Radiology is a specialty of medicine in which images of the body’s organs are interpreted in order to diagnose disease. Radiologists are medical doctors (MDs) having the specialized training to interpret medical images for diagnosis while radiologic technologists are the medical imaging professionals that use and manage the equipment for making the images.
Radiologists interpret these images and give reports to referring clinical doctors ranging from surgeons, pediatricians, obstetricians, and internists to work as a team in providing medical care.
Radiology is vital for nearly every sector of health care, including surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, cancer-care, trauma-response, emergency medicine, infectious disease and much more. Therefore a gap in radiology resources is a focal point of health care disparity that can break the chain of health care in poor regions.We invite you to support RAD-AID in our efforts to bring radiology to the 3-4 billion people who lack these essential health technologies: