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…]

ITW’s Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program is Helping to Shift Health in Rural Uganda

Kamuli District, Uganda Nawanyago Health Centre III July 19, 2016 The point of care ultrasound program that Imaging the World has brought to Nawanyago Health Centre III is shifting the health of this entire community. Improved antenatal care, safe deliveries and husband involvement to highlight a few. There are fundamental elements to this program that … [Read more…]

ITW Co-Founder, Dr. DeStigter Receives Global Humanitarian Award

Kristen DeStigter, MD, FACR, and Interim Chair of Radiology, University of Vermont has received the Global Humanitarian Award from The American College of Radiology Foundation (ACRF) for her work with Imaging the World, an organization she co-founded that brings the life-saving diagnostic tool of ultrasound to some of the poorest, most rural areas in Africa. … [Read more…]

Imaging the World at UVM’s Global Health Day

Radiology resident Chris Stark, MD presents his poster “Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy in the Resource-Limited Setting: An Initial Experience in Rural Uganda.” Photos of students and residents doing work with Imaging the World in Uganda this past summer. A second poster was also presented at UVM’s Global Health Day. “Educating the Ugandan Village Health Team: The … [Read more…]

ARTICLE FEATURE: AuntMinne.com, AIUM: Ultrasound offers promise for preventing maternal death

Please take some time to look over this great article from AuntMinnie.com that talks about the impact ultrasound is having on maternal health. Article Excerpt: <em>AIUM: Ultrasound offers promise for preventing maternal death By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer March 18, 2016 — NEW YORK CITY – Is giving birth safely largely a privilege … [Read more…]

RHD Study Roll Out Continues and Begins at Nawanyago

It has been an incredibly successful week for ITW. We are, for the first time, extending the ITW ultrasound program to include a study that looks for rheumatic heart disease in pregnant women. Earlier in the week we began the roll-out at Kasambya Health Center III in Mubende and now we have traveled to Nawanyago … [Read more…]