We provide professional support in Radiology.
Radiology is a specialty of medicine in which images of
the body’s organs are interpreted in order to diagnose disease. Radiologists
are medical doctors (MDs) having the specialized training to interpret medical
images for diagnosis while radiologic technologists are the medical imaging
professionals that use and manage the equipment for making the images.
Radiologists interpret these images and give reports to referring clinical
doctors ranging from surgeons, pediatricians, obstetricians, and internists to
work as a team in providing medical care.
Radiology is vital for nearly every sector of health
care, including surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, cancer-care, trauma-response,
emergency medicine, infectious disease and much more. Therefore a gap in
radiology resources is a focal point of health care disparity that can break
the chain of health care in poor regions. We invite you to support RAD-AID in
our efforts to bring radiology to the 3-4 billion people who lack these essential
to image bones, chest, and abdomen
CT: Stands for “computed tomography” in which multiple angles of X-rays from a
doughnut-shaped machine around the patient form an image based on computer
MRI: Stands for “Magnetic Resonance Imaging” in which magnetic fields and radio waves are
used with computer processing to make images
Ultrasound: using sound waves to make moving images on a monitor, with common examples being fetal
ultrasound during pregnancy and ultrasound images of the heart, which are
Mammograms: using X-rays specially powered, aimed, and positioned for breast tissues
Fluoroscopy: using X rays that produce real-time moving images of the body for doing procedures,
such as stents for narrowed vessels and drainage catheters, as well as imaging
the gastrointestinal tract
Nuclear medicine: short acting radioactive substances go to
certain parts of the body and emit light from bodily processes that are
collected by a camera and processed by computer to form an image.
Interventional radiology: using image guidance for minimally invasive
procedures to treat patients without open surgery
Teleradiology: transmitting radiology imaging to
locations outside of the facility where the images are made, to have a
radiology interpretation given electronically.