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.


Imaging technology enables non-surgical treatments

Read about an organization to fight cardiac disease in India founded by a Mass General radiology resident.

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

Read about our programs in the September 2015 issue of Radiology Rounds


  • 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.


Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs Faculty and Staff

Members of Mass General Imaging’s Global Health Programs include (from left to right): Dr. Theresa McLoud, Dr. Sishir Rao, Dr. Victorine Muse, Dr. Garry Choy, Dr. James Brink, Dr. Mckinley Glover, Dr. Michael Gee, Dr. Mark Mangano, Jae Lee, Dr. Efren Flores.

Faculty and Staff

Our volunteer radiologists, technologists and imaging experts come from multiple Harvard-affiliated academic institutions including Mass General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. Volunteers also include informatics professionals from industry and academic settings, whose collaboration is helpful in providing resources and expertise.

Boston medics rally to aid quake victims

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.

Mass General radiologist practices in Rwanda

Read a Q&A with Mass General interventional radiologist David Rosman, MD about his work to help build the medical infrastructure in Rwanda.

Mass General Imaging hosts radiology technologist in training

In February 2015, Mass General Imaging hosted Thony Jean, radiology technologist in training from Mirebalais Hospital, a Partners In Health hospital in Haiti.

Kenyan radiologists participate in observership in the Mass General Department of Radiology

Radiologists from Kenya participate in an observership at Massachusetts General Hospital to gain exposure to state-of-the-art imaging in an academic setting.

Mass General radiology resident fights cardiac disease in India

Inspired by friends and family, a resident in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital founded a non-profit organization to raise awareness and promote prevention of cardiac disease in India.

Mass General Imaging Global Health Programs

55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-383-9729

Contact: Garry Choy, MD