Welcome to Henry Ford RAD-AID
Henry Ford’s RAD-AID chapter was founded by residents, faculty, and technologists who were interested in improving access to radiological services in developing countries. Membership is open to anyone within the Henry Ford Health System. If you would like to find out how you can help, please contact our chapter president, Dr. Karyn Ledbetter,.
Our mission mirrors that of RAD-AID International, in that we would like to improve access to medical imaging in underserved communities at home and abroad. As we are in the initial phases of planning; our current projects are geared towards research and development of a medical imaging curriculum that can be used during future international missions. For additional information on our current projects, please visit our Current Projects page.
Nicaragua with AMOS
We have sent two groups to Nicaragua to participate in building and growing medical imaging access. Our partnership is with AMOS Health and Hope, in Managua, Nicaragua. Most recently, two of our residents, (Kevin McGill and Anthony Galinato,) one of our Women's Imaging staff, (Sabala Mandava,) and one of our recent graduates and chapter founder, (Karyn Ledbetter,) took a week out of their year to teach, scan, and share knowledge with the AMOS clinic and medical staff who work and visit there. Also working with a delegation from another institution, our residents focused primarily on ultrasound, though there is also radiography, computed tomography and even magnetic resonance imaging capability at the facility. Preliminary work was also performed to establish a working PACS system at the clinic.
U/S Training Sessions
In an effort to properly equip our members with all of the skills necessary to train abroad, we have established a formal U/S training curriculum led by seasoned sonographers. Throughout the course of these sessions, feedback is obtained to identify and troubleshoot any difficulties which may arise. This feedback is ultimately going to be used in the construction of a didactic curriculum in the form of a textbook, which can be used to train individuals abroad.