David Sargent, MD
David Sargent, MD
Radiology · Lebanon, NH

Tanzania Radiology Initiative

October 20th
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Project Description

Dartmouth is collaborating with the Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. We will be helping to train their radiology residents image interpretation skills. We also provide clinical services for breast biopsy procedures in their new breast center. We will be giving a series of lectures for the residents there with didactic and workstation teaching in conjunction with the radiologists at MNH.

Population Served

The patients in Tanzania benefit from increased access to imaging diagnosis and breast procedures, decreasing time to diagnosis and reducing morbidity. The radiology residents in Tanzania benefit from teaching by Dartmouth and Yale residents and faculty.
We benefit by having the opportunity to help teach residents and help diagnose and treat patients in an international setting.

Expected Impact

We hope to have a long term impact by helping train the new generation of radiology resident in Tanzania so they can be more comfortable with diagnosis and breast procedures and perform them independently and pass that knowledge and experience along to future radiology residents in Tanzania.
We also hope to promote global health at our institution and encourage additional international initiatives as Tanzania builds on it's ability to provide radiological services.

Trip Photos & Recap

We worked closely with the Radiology residents from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences at the Muhimbili National Hospital. We taught them ultrasound guided breast biopsy techniques and applied them during a week long breast clinic at the recently opened Mloganzila hospital. The residents there were able to biopsy number breast patients themselves and plan to continue a weekly biopsy clinic.