ITW: Dedicated to making the world a healthier place
Imaging the World (ITW) is changing global medicine through a revolutionary concept integrating technology, training and community to bring medical expertise and high quality health care to remote and under-served areas worldwide.
Due to the unavailability of advanced imaging technology, rural populations suffer needlessly. Without early diagnosis, many treatable diseases, especially maternal conditions, can quickly become critical resulting in death or injury. ITW has created a new sustainable model for ultrasound imaging, making basic life-saving diagnosis accessible in the poorest regions.
With a newly designed training process, using only external anatomical landmarks, local health providers learn to capture high quality ultrasound scans in less than two days. Through a state-of-the-art data compression and transmission system, the images are sent via the internet to a secure server where they can be accessed and “read” anywhere in the world. Within hours, rural health center workers receive potentially lifesaving diagnoses by text message, offering options for treatment.
ITW’s solution can only be as successful as it is adaptable. The ITW platform is designed for maximum flexibility, so it can be adapted to widely divergent cultures and healthcare systems. Through collaboration with local governments and healthcare providers and community outreach initiatives, imaging care is seamlessly integrated to improve health and save lives.
ITW’s low cost, sustainable and scalable imaging model is possible anywhere cell phone signals are available.
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