Radiology Education as a Global Health Service Vehicle
Toma S Omofoye
Radiol Imaging Cancer . 2022 Nov;4(6):e220156. doi: 10.1148/rycan.220156.
While globalization has increased the reach of many medical specialties, access to radiology across the globe has historically remained limited, perhaps because of radiology’s dependence on bulky, expensive technologies (2,3). Approximately 3–4 billion individuals worldwide lack access to basic radiology services, and only 25% of people in low-to-middle income countries (LMICs) have access to cancer diagnostic services (4,5). In 2018, 70% of global cancer deaths occurred in LMICs. Projections indicate increasing incidence of cancer in LMICs (estimated 70% breast cancer incidence by 2030 [4,6]), which, given existing health care disparities, could have devastating outcomes (4,6).