Podcast: Radiologists Helping in Haiti

May 31, 2012

James Borgstede, MD, details ACR's efforts to provide support and training in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, including an upcoming trip.

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The Haiti effort is facilitated by the ACR Foundation International Outreach Program, which provides equipment, supplies and volunteers to facilities in need around the world. Diagnostic Imaging recently caught up with James Borgstede, MD, chair of the ACR Foundation International Outreach Committee, before the trip about the challenges and rewards in such outreach efforts.  

Want to help? Visit ACR's International Outreach Committee site for more information.