Information Technology in Global Health Radiology

  • Andrew Kesselman
  • Dale Gerus
  • Alan Schweitzer


Medical imaging has gained increasing adoption in many low-resource regions of the world. Various informatics platforms and technology will play an important role in bridging the gap in imaging services accessible between low- and high-resource settings. PACS platforms have served as a tool that can provide tremendous benefit in low- and middle-income countries. Continual improvements in network infrastructure and declining hardware costs will also make development of sustainable imaging network solutions easier in the future.


PACS Informatics Modalities DICOM Open source 



The mention of commercial products, their sources, or their use in connection with material reported herein is not to be construed as either an actual or implied endorsement of such products.


  1. 1.
    RAD-AID International. Merge and RAD-AID Team Up to Help Developing Countries [Internet]. 2015 [cited October 25, 2018]. Available from:
  2. 2.
    Kesselman A, Soroosh G, Mollura DJ, RAD-AID Conference Writing Group. 2015 RAD-AID conference on international radiology for developing countries: the evolving global radiology landscape. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016;13(9):1139–44.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Davis M, Culp MP, Dixon R, Mzumara S. Radiology and global health: interprofessional collaboration in educational initiatives. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015;12(9):960–4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Mendel JB, Schweitzer AL. PACS for the developing world. J Glob Radiol. 2015;1(2):Article 5.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Duyck P, Pynoo B, Devolder P, Voet T, Adang L, et al. Monitoring the PACS implementation process in a large university hospital--discrepancies between radiologists and physicians. J Digit Imaging. 2010;23(1):73–80.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Mollura DJ, Shah N, Mazal J, RAD-AID Conference Writing Group. White paper report of the 2013 RAD-AID conference: improving radiology in resource-limited regions and developing countries. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014;11(9):913–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Mollura DJ, Mazal J, Everton KL, RAD-AID Conference Writing Group. White paper report of the 2012 RAD-AID conference on international radiology for developing countries: planning the implementation of global radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013;10(8):618–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Mollura DJ, Lungren MP. Radiology in global health: strategies, implementation, and applications. New York: Springer; 2014. xxii, 265 pagesCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Dross PE, Sumner R, Tysowsky M, Aujero MP. International radiology for developing countries: the delivery of medical imaging services to a Honduran radiologic scarce zone. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014;11(12 Pt A):1173–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Culp M, Mollura DJ, Mazal J, RAD-AID Conference Writing Group. 2014 RAD-AID conference on international radiology for developing countries: the road ahead for global health radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015;12(5):475–80.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Song JW, Mango MC, Museru LM, Kesselman A, Foryoung K, Kiloloma O, et al. Successful implementation of a PACS in Tanzania. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017;14(5):710–3.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyWeill Cornell MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.RAD-AID International, RAD-AID InformaticsChevy ChaseUSA

Personalised recommendations