The RSNA is increasing its presence in developing countries. It is collaborating with Hospital Metropolitano in Quito, Ecuador, to establish a new training and education center.
The RSNA said this is the first such center in South America. The society said it aims to improve radiology education and patient care around the world by partnering with established radiology departments based in low- or middle-income countries to create the learning centers.
The inaugural RSNA global learning center launched in early 2020 at Stellenbosch University near Cape Town, South Africa. A second center opened at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania in September 2020.
Over a three-year period, a team of RSNA members will work with the center in Ecuador to develop a customized educational plan. The curriculum will feature musculoskeletal and cardiothoracic imaging, the society said.
Equipment and technical assistance will also be provided based on the needs of the site. RSNA has also issued a call for applications to join the Hospital Metropolitano global learning center team.