RadioVolunteer, a novel combination of social, management and technological innovations by the Royal College of Radiologists of Thiland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors

  • Wiwatana Tanomkiat, M.D. President, Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand.
  • Adisorn Taprig, B.Sc. General Manager, J.F Advance Med Company.
  • Nitra Piyavisetpat, M.D. Chair, Advisory Committee on Prevention of Communicable Respiratory Infections in Clinical Radiology, Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46475/aseanjr.v22i2.146

Keywords:

Digital intervention, Artificial intelligence, Chest radiograph, Corona virus disease 2019, Tuberculosis, Prison

Abstract

RadioVolunteer, a project launched by the Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand, combinedsocial, technological and management innovation, and integrated government, private and non-profit sectors, to overcome a complex task that only one sector could not seamlessly complete. Working on a digital platform which allowed radiologist volunteers from any part of Thailand to promptly read and report chest radiographs of patients with corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who resided in prisons across the country. Its digitized reporting format helped triage patients with Covid-19 pneumonia, and also screen for tuberculosis.

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Some of the 350 volunteer radiologists who joined from home and work locations.

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Published

2021-08-25

How to Cite

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Tanomkiat W, Taprig A, Piyavisetpat N. RadioVolunteer, a novel combination of social, management and technological innovations by the Royal College of Radiologists of Thiland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASEAN J Radiol [Internet]. 2021Aug.25 [cited 2021Nov.29];22(2):57-66. Available from: https://asean-journal-radiology.org/index.php/ajr/article/view/146

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