Educational efforts in radiology reach out from many different organizations to provide much-needed training and education across the globe. Yet, many of these resources go untapped because they are not well-known outside of the individual organizations providing them. IROR’s goal is to integrate information about international education and outreach efforts by the RSNA, ACR and subspecialty societies, as well as other medical and relief agencies.
Kristen K. DeStigter, MD
Chair, RSNA Committee on Radiology Education
The following links include information
on radiology-related programs that impact developing or newly developed
Albert Einstein Medical Center: Radiology teaching resources and tutorials, cases aimed at medical students and radiology residents-in-training with a very good section for students.
Avances en Diagnóstico por Imágenes (Spanish): A CIR publication and the only monographic book series on Imaging in Spanish. Each volume has one or two guest editors and leading professionals in the region.
CT Is Us: A website created and maintained by The Advanced Medical Imaging Laboratory (AMIL) of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Medical imaging with a focus on spiral CT and 3D imaging is featured.
Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota (FSFB) and the Center for Interactive Digital Education in Radiology (CIDER): These organizations joined together to provide teaching tools to aid in the understanding of pulmonary radiology for the medical community-at-large, focusing in particular on the needs of junior members-in-training. Visit the website, updated monthly.
Harvard University: Links to articles from the Open Courseware initiative at Harvard University.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): Provides free online radiation protection training material in the areas of diagnostic and interventional radiology, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and prevention of accidental exposure in radiotherapy.
International Radiology Exchange: This non-profit organization in Boston, Massachusetts was formed by radiologists and internal medicine physicians to assist overseas non-profit medical organizations and physicians in the areas of image interpretation, consulting and education.
International Radiology Quality Network (IRQN): Formed in 2002 by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANCZR), this website promotes quality in radiology through collaboration, mutual assistance, and experience sharing.
International Society of Radiology (ISR) GO RAD (Global Outreach-Radiology): Launched in August, 2009, this website provides free access to a growing collection of current and practical radiology articles from some of the world's most prestigious radiology journals.
International Society of Radiology (ISR): ISR has developed a new E-learning course, free of charge, that is divided into three modules: teaching and learning in environments related to medicine, web-based learning, and tools used in e-learning.
McGill University, Canada: Offers general radiology and case discussion Vodcasts, along with opportunities for subspecialty quizzes.
Medical Imaging Partnership: A non-profit organization engaged in promoting better health through imaging by providing medical imaging equipment, training and education in medical diagnostic imaging to all developing countries around the world.
Med Pix™: Medical Imaging Database containing peer reviewed radiology teaching files, an imaging atlas and online seminars.
MyPacs.net: A free service provided to the international community, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health for training and decision support.
RadiologyEducation.com: A digital library which provides free access to many radiology educational resources.
Radiology Mammography International: Dedicated to supporting the mammography and breast cancer education needs of developing and underserved regions all over the world through technical assistance, donations and hands-on training.
radRounds: Based on the time-honored tradition of "Radiology Rounds," a tool for radiology education and collaboration for radiologists and medical imaging professionals.
SonoWorld: A portal to a wide array of ultrasound resource materials, including articles, lectures and cases.
Sprawls Educational Foundation: The programs of the SEF provide educational resources and materials to improve the quality of education, primarily in the developing countries. However, the Open Online Resources are available to all institutions, instructors, and students.
University of California, San Diego: Dr John Hesselink has developed an on-line neuroradiology tutorial featuring case studies.
University of Virginia: Online teaching resource intended for residents of radiology.
World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI): TB Corner, with new open access articles added every two months.
XRayPhysics: Designed for radiologists to gain a better understanding of radiology physics through interactive simulations and animations. Focus is on practical physics, or concepts that actually impact radiation exposure and image quality
American Red Cross
Asia Foundation provides books and resources to students and educators through generous contributions of publishers and private donors.
Doctors Without Borders
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
FAIMER: Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
Health Volunteers Overseas
Imaging the World provides diagnostic imaging to patients in rural communities around the world.
International Book Project promotes education and literacy by sending quality used books overseas.
International Medical Equipment Collaborative
International Union of Interventional Radiologists (IUOIR)
Medical Knowledge Institute
Radiology International Student Education Platform (RISE) A virtual platform which can be utilized by trainers and trainees to teach and learn radiology. This is funded by RSNA Education scholar grant.
Radiology Outreach Foundation
US AID – AMPATH is a comprehensive initiative to provide training to combat HIV in Kenya and in the United States.
World Health Organization
Yottalook is free radiology-centric medical imaging search engine for references, teaching files and peer-reviewed images.
Non-US Radiological Societies
To submit information about a radiology outreach program or activity to this website, please email CIRE@rsna.org.