Defining the Medical Imaging Requirements for a Rural Health Center

  • Cari Borrás

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Medical and Public Health Needs of a Rural Health Center

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marlen Perez-Diaz, Consuelo Varela Corona, Cari Borrás
      Pages 3-6
  3. Medical Imaging Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Kwan Hoong Ng, Jeannie Hsiu Ding Wong, Sock Keow Tan
      Pages 49-74
  4. Planning a Medical Imaging Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Cari Borrás, K. Siddique-e Rabbani
      Pages 77-94
    3. K. Siddique-e Rabbani, Trevor D. Cradduck
      Pages 105-115
  5. Operational Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Cari Borrás, Patrick Cadman
      Pages 135-146
  6. Kwan Hoong Ng, Jeannie Hsiu Ding Wong, Sock Keow Tan
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 147-150

About this book


This book establishes the criteria for the type of medical imaging services that should be made available to rural health centers, providing professional rural hospital managers with information that makes their work more effective and efficient. It also offers valuable insights into government, non-governmental and religious organizations involved in the planning, establishment and operation of medical facilities in rural areas.

Rural health centers are established to prevent patients from being forced to travel to distant urban medical facilities. To manage patients properly, rural health centers should be part of regional and more complete systems of medical health care installations in the country on the basis of a referral and counter-referral program, and thus, they should have the infrastructure needed to transport patients to urban hospitals when they need more complex health care. The coordination of all the activities is only possible if rural health centers are led by strong and dedicated managers. The book also represents a valuable resource for those physicians, medical physicists and service engineers who provide virtual and physical consultations.


Distant urban medical facilities Health Technology Task Group HTTG Imaging radiation protection Rural health care facilities Teleradiology World Health Imaging System

Editors and affiliations

  • Cari Borrás
    • 1
  1. 1.HTTGWashingtonUSA

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