This modern and dynamic imaging center offers services ranging from the most basic to sophisticated diagnostic interventional procedures. Standard Operating Procedures and Radiation Safety Standards are observed.
The department has an emergency and trauma x-ray machine in the Accident and Emergency Centre and other X-ray units in the main department.
- Routine X-rays are done on a walk in basis
- Trauma and emergencies
- Chest for medical examinations
- Theatre x-rays including hip pinning and manipulation of fractures under image intensifier.
- Portable x-rays in the wards and emergency rooms
Special x-ray procedures with introduction of contrast media (dye):
- Breast ductograms
- Digital subtraction angiography
The department carries out ultrasound examinations on both routine and emergency basis:
- Routine body ultrasound examinations
- Fine needle aspirations
- Ultrasound guided biopsies
The hospital has a spiral CT scanner that can perform the following among other procedures:
- CT Angiography
- Bone mineral densitometry
- Dental CT
- CT guided biopsies
Interventional procedures are carried out to manage the patients without subjecting to an operation:
- Tumour embolization
- Nephrostomy drainage
- Biliary drainage and stentingInsertion of IVC filter
- Renal artery stenting
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2/1/2007
Cardiac Catheterization Lab 2/1/2007
- Emergencies first
- Booked patients second
- Then first come first served
This is the visualising of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth downwards through the oesophagus and stomach to the duodenum (Upper GI endoscopy) or visualising from the anus upwards through the colon to the ceacum and end of the small intestines.
An HDTV Endoscopic system; the LUCERA 260, which is an upgrade from Olympus’s previous Video Endoscopy System in the Evis 240 is used for the endoscopic procedures.
The Lucera 260 has advanced diagnostic and therapeutic ability in the management of gastroenterology patients”. The equipment is useful in conditions like peptic ulcer disease, cancer of the oesophagus and stomach, and their complications. It can also be used to diagnose diseases affecting the large gut. These include unexplained diarrohea, rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss and other causes of lower abdominal pain. It can also be used in the treatment of some of these conditions especially where a patient presents with complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding and polyps (small tiny masses in the gut).
Monday to Friday; 8.00am to 4.00pm.
Saturday; 8.00am to 1.00pm.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
This is a specialized unit where heart catheterization is performed. It is equipped with specialized X-ray and electronic equipment operated by specialized personnel. Heart catheterization is a specialized test that shows the condition of the heart chambers and the coronary arteries by introducing special wires and catheters into the heart and its blood vessel systems. The heart catheterization is performed both for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
Narrowed arteries are treated through ballooning and stenting. The entire procedure depending on it’s nature and whether or not treatment is being carried out generally lasts one – two hours after which the patient is returned to the ward for close observation. The test can also be done on out-patient basis where the patient can go home the same day after a period of observation so long as the patient’s condition allows.