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International Radiology for Developing Countries: The Delivery of Medical Services to a Honduran Radiologic Scarce Zone
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Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy

ISSN: 2155-9619

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International Radiology for Developing Countries: The Delivery of Medical Services to a Honduran Radiologic Scarce Zone


International Conference on Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy

July 14-15, 2016 Cologne, Germany

Peter E Dross and Mireille P Aujero

Christiana Care Health System, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nucl Med Radiat Ther

Abstract :

Short term medical missions have become a popular method in the delivery of health care to developing countries, including Honduras. Populations in remote or underserved settings separated from modern technology bear an increased burden of morbidity and mortality. Recent reports from the World Health Organization estimate that up to 2/3 of the world├ó┬?┬?s population lack access to medical imaging, which suggests that between 3.5 and 4.7 billion individuals worldwide are in radiologic scarce zones (RSZ├ó┬?┬?s). We report our 14-year experience in delivering sustainable health care in a remote RSZ of northwestern Honduras. We describe our practical experience in the establishment of an international medical clinic with imaging services, offer solutions in optimizing infrastructure to the specific needs of the community, and demonstrate how new technologies can offer promising opportunities for overcoming health care access barriers in a resource-poor setting.

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