Given its relatively low cost and portability, ultrasound has the potential to improve healthcare outcomes in underserved communities around the world. This special interest group connects members with an interest in this important area.
The current officers are Sanjiv Bajaj MD, Chair, Lori Stolz, MD, Vice Chair, and Cheryl Vance, MA, RT, RDMS, RVT, Secretary. They can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2016
Dear Friends,My organization, IntraHealth, is a global non-profit that specializes in training health workers. We have been asked to train ultrasound techs in Kenya. There is a real shortage of ultrasound techs throughout Africa and it is severely limiting access to ultrasonography. There currently is no national curricula for ultrasound techs in Kenya and we haven’t been able to access an ultrasound tech curriculum. We are looking for a complete curriculum in English for pre-service…Continue
Started by Dr. Kate Tulenko Dec 6, 2016.
Read about Prof Charlotte Henningsen’s experiences in Chile, from lecturing with synchronous translation to meeting the country’s first sonographer, on The Scan---the AIUM’s official blog. Why not share your international ultrasound experiences? Find out how easy it is to post on the AIUM’s blog.Continue
Started by AIUM. Last reply by Ximena Wortsman Sep 26, 2016.
If you weren’t able to attend the 2015 AIUM Annual Convention in Florida, you can still view PowerPoint slides of 3 of the lectures presented on behalf of the Ultrasound in Global Health Interest Group:FASH Facts: Role of Ultrasound in Management of HIV and TB Co-infectionsUltrasound in Tropical Diseases: A…Continue
Started by AIUM Apr 29, 2015.
Sometimes you have to be creative when you’re working in locations with limited resources. Megan Leo, MD, who practices emergency medicine in Boston and is the chair of the AIUM’s Ultrasound in Global Health Interest Group, notes that she has created phantoms out of gelatin and Pepto-Bismol for IV access and foreign body recognition while working in resource-limited areas.Dr Leo is also a member of the operational team of the nonprofit group PURE (Physicians for Ultrasound in Rwanda…Continue
Started by AIUM Aug 19, 2014.