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Two-Thirds Of World Lacks Access To Basic Radiology Services

The Atlantic: Most of the World Doesn’t Have Access to X-Rays
“…The World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the planet does not have access to basic radiology services: simple x-rays, which can show a cracked bone or lung infection, and ultrasounds, which use sound waves to picture a growing fetus, track blood flow, or guide a biopsy. … The global radiology gap is far less discussed than infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters, but its dangers to public health are every bit as urgent…” (Silverstein, 9/27).

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