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Raising awareness on the role of MRI in managing Africa's unique healthcare needs through webinars and symposia.
2. AFRICAN NEUROIMAGING ARCHIVE (AfNiA)
We are creating a publicly available annotated brain MRI database curated from imaging centers across Africa for robust applications of machine learning. This will provide the much-needed support to move towards equitable access to high-value MRI across Africa. Visit the Medical Artifical Intelligence Laboratory (MAI Lab) to learn more.
3. COMPREHENSIVE ACCESSIBILITY INDEX (CAI) FOR MRI ACCESS
We are developing a novel comprehensive accessibility index (CAI) to better characterize imaging needs, going beyond the conventional scanner density (MRI per million people (pmp)) metric. CAI will enable us to better estimate access to high-value MRI services in Africa. We are applying a geographical information system (GIS) mapping approach to our CAMERA NAS data using the information from Nigeria to model CAI. Specifically, our GIS approach will estimate CAI by incorporating 1) physical/geographical accessibility (equitable distribution based on drive time to facility), along with novel indices we are introducing for the first time; 2) economic accessibility (affordability), and 3) technical accessibility (quality of MRI service).
Ng JJ et al., ISMRM 2022
4. TRAINING & MENTORSHIP
5. APERTURE ONLINE MRI RESOURCES (Coming soon in 2024)
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