Access to care

Discover how radiology helps improve care in developing nations

Extending medical knowledge to underserved regions – hear in our latest podcast episode more about the role that radiology and artificial intelligence play in this development.

Published on 21. Juli 2021

Economic disparities are an unfortunate reality of today’s world. Non-profit organizations such as Radiology Across Borders were founded to fill gaps in healthcare service coverage and help improve health outcomes across the globe.

In this episode, Managing Board Member <a href="Christoph Zindel">Christoph Zindel</a> talks to Suresh de Silva, MD – founder of Radiology Across Borders.
Christoph Zindel

Christoph Zindel, M.D., is a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens Healthineers. He joined in 1998 as Segment Manager and served in diverse management positions with increasing responsibility. He holds a Doctor of Medicine M.D. (Dr.) from the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

This global charity provides education and programs in radiology to help save lives in developing nations. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, an adjunct senior lecturer at UNSW, and an oncological/urological radiologist. In this conversation, you’ll hear about the positive global impact of Suresh de Silva’s organization, Radiology Across Borders. Their numerous projects support not only treatment, but also screening and prevention in populations that need greater access to medical technology and care. You’ll also hear key perspectives on the impact and future possibilities of AI in medical care. In addition, the conversation explores the realities of starting a global charity from the ground up and delves into the mindset of a founder who has successfully made an impact on countless lives around the world.

The Importance of Radiology in Developing Nations with Dr. Suresh de Silva | Christoph Zindel
The Importance of Radiology in Developing Nations with Dr. Suresh de Silva | Christoph Zindel
The non-for-profit organization Radiology Across Borders provides education and programs transforming the way that radiology is done in many developing nations, improving health service coverage and health outcomes. This helps to transfer medical knowledge to underserved regions. In addition, Dr. de Silva advocates for a universal right to education.