At our recent visit to Nawanyago Health Centre III, the ITW team introduced a new way to explain ultrasound scan results to patients, their families, and other healthcare providers. In the past, it was clear that scan results were not always understood since they were written in English only. Illustrations of the various fetal and … [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
This week is a very exciting week for Imaging the World as we introduce a rheumatic heart disease study at two of our existing clinics. Pediatric cardiologist from Children’s National Hospital, Dr. Craig Sable and his team, along with Dr. DeStigter, are at Nawayango Health Center III and Kasambya Health Center III this week kicking … [Read more…]
On December 2nd Renny, Chris and Amy traveled to Kasambya Health Centre III to conduct an educational workshop on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) for the local village health team (VHT). Kasambya Health Centre III serves over 60 villages, including a few that can only be accessed by boat! It is one of the two sites … [Read more…]
Kristen DeStigter and Vicki Noble at the WINFOCUS Congress in Boston this past week. Kristen spoke about how Imaging the World uses rural cellular networks in our model. From transmitting images, providing remote interpretations, to connecting to our supporters via social media from Uganda.
ITW has submitted a case to Radiopaedia on behalf of the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging for the International Day of Radiology! See the case HERE.
July 24th 2015 Nawanyago Uganda: ITW holds Ultrasound Lab Imaging the World has developed a program that educates teenagers in Uganda about pregnancy, the risks of teen pregnancy, the importance of family planning and how ultrasound plays a important role in prenatal care by improving the outcomes for mothers and children. We also discuss how … [Read more…]
We call them ITW mothers. We call them this because they have had their ultrasound scan because of the ITW program. It always touches our hearts to see both mother and baby thriving. ITW Mom and her beautiful 18 month old baby. Proud ITW mother stands outside … [Read more…]
Sister Angela discusses obstetric ultrasound findings with a patient and her husband. Everyone is continually impressed by the ability of the ITW ultrasound scanning program integrated into the prenatal visits to draw the men to the clinics. The engagement of husbands in the healthcare of their wives and unborn children has been a game changer, … [Read more…]