I would like to first thank everyone who have reached out to offer help. During the research over the past few weeks, we have found out that most of the major hospitals located inland were left untouched and they are back to full operation, depending on the degree of electricity recovery. On the contrary, some of those hospitals at the coastal regions are severely damaged and need to be rebuilt from scratch. They need brand new equipments and if there is someone who can donate these, this will be wonderful. We are more than happy to arrange the matching.
The remote reading we planed is not yet in operation. This is something that we initially thought to be potentially necessary to give some relief to the busy physicians at front line. It turns out that the demand is not yet high, and we have a gut feeling that we can probably handle this depending on our own manpower in Japan. Therefore, we will temporarily close the registration page on the Internet. We nevertheless would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who have registered from abroad. Below we would like to list those who have volunteered to express our appreciation.
Once again we would like to thank all of you for wonderful bonds of friendship.
April 26, 2011
Kimiyoshi Mizunuma MD