Paediatric radiology seen from Africa. Part I: providing diagnostic imaging to a young population

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/255414
Title:
Paediatric radiology seen from Africa. Part I: providing diagnostic imaging to a young population
Authors:
Andronikou, Savvas; McHugh, Kieran; Abdurahman, Nuraan; Khoury, Bryan; Mngomezulu, Victor; Brant, William E; Cowan, Ian; McCulloch, Mignon; Ford, Nathan
Journal:
Pediatric Radiology
Abstract:
Paediatric radiology requires dedicated equipment, specific precautions related to ionising radiation, and specialist knowledge. Developing countries face difficulties in providing adequate imaging services for children. In many African countries, children represent an increasing proportion of the population, and additional challenges follow from extreme living conditions, poverty, lack of parental care, and exposure to tuberculosis, HIV, pneumonia, diarrhoea and violent trauma. Imaging plays a critical role in the treatment of these children, but is expensive and difficult to provide. The World Health Organisation initiatives, of which the World Health Imaging System for Radiography (WHIS-RAD) unit is one result, needs to expand into other areas such as the provision of maintenance servicing. New initiatives by groups such as Rotary and the World Health Imaging Alliance to install WHIS-RAD units in developing countries and provide digital solutions, need support. Paediatric radiologists are needed to offer their services for reporting, consultation and quality assurance for free by way of teleradiology. Societies for paediatric radiology are needed to focus on providing a volunteer teleradiology reporting group, information on child safety for basic imaging, guidelines for investigations specific to the disease spectrum, and solutions for optimising imaging in children.
Affiliation:
Radiology Department, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa; Radiology Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK; Radiology Department, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Radiology Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA; Radiology Department, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand; Evelyna Children's Hospital, London, UK; Public Health/Access, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Cape Town, South Africa
Publisher:
Springer
Issue Date:
9-Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/255414
DOI:
10.1007/s00247-011-2081-8
PubMed ID:
21656276
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/6345785105170447/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Article approval pending
ISSN:
1432-1998
Appears in Collections:
Paediatrics

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dc.contributor.authorAndronikou, Savvasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, Kieranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAbdurahman, Nuraanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhoury, Bryanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMngomezulu, Victoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrant, William Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorCowan, Ianen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Mignonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFord, Nathanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-11T23:57:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-11T23:57:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-09-
dc.identifier.citationPediatr Radiol 2011; 41(7): 811-25en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1432-1998-
dc.identifier.pmid21656276-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00247-011-2081-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/255414-
dc.descriptionArticle approval pendingen_GB
dc.description.abstractPaediatric radiology requires dedicated equipment, specific precautions related to ionising radiation, and specialist knowledge. Developing countries face difficulties in providing adequate imaging services for children. In many African countries, children represent an increasing proportion of the population, and additional challenges follow from extreme living conditions, poverty, lack of parental care, and exposure to tuberculosis, HIV, pneumonia, diarrhoea and violent trauma. Imaging plays a critical role in the treatment of these children, but is expensive and difficult to provide. The World Health Organisation initiatives, of which the World Health Imaging System for Radiography (WHIS-RAD) unit is one result, needs to expand into other areas such as the provision of maintenance servicing. New initiatives by groups such as Rotary and the World Health Imaging Alliance to install WHIS-RAD units in developing countries and provide digital solutions, need support. Paediatric radiologists are needed to offer their services for reporting, consultation and quality assurance for free by way of teleradiology. Societies for paediatric radiology are needed to focus on providing a volunteer teleradiology reporting group, information on child safety for basic imaging, guidelines for investigations specific to the disease spectrum, and solutions for optimising imaging in children.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/6345785105170447/en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Springer and Pediatric Radiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAfricaen_GB
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countriesen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Resourcesen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibilityen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInternational Cooperationen_GB
dc.subject.meshPediatricsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPovertyen_GB
dc.subject.meshRadiation Protectionen_GB
dc.subject.meshRadiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisteden_GB
dc.subject.meshRadiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshTeleradiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshWorld Health Organizationen_GB
dc.titlePaediatric radiology seen from Africa. Part I: providing diagnostic imaging to a young populationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRadiology Department, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa; Radiology Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK; Radiology Department, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Radiology Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA; Radiology Department, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand; Evelyna Children's Hospital, London, UK; Public Health/Access, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Cape Town, South Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPediatric Radiologyen_GB

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