Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based teleradiology provider, has announced that it will offer pro bono diagnostic radiology services to international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Doctors Without Borders/MSF delivers emergency medical care and other assistance in 80 countries. Through the partnership with MSF, vRad will provide the expertise of its more than 400 radiologists, along with next-generation technology and operational skills, to two critical projects in MSF’s organization in Nukus, Uzbekistan, and Boguila, Central African Republic.
In Uzbekistan, vRad’s network of radiologists will support MSF’s mission to address a large outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The MSF teams recently installed a new digital imaging system to improve diagnosis of MDR-TB patients.
MSF will also be installing a new digital imaging system in Boguila, Central African Republic, a nation where access to medical care is more limited than in any other any other country in the world and whose health care system has completely collapsed due to continuing violence. The new system and services provided by MSF and vRad will improve general medical care for both adults and children.