Radiology and AI for the Developing World
Diagnostic imaging powers the heart of every hospital. The presence of medical imaging resources has a tremendous impact on the quality of care patients receive, and, unfortunately, the deficiency of these resources can have a profound impact on patient outcomes. The scarcity of medical imaging widens the healthcare disparities we see around the world. Although this is evident worldwide, its absence is particularly impactful in the developing world. Could we creatively apply new technologies to address some of the difficult-to-solve disparities in healthcare?
At the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, we have had a long-standing legacy to not just strive to lead healthcare innovation, but also to build collaborations with healthcare partners to address the problems in healthcare disparities. This is seen at both of our major clinical sites, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, among all medical departments, but particularly within the department of radiology. Some of the prior work accomplished by the University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiology is profiled here.