This week, Imaging The World trainer Gail Gheritti is in Nawanyago doing further training with Sr. Angela Njeri and to also appraise  Sr Kristen Barongo on her progress in regards to training to do basic ultra sound interpretation. Having more than one trained personnel at the facility ensures continuity of the service when one of … [Read more…]

Mubende Regional Referral Hospital Ultrasound Training

Ultrasound training was provided for four midwives at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital. The purpose of the training was to provide more hands -on and didactic knowledge in Obstetrical ultrasound. Imaging the World provided three portable ultrasound systems for the hands -on sessions. The midwives were eager to learn more about how to use ultrasound in … [Read more…]

Efast training at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.

Imaging The World Africa organized training for sonographers at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital in 2017. E-fast training equipped the sonographers with skills to quickly assess a trauma patient. E fast enables the sonographer to determine presence of fluid in the peritoneal cavity.  The sonographers were trained in ultrasound guided intravenous access which is a challenge … [Read more…]

Imaging The World Donates equipment to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Malawi.

Imaging the World is proud to donate modern ultrasound equipment, training and supervisory tele-radiology services to the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care (MJC), a state-of-the-art pediatric surgery and intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi’s commercial capital of Blantyre. Dr. Eric Borgstein, pediatric surgeon and director of MJC was present … [Read more…]

Professor Kristen Destigter recognized by Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging

At the 24th annual scientific conference of Uganda Society for Advanced of Radiology  and Imaging(USOFARI), Dr. Kristen was presented an award in recognition  and commendation for her invaluable efforts and exemplary performance as a guest speaker. Imaging The World Africa was also appreciated for extending Imaging services to rural parts of Uganda.

The Impact of Rheumatic Heart Disease on Maternal Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa, women face a 1 in 39 lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, compared to the risk in the developed world of 1 in 3,800. New data indicates that in sub-Saharan Africa indirect, non-obstetrical causes account for over a third (34%) of these deaths. In contrast to direct obstetrical deaths, which are steadily … [Read more…]

Imaging The World Africa Listed among top five high impact community based solutions that are improving maternal and child health in Uganda

Imaging the World Africa is pleased to announce it was nominated among the top 5 high impact community-based solutions that are improving maternal and child health in Uganda for the year 2017. This call was made by the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI-Uganda) which is a network of passionate individuals and institutions combining their … [Read more…]

Dr. Kristen Destigter Discusses the role of Imaging The World Africa in identifying pregnant mothers with Rheumatic Heart Disease and getting them life-saving treatment.

Dr Kristen DeStigter, co-founder of Imaging the World, while speaking at the RHD Stake Holder meeting in Kampala described her organization’s work to integrate point-of-care ultrasound services into rural health centers. She highlighted the potential of telemedicine, describing how patients received a diagnosis from both non-physician health workers on-site, and from a remote expert, also … [Read more…]

Dr Kristen DeStigter named Chair of Radiology at University of Vermont Medical Center

We are pleased and excited to announce, after a national search, the appointment of Kristen DeStigter, M.D., FACR, as Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, and Health Care Service Chief of Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center, effective immediately. Dr. DeStigter is … [Read more…]