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Illinois radiologist shocked by conditions in Gaza

Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2009
As a radiologist in Illinois, Imran Qureshi, MD, won't do procedures such as angiograms without the latest technology. But those medical standards seemed like luxuries when he spent a week in war-torn Gaza. Qureshi was part of a medical relief team made up of Muslim physicians and surgeons from across the U.S. who traveled to Gaza on the heels of a three-week Israeli offensive. Qureshi spent seven days in Gaza with 10 other U.S. doctors organized by the Lombard-based Islamic Medical Association of North America. "It was a broken-down medical care system," said Qureshi, who practices at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. "Compared to what we have here, it was very primitive."