Diagnostic imaging

WHO Goals

Given diversity of medical imaging equipment, it is important to ensure the maximum quality control. Furthermore, in order to deliver effective service, educated and trained staff should be available not only to provide the imaging service but also to maintain the equipment.

Ultimately, medical imaging should be provided universally especially to those who are in need.

  • Promote the importance of safe and appropriate imaging services starting from the planning level;
  • Advise, train, guide and support those working in the field, to develop and maintain safe and appropriate imaging services;
  • Obtain safe and appropriate medical imaging services available to all.

In order to make the best use of medical imaging equipment and services, they have to be carefully planned. Medical imaging services should be developed as an integral part of national health care system and be planned according to country, region or area needs and their social and economic structure.