Tele-reading

The WFPI is collaborating with MSF to provide pediatric imaging telereporters to support MSF’s global telemedicine network, using platforms and technology already set up in project sites.

Four WFPI volunteers are enlisted on the Collegium Telemedicus platform. Well over 100 radiographs have been read to date, with subsequent exchange occurring on some cases. Projects covered are in the CAR, Tajikistan, Malawi and Cambodia. The platform is rudimentary, but works. Quality is highly variable.

  

Other MSF work

MSF sends doctors to South Africa for HIV training where pediatric imaging sessions are delivered by the WFPI.

The WFPI's Outreach Leader, Savvas Andronikou, assists in the production of MSF diagnostic guidelines and recently co-authored an article on a quality assessment of X-rays interpreted via tele-radiology for MSF, accepted for publication in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Two "Seven Minute Snippets" (short videos) on the interpretation of pediatric tuberculosis CXR films were co-produced with MSF in South Africa: see here