Publications

ITW Scholarly Activities

Imaging the World supports education by providing opportunities for students and professors to engage in educational projects, fieldwork, research projects, and scholarships. ITW has much research underway at the University of Vermont, including pregnancy care, treatment protocols for long bone trauma, chest and abdominal trauma (eFast), pediatrics, and breast cancer diagnosis. Below you will find a summary of some of our studies that have been published and presentations made by our staff and program participants:
 

Peer-Reviewed Publications:   

Twalib A, Dewyer A, Namuyongal J, Ssinabulya S, Thembo J, Okello E, Bual B, Asiimwe A, Beaton A, DeStigter K, Lwabi P, Sable C. Telemedicine Support of Cardiac Care in Northern Uganda: Leveraging Hand-Held Echocardiography and Task Shifting. Submitted.

Dougherty A, McDonald M, Souza S, Mwatha A, Njeri A, Kawooya M, Matovu A, DeStigter K. Prevalence of High Risk Obstetric Conditions Diagnosed by Point-of-Care Ultrasound Evaluation in a Rural Ugandan Population. Submitted for publication to BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (under review).

Cherukuri  A, Lane L, Keating D, Perusse K, DeStigter K. Shake No Bake: A recipe for creating ultrasound gel for use in low-resource settings. Submitted for publication to Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Bessoff K, Root K, Streeter M, Moore J, DeStigter K. Validation of a Modified Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (mEFAST) for Use in Resource Limited Settings. Submitted for publication.

Morey GE, DeStigter K, Rielly M, Miele F, Kawooya M, Garra B, Mwatha A, Sussman B. Diagnostic performance of a simplified, low-cost ultrasound protocol in the recognition of common prenatal diagnoses. Submitted for publication.

Yuan ED, Cherukuri AR, Ssembatya R, Naylor M, DeStigter K. An Open Conversation with Traditional Birth Attendants in Rural Uganda: The Potential for Collaborative Care. J Glob Radiol. 2017;3(1):Article 3. doi: 10.7191/jgr.2017.1033

Stark CR, DeStigter K, Matovu A, Shadrack P. Ultrasound-guided Breast Biopsy in the Resource-limited Setting: An Initial Experience in Rural Uganda. J Glob Radiol. 2017;3(1):Article 4. doi: 10.7191/jgr.2017.1023

Matovu A, Scheel JR, Shadrack PA, Ssembatya R, Njeri A, Galukande M, DeStigter K. Pilot Study of a Resource-Appropriate Strategy For Downstaging Breast Cancer in Rural Uganda. J Glob Radiol. 2016;2(1):Article 1. doi: 10.7191/jgr.2016.1021.

Ali N, Ebert S, Njeri A, Ssembatya R, Collins O, Shadrack P, Allan A, Amatsiko M, Matovu A, Streeter M, DeStigter K. Using Village Health Teams for Effective Ultrasound Education in Rural Uganda. J Glob Radiol. 2015;1(2):Article 4. doi: 10.7191/jgr.2015.1017.

Ross A, DeStigter K, Coutinho A, Souza S, Mwatha A, Matovu A, Kawooya M, Renny S. Ancillary benefits of antenatal ultrasound: an association between the introduction of a low-cost ultrasound program and an increase in the numbers of women receiving recommended antenatal treatments. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2014 Dec; doi: 10.1186/s12884-014-0424-9. PMID: 25522741.

Mollura D, Shah N, Mazal J... DeStigter K, et al. White Paper Report of the 2013 RAD-AID Conference: Improving Radiology in Resource-Limited Regions and Developing Countries. JACR. 2014 Sept;11(9):913-919. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.03.026. PMID: 25189930

Ross A, DeStigter K, Rielly M, Souza S, Morey G, Garra B, Matovu A, Kawooya M. A Low-Cost Ultrasound Program Leads to Increased Antenatal Care Visits and Attended Deliveries at a Health Care Clinic in Rural Uganda. Published 2013 October, PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078450. PMID: 24205234.

Azene E, Collaros P, Dabek F, DeStigter K, et al. White Paper Report of the 2012 RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries: Planning the Implementation of Global Radiology. JACR. 2013 Aug; 10(8):618-624. PMID: 23583085.

DeStigter K. mHealth and Developing Countries: A Successful Obstetric Care Model in Uganda. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), Biomed InstrumTechnol. 2012 Fall: 46 (s2): 41-44. doi: 10.2345/0899-8205-46.s2.41. PMID: 23039775.

DeStigter K, Morey G, Garra B, Rielly M, Anderson M, Kawooya M, Matovu A, Miele F. Low-Cost Teleradiology for Rural Ultrasound. IEEEXplore Proceedings: Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2011 IEEE. doi: 10.1109/GHTC.2011.39: 2011 October: 290-295.

Mollura DJ, Azene EM, Starikovsky A, Thelwell A, Iosifescu S, Kimble C, Polin A, Garra BS, DeStigter K, Short B, Johnson B, Welch C, Walker I, White DM, Javadi MS, Lungren MP, Zaheer A, Goldberg BB, Lewin JS. White Paper Report of the 2009 RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries: Identifying Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies for Imaging Services in the Developing World. JACR. 2010 Jul;7(7):495-500. PMID: 20630383.
 

National/International Poster/Electronic Exhibit Presentations:

Cherukuri A, Lane L, Keating D, Perusse K, DeStigter. Shake No Bake: A Recipe for Creating Ultrasound Gel for Use in Low-Resource Settings. AIUM Annual Convention, 2018 March 24-28, Hilton Midtown, New York, New York.

Morris J, Hyams M, DeStigter K, Ali N, Streeter M, Naylor M, Ssembatya R, Njeri A. Peer-to-Peer Education to Reduce Rates of Teen Pregnancy in Rural Uganda. Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference, 2017 April 22-23, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Vergara Finger A, Ali N, Lane L, DeStigter K. Educating the Uganda Village Health Team: Two-Year Follow-Up and Longitudinal Evaluation of Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention Training, UVM Global Health day, Larner College of Medicine, 2017 April 24, Burlington, VT.

Ali N, Donofrio M, Ebert S, Moore W, Burhans N, Streeter M, DeStigter K. Educating the Ugandan Village Health Team: The First Step Towards Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention. Unite for Sight, Global Health and Innovation Conference, 2016 April 16-17, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Gopalakrishnan M, DeStigter K, Silfen E. Antenatal Care in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC) Delivered through a Public-private Partnership (PPP). RSNA 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual meeting, 2014 November 30 - December 5, Chicago, IL.

Kalia V, DeStigter K. Lessons Learned for Implementing Radiology Services in Resource-Constrained Areas: Review of the Literature with a Focus on Quality, Safety, and Reliability. Association of University Radiologists 62nd Annual Meeting, 2014 April 1-4, Baltimore, MD.      

DeStigter K, Souza S, Rielly M, Nelson M, Morey G, Kawooya M, Garra B, Silfen E. The prevalence of prenatal conditions detected by ultrasound in rural clinic in Uganda (P08.02). 23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), 2013 October 6-9, Sydney, Australia.

Powers A, DeStigter K, Chapman B. Global Health Short-Term Elective Experience During Radiology Residency and Medical School; An Educational Model. American College of Radiology Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference (AMCLC), 2012 April 21-25, Washington, D.C.

Johnson B, DeStigter K, Garra B. Challenges Associated with the implementation of a Global Imaging Project in Uganda. The RSNA Quality Improvement Committee identified these authors to be part of a Special Interest Session, Quality Improvement in Action.  RSNA 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2011 November 27-December 2; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

Duncan TC, DeStigter K. Innovative tool for tracking research and scholarly projects, designed for a global health ultrasound outreach program. Global Health Conference, 2011 November 13-15, Montreal, Canada.     

Powers A, Chapman B, DeStigter K. Global Health Elective during Radiology Residency; An Educational Model. The First World Congress of Medicine, 2011 May 1, Columbia, SC.
 

National/International Abstract Oral Presentations:

Ali N, DeStigter K. Comparative Analysis of Healthcare Economics for Uganda, Canada and the United States and Effects on Medical Imaging. Canadian Asociation of Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018, April 26-29, Montreal, QC Canada.

Beaton A, Okello E, Destigter K, Scheel A, Perlman L, Sable C. Impact of Rheumatic Heart Disease on Maternal Outcomes in Pregnancy: Leveraging Existing Infrastructure to Address a Critical Knowledge Gap. World Congress of Cardiology, 2016 June 4-7, Mexico City, Mexico.

LeComte MD, Streeter M, Ebert S, Sussman B, Jones D, Dougherty A, DeStigter K. Obstetrical Ultrasound Sweeps Show Promise for Point-of-Care Diagnosis in Resource-poor Areas. RSNA 101st Annual Meeting, 2015 November 29-December 4, Chicago, IL.

Lee E, Kisandi J, Alsofrom J, Streeter M, Cherukuri A, Anyango J, Alphonsus M, DeStigter K. Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound Training at the Uganda Nursing School Bwindi: Initial Experiences and Challenges. IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Technology for the Benefit of Humanity, 2015 October 8-11, Seattle, WA.

Gopalakrishnan M, DeStigter K, Sweeney T, Rielly M. Collaborative Care Delivery in Resource Constrained Markets Building and Maintaining Private Public-Sector Partnerships to Advance Antenatal Care in Rural Uganda. 28th International Congress of Radiology (ICR 2014), 2014 September 9-12, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai United Arab Emirates.

Cinelli C, Stark C, Streeter M, Angela N, Matovu A, DeStigter K. Implementing a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Algorithm in Rural Uganda Using a Volume-Based Ultrasound Scan Protocol (Abstract #1484). American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 114th Annual Meeting, 2014 May 4-9, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.

Morey G, DeStigter K, Kim P, Rielly M, Souza S, Miele F, Nelson M, Kawooya M, Garra B, Silfen E. A comparative evaluation of a simplified, low-cost ultrasound protocol with standard obstetrical ultrasonography in the recognition of common prenatal diagnoses (OP08.01). 23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), 2013 October 6-9, Sydney, Australia.

Merry G, DeStigter K. Development of a Diagnosis and Treatment Breast Health Care Algorithm Appropriate for a Resource-limited Setting in Rural Uganda Using Breast Ultrasound. American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 113th Annual Meeting, 2013 April 14-19, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Johnson B, DeStigter K, Garra B. Challenges Associated with the implementation of a Global Imaging Project in Uganda. The RSNA Quality Improvement Committee identified these authors to be part of a Special Interest Session, Quality Improvement in Action.  RSNA 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2011 November 27-December 2, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

Garra B, DeStigter K, Rielly M, Lawton K, Noordvyk, A. Computerized Reporting and Outcome Tracking of Remotely Reported Examinations in a Low-Resourced Rural Environment: Requirements and Practical Solutions. RSNA 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 2011 November 27-December 2, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

DeStigter K, Morey, E, Kawooya M, Rielly M, Anderson M, Garra B. Technology for the Benefit of Humanity.  Low-Cost Teleradiology for Rural Ultrasound. IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2011 October 30-November 1, Seattle, WA. Technology for the Benefit of Humanity. Sponsored by IEEE

Garra B, DeStigter K, Goldberg B. Ultrasound and Portable X-Ray Technology for Global Health. NCI Symposium on Cancer Detection and Diagnostics Technologies for Global Health, Natcher Auditorium Bldg. 45, NIH, 2011 August 23, Bethesda, MD.

Chapman B, Fitz-Gerald G, Garra B, DeStigter K. Incorporating Global Imaging into the Medical Education Curriculum. Abstract presented at the 1st World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education, 2011 April 29,  Columbia, SC.

Fitz-Gerald G, Chapman B, Garra B, Kawooya M, Matovu A, DeStigter K. Field Testing a New Model for Performing Obstetric Ultrasound in Uganda. Abstract Presented at the 1st World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education, 2011 April 29, Columbia, SC.

Garra BS, DeStigter K, et al. Compression for Transmission of Ultrasound Volume Imaging from Villages in Developing Countries. Comparison of Four Different Methods. Radiological Society of North America, 2008 November, Chicago IL.

Garra BS, DeStigter K, et al. Scan Protocols for Use by Non-Medical Personnel in Developing Countries: Organ Visibility and Reproducibility Evaluation. Presented at: American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, 2008.