Quality health care, Training and Research

Department of Radiology

In a large percentage of patients, imaging forms a pivotal role in both diagnosis and treatment. Central to this is the timely communication of radiological findings that are critical (life threatening), urgent (require action within 24 hours) or unexpected. It is essential that radiologists be provided with all of the relevant clinical information to prioritize and interpret radiological investigations. This coupled with reliable and timely communication of results forms the very core of an effective imaging service. Referring Clinicians must be aware of their responsibilities in both acting upon radiological results in a timely fashion and documenting the action taken in the patient record. 
I. 1. Mission/Goal 
The primary purpose of the Diagnostic Radiology Services is to study anatomical structures and physiological processes of the human body by acquiring diagnostic images as well as performing therapeutic procedures. 
I. 2. The goals of the Diagnostic Radiology Service are: 
To provide convenient, efficient, and appropriate care for patients in need of radiologic diagnosis, 
To provide pertinent education for patient and patient’s family members 
To maintain and improve quality of care by performing quality control tasks, as well as, continually evaluating and improving upon key processes 
To provide training and education to all personnel to achieve excellence 
To exceed expectations of physicians and patients regarding quality of patient care 

I. 3. Scope of Services

Exams and procedures are performed on both inpatients and outpatients on neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and adults. Patients may be ambulant or non-ambulant. 
The primary Diagnostic Imaging modalities are: 

General Radiography/ interventional imaging 
Fluoroscopy/ special investigations 
General ultrasound/ echocardiography/ Doppler ultrasound 
Computed Tomography (CT) 
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
Nuclear medicine/ radio-isotope imaging 
The department has two new X-ray machines, the CT SCAN, two new digital processing systems and two ultrasound Machines. Mammography fluoroscopy and radio-isotope machines are yet to come. Diagnostic Services provides support to all departments located within the hospital complex. Imaging studies are performed upon receipt of a written Physician Order for Radiologic investigation. Exams and procedures are performed and/or scheduled according to priority and patient acuity. Patient transportation occurs by departmental transportation aids. More critical or unstable patients are to be accompanied by unit personnel that are competent to deal with the patient’s condition. Imaging services may be provided utilizing a portable unit at the patient’s bedside. 
A. Personnel

Sepecialities Number contact 
Radiologist/Head of department 1 0782863636, 
Medical officers A0 2 0789283810 
Radiographers A1 6 0783548140 
Nurse A2 1 0722488746 

B. Timetable of medical officer’s activities in the radiology department 
Routine Daily duty Special imaging, Ultrasounds, Reporting and interpretation + Teaching & Reasearch Doctor & Radiographers on duty 
Staff meeting Convetional & Special imaging Ultrasounds Reporting& interpretation
07h15-08h00 08h00-12h00 14h00-17h00 17h00-