Technology-Mediated Education in Global Radiology: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Jennifer Lynn NicholasEmail author
Global Radiology (R Stein-Wexler, Section Editor)
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  1. Global Radiology


Purpose of review

This review explores opportunities and challenges in utilizing technology-mediated educational strategies for radiology education in parts of the world where attending radiologist support is limited. In efforts to increase the number of radiologists globally, radiology residencies have been established in regions where radiologists are scarce, several of which have partnerships with programs in other parts of the world. Technology-mediated educational strategies could leverage these partnerships to provide critical infrastructure to these recently established residencies.

Recent findings

The efficacies of strategies such as teleradiology and teleconferencing in global radiology have been evaluated, as have the effectiveness of technology-mediated educational tools in radiology. The topic of technology-mediated instruction for the newly established radiology residencies in other parts of the world has not yet been described or assessed, however.


Technology-mediated education has potential in the expanding realm of global radiology resident education, but there are some important constraints in the execution of these programs.


Technology-mediated Radiology Resident Education Global Resource-limited 


Compliance with Ethical Guidelines

Conflict of interest

Jennifer Lynn Nicholas declares no potential conflicts of interest.

Research Involving in Human and Animal Rights

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University School of MedicineSaint LouisUSA

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