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Defining the Medical Imaging Requirements for a Rural Health Center

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Defining the Medical Imaging Requirements for a Rural Health Center
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Defining the Medical Imaging Requirements for a Rural Health Center
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Communications in Medical and Care Compunetics
Defining the Medical Imaging Requirements for a Rural Health Center
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Defining the Medical Imaging Requirements for a Rural Health Center
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  • Foreword -- Contents -- Editor and Contributors -- Introduction -- Medical and Public Health Needs of a Rural Health Center -- 1 Characteristics of a Rural Health Center -- Abstract -- References -- 2 Medical Imaging Needs in a Rural Health Center from a Clinical Point of View -- Abstract -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Chest Diseases -- 2.2.1 Viral Lower Respiratory Infections (Common Cold) -- 2.2.2 Bronchiectasis -- 2.2.3 Pulmonary Emphysema (Bullous) -- 2.2.4 Pneumothorax -- 2.2.5 Tuberculosis (TB) -- 2.2.6 Pleural Effusion -- 2.3 Musculoskeletal Conditions -- 2.3.1 Trauma -- 2.3.2 Degenerative Osteoarthritis of Spine -- 2.4 Acute Abdominal Pain -- 2.4.1 Right Hypochondria Pain -- 2.4.2 Acute Abdominal Distention with or Without Pain -- 2.4.2.1 Paralytic Ileus -- 2.4.3 Diarrhea -- 2.4.4 Right Iliac Fossa Pain -- 2.4.5 Splenomegaly -- 2.5 Urinary Tract Imaging -- 2.5.1 Kidney Stones -- 2.6 Pregnancy -- 2.6.1 Gestational Age and Fetal Functions -- 2.6.2 Pregnancy Management -- 2.6.3 Ectopic Pregnancy -- 2.7 Gynecological Problems not Related to Pregnancy -- 2.7.1 Normal Uterus Size -- 2.7.2 Uterine Myomatosis -- 2.7.3 Ovarian Cysts and Tumors -- References -- Medical Imaging Modalities -- 3 Medical Imaging Equipment Characteristics at the Health Center Level: Overview -- Abstract -- 3.1 Assessment of the Challenge -- 3.2 Contribution of Health Technologies -- 3.3 Medical Imaging as a Desirable Technology -- 3.4 Partnerships for Acquiring Imaging Technologies -- 3.5 Conclusions -- References -- 4 Technical Specifications of Medical Imaging Equipment -- Abstract -- 4.1 Technical Specifications of Ultrasound Units -- 4.1.1 Ultrasound Equipment -- 4.1.1.1 Selection of Equipment -- 4.1.2 General Considerations for All Equipment -- 4.1.2.1 Clinical Applications for Which the Equipment May Be Used -- 4.1.2.2 Transducer/Probe Required
  • 4.1.2.3 Scanning Capabilities Required -- 4.1.2.4 Physical Features -- 4.1.3 Measurement/Analysis Features -- 4.1.4 Ultrasound Settings -- 4.1.5 Annotation and Documentation -- 4.1.5.1 Display and Annotation -- 4.1.5.2 Documentation -- 4.1.6 Safety and Quality Assurance -- 4.1.6.1 Ultrasound Bioeffects and Safety -- 4.1.6.2 Quality Assurance -- 4.1.7 Equipment Trials and Training -- 4.1.8 Equipment Review and Replacement -- 4.1.9 Conclusion -- 4.2 Technical Specifications of X-Ray (Planar Radiography) Units -- 4.2.1 X-Ray Equipment -- 4.2.2 Image Processing -- 4.2.2.1 Screen Film (SF) Radiography -- Film Processing -- Darkroom -- Daylight Processor -- 4.2.2.2 Computed Radiography (CR) -- 4.2.2.3 Direct Digital Radiography (DDR) -- 4.2.3 Image Display -- 4.2.3.1 Viewing Radiographic Films (SF Radiography) -- 4.2.3.2 Viewing Digital Images (CR and DDR Radiography) -- 4.2.4 Implementation consideration in SF, CR and DDR -- Bibliography -- Useful Organizational Resources -- Planning a Medical Imaging Service -- 5 Equipment and Physical Infrastructure -- Abstract -- 5.1 Equipment Procurement and Acquisition -- 5.1.1 Planning of Medical Imaging Services -- 5.1.2 Equipment Procurement -- 5.1.2.1 Acquisition Schemes -- 5.1.2.2 Development/Review of Technical Specifications -- 5.1.2.3 Warranties and Obsolescence -- 5.1.2.4 Operation and Service Manuals -- 5.1.2.5 Accessories and Replacement Parts -- 5.1.2.6 Software Upgrades -- 5.1.3 Equipment Acquisition Process -- 5.1.3.1 Obtaining Authorization from the Regulatory Authorities -- 5.1.3.2 Clearing Customs -- 5.1.3.3 Site Preparation -- 5.1.3.4 Equipment Installation -- 5.1.4 Evaluation of Costs -- 5.1.4.1 Capital Costs -- 5.1.4.2 Installation and Siting Costs -- 5.1.4.3 Operational Costs -- 5.1.4.4 Humanpower Costs -- 5.1.4.5 Hidden Costs -- 5.1.4.6 Sustainability Considerations
  • 5.2 Capital Costs Versus Quality of Medical Imaging Equipment in Low-Resource Settings -- 5.2.1 Ultrasound Equipment -- 5.2.2 The World Health Imaging System-Radiography -- 5.3 Building Space Requirements -- References -- 6 Basic Training and Continuing Education of Technical Staff in Rural Health Centers -- Abstract -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Pre-training Education -- 6.3 Entry Level Training in Medical Technology -- 6.4 Entry Level Training in Medical Technology Maintenance at Hub-Level (e.g. Biomedical Technician's Assistant) -- 6.5 Training for Maintenance of Imaging Equipment -- 6.6 Entry Level Training on Medical Technology Maintenance at Rural Health Center-Level (e.g. Nurse-Level) -- 6.7 A Draft Proposal for Basic Training on the Use of the Rural Health Center Imaging Equipment -- 6.8 Regional Training Centers -- 6.9 Conclusion -- References -- 7 Tele-Imaging and Networking -- Abstract -- 7.1 Tele-Ultrasound -- 7.1.1 Introduction -- 7.1.2 Data Size -- 7.1.2.1 Still Images -- 7.1.2.2 Video -- 7.1.2.3 Effect of Frames Per Second on File Size -- 7.1.3 Data Transmission Technology and Speed -- 7.1.4 Practicalities of Tele-Ultrasound -- 7.2 Tele-Radiology -- 7.2.1 Introduction -- 7.2.2 Imaging Equipment -- 7.2.2.1 Mitigating Factors -- 7.2.3 Digitizing the Image -- 7.2.3.1 Digital Image -- Computed Radiography -- Image Formats -- 7.2.3.2 DICOM -- 7.2.3.3 Scanner -- 7.2.3.4 Photography -- 7.2.4 Transmitting the Image -- 7.2.5 Information Security -- 7.2.6 Power Considerations -- 7.2.7 Conclusion -- References -- Operational Considerations -- 8 Quality Control, Radiation Safety and Maintenance Programs -- Abstract -- 8.1 General Considerations: Concepts and Definitions -- 8.1.1 Quality Assurance/Quality Control -- 8.1.2 Acceptance Testing -- 8.1.3 Commissioning -- 8.1.4 Preventive Maintenance -- 8.1.5 Radiation Safety -- 8.2 Responsibilities
  • 8.3 Specific QC Tests for X-ray Units -- 8.4 Specific QC Tests for Ultrasound Units -- 8.5 Maintenance -- 8.6 Radiation Safety Program -- 8.6.1 Requirements -- 8.6.2 Methods for Exposure Reduction -- 8.6.3 Dosimetry -- 8.6.3.1 Workers -- 8.6.3.2 Patients -- 8.7 Management Considerations -- References -- 9 Patient Referral to Secondary and Tertiary Health Care Levels -- Abstract -- 9.1 General Concepts of Health Care Levels and Integrated Health Services -- 9.2 Changes in Disease Burden and the Importance of Health Care Level I -- 9.3 Medical Imaging Referral Guidelines -- 9.4 Considerations Regarding Patient Referral in Resource-Poor Settings -- 9.5 Patient Referral to Secondary and Tertiary Health Care Levels: Canadian Experience -- References -- Recommendations Made by the Participants of the Workshop "Defining the Medical Imaging Requirements of a Health Station", Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 2011
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