Women’s Imaging in Global Health Radiology

  • Kathryn Everton
  • Anna Starikovsky Nordvig
  • Christina M. Cinelli
  • Niranjan Khandelwal


This chapter focuses on women’s imaging after the child-bearing years, concentrating on imaging for breast cancer screening and diagnosis, and dual X-ray absorptiometry for osteoporosis screening. Key concepts include the changing epidemiology of breast cancer and osteoporosis in low- and middle-income countries, development of comprehensive multidisciplinary breast and bone care programs, best-practice health care guidelines in limited-resource settings, mobile imaging as a tool to provide improved access for urban and rural marginalized women, and a description of Asha Jyoti (Ray of Hope in Hindi and Punjabi), a Women’s Mobile Health Care Program. Asha Jyoti is a collaboration between RAD-AID, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, India, and Philips Healthcare. The program packages key screening tests in a mobile unit aimed at women 45 years and older to create a sustainable and reproducible health care model.


Breast Cancer Bone Mineral Density Breast Cancer Screening Bone Mineral Density Testing Clinical Breast Exam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Everton
    • 1
  • Anna Starikovsky Nordvig
    • 2
  • Christina M. Cinelli
    • 3
  • Niranjan Khandelwal
    • 4
  1. 1.RAD-AID InternationalChevy ChaseUSA
  2. 2.RAD-AID InternationalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiodiagnosisPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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