Global challenges for cancer imaging

Show simple item record Schlemmer, Heinz-Peter Bittencourt, Leonardo K. D’Anastasi, Melvin Domingues, Romeu Khong, Pek-Lan Lockhat, Zarina I. Muellner, Ada Reiser, Maximilian F. Schilsky, Richard L. Hricak, Hedvig 2018-07-25T12:25:49Z 2018-07-25T12:25:49Z 2017-09-08
dc.description.abstract Imaging plays many essential roles in nearly all aspects of high-quality cancer care. However, challenges to the delivery of optimal cancer imaging in both developing and advanced countries are manifold. Developing countries typically face dramatic shortages of both imaging equipment and general radiologists, and efforts to improve cancer imaging in these countries are often complicated by poor infrastructure, cultural barriers, and other obstacles. In advanced countries, on the other hand, although imaging equipment and general radiologists are typically accessible, the complexity of oncologic imaging and the need for subspecialists in the field are largely unrecognized; as a result, training opportunities are lacking, and there is a shortage of radiologists with the necessary subspecialty expertise to provide optimal cancer care and participate in advanced clinical research. This article is intended to raise awareness of these challenges and catalyze further efforts to address them. Some promising strategies and ongoing efforts are reviewed, and some specific actions are proposed. en_ZA
dc.description.department Radiology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Schlemmer, H.-P., Bittencourt, L.K., D’Anastasi, M. et al. 2017, 'Global challenges for cancer imaging', Journal of Global Oncology, vol. 3, pp. 431-441. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2378-9506 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1200/JGO.17.00036
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher American Society of Clinical Oncology en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. en_ZA
dc.subject Challenges en_ZA
dc.subject Cancer imaging en_ZA
dc.subject Imaging equipment en_ZA
dc.title Global challenges for cancer imaging en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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