Tenwek and Diospi-Suyana Hospitals
Tenwek Hospital - Bomet, Kenya
Tenwek Hospital is a mission hospital in Bomet, Kenya, serving a rural population of over 600,000 people since 1935.
I have the privilege of helping with my radiology expertise using teleradiology software donated by Nucleus.io (Change Healthcare). We have recently installed a new 64-channel Siemen's scanner, and are actively expanding our protocols to encompass the full spectrum of CT.
These cases have been selected for their advanced or uncommon (in Western countries) presentations. Reviewing such cases can help to augment training in urban environments where patients often present with much earlier disease states.
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CT exams and ordering guide
After obtaining the updated CT scanner at Tenwek Hospital, we designed protocols and created an ordering guide to address the most common indications for imaging. We attempted to keep it as simple as possible while maximizing scanner capabilities to provide the best imaging characterization for the complex patient population. The following reference guide reflects our current exam list and indications.
Diospi-Suyana Hospital - Curahausi, Peru
Diospi-Suyana hospital opened October 2007, and serves a large rural population of the Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes. It offers a standard of care on par with western hospitals and is staffed by locals and expatriate staff.
I have the privilege of reading studies on a volunteer basis using teleradiology software donated by Nucleus.io. The following cases are chosen for their educational value. Several feature advanced or uncommon presentations in Western countries.
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