Global Ultrasound Outreach and Education Program
Ultrasound is a valuable tool in low-resource settings and a powerful component of global health. With advancing technology, ultrasound machines have become cheaper, more mobile, easier to use, and are more commonly seen in many medical settings today. It is a unique modality that requires no ionizing radiation and can be brought to the bedside of the patient. RAD-AID International has first-hand knowledge of how important ultrasound can be in developing nations. If you have an interest in getting involved, please consider these opportunities:
Become a RAD-AID Ultrasound Volunteer!
Our volunteer databases contain over 10,000 applicants from diverse radiology backgrounds with unique skill sets and interests. In order to have sustainable projects, we rely on qualified and ambitious volunteers. It is easy to do and will only take a few minutes of your time. If you have ultrasound expertise and would like to join our database, please follow the link to fill out a survey. Qualified applicants, will be placed into our volunteer pool and considered for participation in many of the exciting ultrasound projects we have ongoing. We have several interview cycles throughout the year and we would love to get you involved!
RAD-AID Sonographer Fellowships with ASRT Foundation, CoR, and Sonography Canada
Become a RAD-AID Outreach Fellow! RAD-AID is fortunate to partner with associations like, ASRT Foundation, College of Radiographers, and Sonography Canada, which generously provide funding for technologists to travel abroad on RAD-AID’s teams to provide education and hands-on instruction all over the world. RAD-AID has also partnered with Inteleos, the umbrella organization to American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA), to add more training and testing resources for assessing knowledge-acquisition and tailoring educational materials. To date, RAD-AID sonographers and technologists have traveled to Haiti, Ghana, Kenya, Jamaica, Malawi, India, China, Laos, and more. More information on this program is available HERE.
Become an author! RAD-AID is in the process of creating online learning materials to be available in the RAD-AID Learning Center. We welcome sonographers who would like to create educational materials. These modules will be available for free in developing nations to help bridge the large gap in radiology education. If you would like to get involved as an author, please email RAD-AID’s Learning Center at Learning-Center@rad-aid.org.
RAD-AID Conference: International Radiology
Join us for the annual RAD-AID Conference at World Health Organization. This is an annual conference that gathers international nonprofits, radiology professionals, and health organizations from all over the world. Presentations are given about current models and projects. It is a great opportunity to create contacts and find ways to get involved.