Interprofessional Collaboration in Global Health Radiology

  • Jay Shah
  • Joshua S. Harford
  • Patricia A. DuCharme
  • Bartram Pierce
  • Thomas Alberico
  • Christopher B. Steelman


To meet the needs addressed by the World Health Organization for interprofessional education and collaborative practice and to ensure optimal integration of radiology into global health, a team approach can be used within educational partnerships. Departments of radiology are composed of many professionals, including but not limited to radiologists, advanced practice provider, radiologic technologists, trainees, medical physicists, nurses, biomedical engineers, biomedical technicians, administrative leadership, administrative staff, informatics personnel, researchers, patient transport, and environmental services. Starting with an initial assessment, stakeholders can establish goals to address gaps in radiology access. Then, a mutually agreed upon plan can be implemented in a stepwise framework with measureable deliverables. To establish a comprehensive plan, the professional roles within the radiology team should be represented. By understanding the professional scope and roles of all members, the team can more effectively proceed with working toward improving human capacity, infrastructure, supply chain, and other needs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay Shah
    • 1
  • Joshua S. Harford
    • 2
  • Patricia A. DuCharme
    • 3
  • Bartram Pierce
    • 4
  • Thomas Alberico
    • 5
  • Christopher B. Steelman
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Interventional Radiology and Image Guided MedicineEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina Chapel HillSchool of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.RAD-AID InternationalSummitUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyThe Corvallis ClinicCorvallisUSA
  5. 5.Radiology DepartmentMaimonides Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  6. 6.The Hoffman Heart and Vascular InstituteSchool of Invasive Cardiovascular TechnologyNew HavenUSA

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