Magnetic resonance imaging in Malawi: contributions to clinical care, medical education and biomedical research.

@article{Potchen2011MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging in Malawi: contributions to clinical care, medical education and biomedical research.},
  author={Michael J. Potchen and Samuel D. Kampondeni and Gretchen Lano Birbeck and Colleen A. Hammond and Andrew Gonani and Kamija Samuel Phiri and Karl Seydel and T E Taylors},
  journal={Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={60-4}
}
Advanced medical imaging technologies are generally unavailable in low income, tropical settings despite the reality that neurologic disorders are disproportionately common in such environments. Through a series of donations as well as extramural research funding support, an MRI facility opened in Blantyre, Malawi in July 2008. Resulting opportunities for studying common tropical disorders, such as malaria and schistosomiasis, in vivo are promising. The subsequent improvements in local patient… CONTINUE READING