Volunteer with RAD-AID Indonesia

Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world, after China, India, and the US, with almost 270 million people. There are roughly 1,500 radiologists throughout the country and are not equally distributed. 

Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia/RSCM, Jakarta, Indonesia

In 2018, RAD-AID started the RAD-AID readiness assessment at Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM), a public general hospital in Jakarta that is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia (FKUI). RSCM provides primary, secondary, and tertiary care, and acts as a national referral center for government hospitals. Overall, the hospital has over 950 inpatient beds, with >90% occupancy rate. The hospital sees about 3,200 outpatients every day. There are 19 radiologists, 57 residents, nearly 40 radiologic technologists, and 10 radiologic nurses. Sonography services are provided by radiologists and residents. Subspecialty services offered include breast imaging, neuroradiology, head and neck imaging, interventional and cardiovascular radiology, abdomen, MSK, pediatric radiology, thoracic imaging, urinary system and genital imaging, nuclear medicine. 

BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System) Atlas Installation in Indonesia

FKUI/RSCM and RAD-AID’s partnership provides an opportunity for FKUI/RSCM to set a national standard in radiology services. Education, healthcare IT, and clinical service optimization are three areas identified as needing additional support.  In 2020, RAD-AID Indonesia started remote lectures in breast imaging and interventional radiology and has been expanding into other subspecialty areas including neuroradiology, cardiovascular, thoracic, abdomen, MSK, and pediatric radiology. We have routine online lectures provided by volunteers from multiple academic institutions and private practices throughout the United States.

Breast, abdomen, and IR are the three main subspecialty services that RAD-AID will be focusing on in the future. We have installed ACR BI-RADS® Atlas (through RAD-AID breast imaging program) in several hospitals in Jakarta that are affiliated with FKUI. Through the RAD-AID Learning Center program, we piloted RadExam to the residents as one of the evaluation tools for academic performance. In 2023, RAD-AID currently focuses on the development of IR institutional-based fellowship through collaboration with RAD-AID’s IR program and UCLA. 

UCLA Resident visit to RSHS Bandung, West Java

Early in 2023, we have also expanded our program to Rumah Sakit Hasan Sadikin Bandung (RSHS), a public general hospital in West Java that is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjajaran (Unpad). We started with RAD-AID readiness assessment and remote lectures in multiple subspecialty areas. We have also conducted an IR lecture to another site in Central Java (RSUD Moewardi, affiliated with Faculty of Medicine Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret). 

We are looking forward to having more volunteers and collaborations to expand RAD-AID’s Indonesia program. Our goal is to create a benchmark for quality education and radiology services in Indonesia.


Dr. Ufara Zuwasti Curran, Director RAD-AID Indonesia