Philips Foundation, RAD-AID partner to improve ultrasound access

RAD-AID International performing ultrasound training in Liberia. [Image from Philips/RAD-AID]Philips Foundation, together with Philips (NYSE:PHG) and RAD-AID International, today announced a partnership to promote access to ultrasound.

RAD-AID, a U.S.-based non-profit, will leverage Philips’ ultrasound solutions through the collaboration. Philips’ virtual care capabilities will help to provide a scalable, remote training model to improve access to diagnostic and point-of-care ultrasound. The program will feature curriculum-based education and clinical hands-on teaching.

According to a news release, the resources will allow ultrasound experts to communicate with training program participants remotely through voice, video and text messages. They can also view the ultrasound images taken in real-time and remotely demonstrate equipment settings during guided ultrasound exams.

The multi-year, cross-continental partnership will promote access to Phili…

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