Ultrasound in Developing Countries
Individuals living in developing countries usually have limited access to medical care. Ultrasound is especially important as an imaging modality in developing countries, as the units have become smaller, portable, less expensive, and there is no ionizing radiation.
Several SRU members have been involved, in various ways, with advancing the use of ultrasound in developing countries. The SRU ad hoc Committee on Ultrasound in Developing Countries has looked at ways the SRU can help. SRU members have considerable knowledge that can be applied to endeavors that already exist or are being developed by several different organizations.
This web page seeks to provide information and contacts for SRU members interested in advancing the use of ultrasound services in developing countries.
Current Projects and/or Possible Opportunities to Participate
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is committed to facilitating improvements in radiological care throughout the world.
RAD-AID is dedicated to the mission of increasing radiology services in developing countries and optimizing radiology for public health initiatives.
At Imaging the World (ITW), we believe that all people deserve the health advantages of modern tools for diagnosing problems.
Medical Imaging Partnership is a non profit organization engaged in promoting better health through Imaging by providing medical imaging equipment, training and education in medical diagnostic imaging to all the developing countries around the globe.
The East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to recruiting volunteers to provide medical education and training, medical equipment, and medical care in East Africa and to raising funds to help support our efforts.
The RSNA has supported international education through its International Visiting Professor Program since 1986.
Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute (JUREI)
SonoWorld is dedicated to the mission of bringing free or low-cost educational materials and information to the global ultrasound community.
World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB)
Corporate Sponsor Links
The Global Ultrasound Equipment Donation Foundation