schwartz, with RAD-AID Tanzania.
Become an author! RAD-AID is in the process of creating online learning materials to be available in the RAD-AID Learning Center. We welcome sonographers who would like to create educational materials. These modules will be available for free in developing nations to help bridge the large gap in radiology education. If you would like to get involved as an author, please email RAD-AID™s Learning Center Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAD-AID Conference: International Radiology
Join us for the annual RAD-AID Conference at World Health Organization on Saturday November 5th. This is an annual conference that gathers international nonprofits, radiology professionals, and health organizations from all over the world. Presentations are given about current models and projects. It is a great opportunity to create contacts and find ways to get involved. More information is available and registration is open here.
Ultrasound Committee Member, Diana Mishler, whom previously served with RAD-AID Laos