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Introduction

  • Daniel J. MolluraEmail author
  • Melissa P. Culp
  • Matthew P. Lungren
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Abstract

This textbook is designed to give you the tools for how to assess, plan, implement, and support medical imaging and radiology services in low-resource settings for underserved populations. The ultimate objective of these efforts is to reduce global healthcare disparities particularly where radiology is scarce, absent, or inaccessible. This text is a starting point for global health work by covering rapidly advancing imaging technologies and presenting novel ways to implement these tools in diagnosing and treating disease. Additionally, this text is primarily aimed to empower the reader by offering tools that enable analysis and thoughtful planning of radiology in global health collaborations. Through careful assessment, planning, and management, with steadfast dedication to our patients’ well-being, this text can be another step toward improving global health.

Keywords

Global health Radiology Global radiology Access Healthcare Health equity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Mollura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Melissa P. Culp
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matthew P. Lungren
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.RAD-AID InternationalChevy ChaseUSA
  2. 2.Department of Allied Health SciencesUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  4. 4.Lucile Packard Children’s HospitalStanford University Medical CenterPalo AltoUSA
  5. 5.Department of RadiologyStanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA

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