Cardiovascular imaging in global health radiology

Katherine C. Michelis, Brian G. Choi

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There is a growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the developing world that continues to be increasingly deleterious to economic development in these settings. Imaging is a vital component of accurate diagnosis and appropriate triage of patients with CVD. Currently barriers to using imaging in low-resource settings include lack of equipment and appropriately trained personnel; fortunately, the versatility of ultrasound and other emerging technologies offers hope for providing increased access to necessary cardiovascular imaging. Improvement in local training will be critical with the concomitant expansion of imaging services to provide improved distribution channels for therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiology in Global Health
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies, Implementation, and Applications
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461406044
ISBN (Print)146140603X, 9781461406037
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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