The recovering country needs to replace destroyed imaging equipment, and the Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs is working to help.

Rebuilding Japan needs imaging technology, expertise

01/Aug/2011

While radiologists played a vital role in responding to the nuclear crisis that resulted from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March, the specialty could make its greatest contribution as the rebuilding continues and electricity and Internet are gradually restored, experts say.

As co-founder of the Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs and International Radiology Exchange, Mass General radiologist Garry Choy, MD, immediately reached out to the Japan College of Radiology as it attempted to procure portable scanning equipment for the country and remains on standby to help with volunteer teleradiology services.

Source: RSNA (Radiological Society of North America)