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Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs

Mass General Imaging's Global Health Programs are dedicated to addressing unmet medical imaging needs and healthcare disparities for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations.

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Mission

Mass General Imaging's Global Health Programs are dedicated to addressing unmet medical imaging needs and healthcare disparities for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations.

Programs

  • Education and Training: Our program in education and training is currently developing a number of initiatives to improve medical imaging knowledge globally. We are creating training programs in radiation safety, quality imaging management, medical imaging utilization, and essential diagnostic radiology and interventional skills. In addition, we are also establishing clinical-exchange programs with a multitude of sites around the globe.
  • Technology Transfer: Our program in Technology Transfer coordinates equipment procurement and transfer of needed medical imaging technology to areas of need and to other outreach organizations.
  • Research and Needs Assessment: Our program in research and needs assessment focuses on performing public health and needs assessment research in order to identify where medical imaging is needed. Through research, we can focus our collective efforts to better guide appropriate technology development, develop training programs, and deliver clinical services.
  • Clinical Service: Our program in clinical service aims to encourage service among trainees and staff level to participate in outreach activities locally and abroad. Via on-site and teleradiology services, we aim to collaborate and assist other medical outreach organizations.
  • Institution and Organizational development: Our program in institution and organization development is actively collaborating with other professional societies globally to create guidelines, training standards, imaging protocols, and patient safety programs to improve medical imaging access and care throughout the world.

News & Events

  • June 2012: Project Hope: Volunteer Documentary Series features Joy Willams, RN of Mass General Imaging
  • May 2012: Dr. Dr. Sanjay Saini, spoke at this year's Fulbright Seminar: Lab to Market – May 2012
  • January 2012: Dr. Giles Boland visits Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya to teach and to establish international radiology exchange program, teleradiology link, and a multitude of educational initiatives.
  • December 2011: Dr. Mannudeep Kalra and Dr. Garry Choy completes International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) scientific mission to Slovenia to collaborate with and train radiologists, radiology technologists, and imaging staff in radiation dose reduction strategies.
  • June 2011: Mass General news coverage: MGH group envisions worldwide access to quality Imaging care
  • 2011: Dr. Mannudeep Kalra organizes the first MGH-IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Scientific Visit.
  • April 2011: Supriya Gupta, MBBS, MD, and Co-Investigator Garry Choy, MD, receive RSNA/AUR/APDR/SCARD Radiology Education Research Development Grant for project "Education in International Radiology Outreach: Development of Multi-language Web-based Modules and Providing Training for Diagnosing Acute Clinical Conditions Using Ultrasound."
  • March 2011: Dr. Supriya Gupta, Dr. Sung Han Kim, and Dr. Garry Choy serve as contributing authors to Partners in Health Manual of Ultrasound in Resource Poor Settings.
  • February 2011: Faculty and staff of MGH Imaging Global Health Programs begin collaboration with Partners in Health Mirebalais Hospital Project (Haiti) to provide radiology education, teleradiology support, and technology planning.
  • February 2011: Volunteer radiologists of MGH Imaging Global Health Programs and International Radiology Exchange continue teleradiology support for newly available digital imaging from Butaro Hospital, Rwanda, Africa in collaboration with Partners in Health.
  • December 2010: MGH Imaging Global Health Programs begins collaboration with Liberia's Tiyatien Health to assist in radiology needs assessment, imaging facility planning, and technology procurement.
  • October 2010: Dr. Geroges El Fakhri visits Indonesia as part of “Atoms for Peace” delegation with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) to assist in training and education related to nuclear medicine infrastructure development.
  • October 2010: Sanjay Saini, MD, visits Haiti as part of International Medical Corps Mission to Haiti. Working with professional medical society of Haiti to develop better training programs and their continuing medical education system.
  • July 2010: Vij Abhinav, MD, wins trainee prize from RSNA to deliver presentation on improvement of access to mammography services.
  • April 2010: Stewart Worrell, MD, facilitates the donation of a film digitizer for teleradiology outreach from Rwanda, Africa in collaboration with Partners in Health and International Radiology Exchange.
  • January 2010: Dr. Susan Kattapuram is named Fulbright Scholar in medical sciences and participates in international exchange program with country of Indonesia.
  • December 2009: Garry Choy, MD, and colleagues present award-winning informatics exhibit on work with International Radiology Exchange and low cost teleradiology solutions for outreach at RSNA 2009.

Global Health Resources

Grants and Fellowships

Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs Faculty and Staff

Front row: Sanjay Saini, Theresa McLoud, James H. Thrall, Garry Choy. Back row: Alan Schweitzer, Georges El Fakhri, Arun Krishnaraj, Efren Flores, Gloria Salazaar, Supriya Gupta, Carmen Alvarez.

Faculty and Staff

Founding Members, Senior Faculty, and Advisors

Partner Organizations

Other Outreach Organizations at Harvard and Partners Health Care

 

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Imaging nurse Joy Williams is among those heading to Haiti to provide care.

MGH group envisions worldwide access to quality Imaging care

According to a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO), two-thirds of the global population lacks access to diagnostic imaging care. At the MGH, a team of Imaging staff is working to address this need through a new initiative: MGH Imaging Global Health Programs.

Rebuilding Japan needs imaging technology, expertise

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

Dr. Sanjay Saini, spoke at this year's Fulbright Seminar: Lab to Market

From Lab to Market are a series of annual Fulbright enrichment seminars hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) for students in science and technology fields from developing countries as part of its flagship Fulbright program.

Radiology Rounds covers Global Health Programs
Read about the efforts of the Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs in Radiology Rounds, a monthly newsletter published by the Department of Radiology.

Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs

55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-383-9729


Contact: Garry Choy, MD