© 2019

Radiology in Global Health

Strategies, Implementation, and Applications

  • Daniel J. Mollura
  • Melissa P. Culp
  • Matthew P. Lungren


  • Fully updated and expanded

  • The only book of its kind to prepare radiology residents and allied health personnel interested in working on global health service projects in the developing world

  • Includes comprehensive information on designing, testing, and deploying clinical strategies adapted for regions with limited resources


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Global Health Radiology Strategies and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel J. Mollura, Melissa P. Culp, Matthew P. Lungren
      Pages 3-8
    3. Garshasb P. Soroosh, William W. Mayo-Smith, Daniel J. Mollura
      Pages 9-13
    4. Michael A. Morris, Babak Saboury
      Pages 15-33
    5. Sarah L. Averill, Farouk Dako, Janet H. Pollard
      Pages 35-47
    6. Lourens du Pisanie, Christie Caldwell
      Pages 49-59
    7. Ezana M. Azene, Michael P. Reiter
      Pages 61-67
    8. Frank J. Lexa, Sarah Iosifescu
      Pages 69-75
    9. James T. Dobbins III, Donald P. Frush, Christopher J. N. Kigongo, James R. MacFall, Robert E. Reiman Jr, Gregg E. Trahey et al.
      Pages 85-105
    10. Andrew Kesselman, Dale Gerus, Alan Schweitzer
      Pages 107-111
    11. Jay Shah, Joshua S. Harford, Patricia A. DuCharme, Bartram Pierce, Thomas Alberico, Christopher B. Steelman
      Pages 113-126
    12. Carrie Hayes, Christina Hendricks, Diana Mishler, Matthew Schwartz, Nancy Barge
      Pages 127-140
    13. Melissa P. Culp, Rebecca Stein-Wexler, Mai Elezaby, Gillian Battino, David J. Axelrod, Rose Ndumia et al.
      Pages 141-153
  3. Global Health Radiology Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Richard D. Pitcher
      Pages 157-174
    3. Krit Pongpirul, Matthew P. Lungren
      Pages 175-183
    4. Ishita Desai, Kara-Lee Pool
      Pages 185-205
    5. Katherine C. Michelis, David L. Narotsky, Brian G. Choi
      Pages 207-224

About this book


Exploring the question as to why more than half the world continues to have little or no access to medical imaging and radiology, this important second edition, fully revised and expanded, offers not only answers but practical solutions, providing new tools, ideas, and strategies for bringing vital radiology to low-resource areas. Based on RAD-AID’s ten years of work (2008-2018) serving indigent communities around the world, the book’s interdisciplinary approach offers the synthesis of business management, government policy formulation, clinical methods, and engineering in order to integrate economic development, technology innovation, clinical model planning, educational strategies, and public health measures. The gold-standard title in the field, Radiology in Global Health, 2nd Edition is intended for a broad audience, including physicians (especially radiologists and radiology residents), radiology technologists, radiology nurses, sonographers, hardware/software engineers, policy-makers, business leaders, researchers, and public health specialists at all levels who use or implement health care services for underserved populations.  In addition, as health care providers use radiology in the process of clinical decision-making, this title is also designed for clinical physicians, nurses, nurse-practitioners, physician assistants, and paramedical personnel. Administrators and public health personnel will also be interested, as the planning of radiology services for health care systems at both the facility level and at the population level requires a clear understanding of the technological challenges and management opportunities.


Global Health Service projects Global Public Health International global imaging Medical Imaging Radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel J. Mollura
    • 1
  • Melissa P. Culp
    • 2
  • Matthew P. Lungren
    • 3
  1. 1.RAD-AID InternationalChevy ChaseUSA
  2. 2.RAD-AID InternationalChevy ChaseUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

About the editors

Daniel J. Mollura, MD     

President and CEO

RAD-AID International

Chevy Chase, MD, USA


Melissa P. Culp, MEd, RT(R), (MR)

Chief Operating Officer

RAD-AID International

Chevy Chase, MD, USA


Clinical Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Chapel Hill, NC, USA



Matthew P. Lungren, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiology

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiology in Global Health
  • Book Subtitle Strategies, Implementation, and Applications
  • Editors Daniel J. Mollura
    Melissa P. Culp
    Matthew P. Lungren
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-98484-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-98485-8
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXII, 384
  • Number of Illustrations 46 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diagnostic Radiology
    Public Health
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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