Imaging in Developing Countries

Special Interest Group

Web Links


Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Arranges placements, usually of 2 years, in around 40 developing countries.

International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)

Recruits sonographers for training programmes in developing countries.

Medics Travel

Contains advice, support and contact details for those wishing to set up an overseas placement.

Skillshare International

Places volunteers, including health volunteers in developing countries.

Friends of Ludhiana

Arranges placements at CMC Hospital, Ludhiana, Northern India. Volunteers pay air fare, hospital provides board and lodgings.


Mercy Ships

US based charity which runs hospital ships, working mostly in subsaharan Africa. Volunteers raise funds to pay for their placement.

Professional Bodies

Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)

Professional body for radiographers in the UK.

International Society of Radiographers and Radiology Technologists (ISRRT)

International organisation which promotes availabilty and standards of radiography.

Other Useful Sites

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Global body for world health.

Radiology Outreach Foundation

Provides radiology professors, imaging equipment and books to developing countries.


Tropical Health and Education Trust

Provides training for healthworkers in developing countries and encourages links with hospitals in UK

World Health Imaging, Telemedicine and Informatics Alliance

Charity aiming to provide hospitals in developing countries with access to low-cost digital X-ray and telemedicine systems;

Radiologic Philanthropy Forum

Forum that supports those involved in Radiology with a desire to aid in the donation of equipment, supplies, and services to underpriveleged communities.!/group.php?gid=271613704892&ref=ts

Members Links

Diagnostic Imaging in Countries with Few Resources Blog

Harald Østensen, former WHO Director of Diagnostic Imaging, has written a blog.

Mildmay International

HIV/AIDS prevention activities, including a centre for the care of children with HIV/AIDS in Uganda


Overseas Partnering and Training Initiative of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


An international (vendor neutral) community for Health Informatics Professionals and supporting staff.

Social Enterprise advocating the importance of Health IT as an enabler for “better patient care at lower cost”


Your guide to researching radiology schools and careers.