DEPARTMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY AND MEDICAL IMAGING
Head of department: Dr. Fatma Makame
Diagnostic Radiology and Medical Imaging is the use of X-rays, high frequency sound waves,
magnetic resonance and other techniques of imaging to diagnose disorders not visible from outside
of the human body.
The mission of the Radiology Department is to carry out the functions of health service, teaching, research and consultancy in Christian principles in a dignified, sustainable and affordable manner and facilitate an efficient medical imaging development in collaboration with all stakeholders.
Services to in and outpatients are rendered through the following procedures
Fluoroscopy and contrast studies.
Ultrasonography, ultrasound guided biopsies and Echocardiography.
Computed Axial Tomography (CAT).
We have one Consultant radiologist, Two specialist radiologists, seven radiographers, one secretary, one nurse midwife and four health attendants.
Nine MMed residents and nine AMO radiologists' trainees make the complete personnel list in the department.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
The Department collaborates with various local and foreign institutions/organizations in providing service to the patients, teaching, research activities and capacity building. Such groups include:
Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission in Arusha, Tanzania.
Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
East Africa Medical Foundation.
Rotary Doctor Bank of Great Britain and Wales.
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust in England.
North Tyneside General Hospital in Northumbria, England and
Haraldsplass Hospital in Bergen, Norway.
Bergen University College, Department of Radiography
To provide new services such as Screening Mammography, vascular and Interventional Radiology singly or in collaboration with other stakeholders local or international.
Furtherance of training in MMed Radiology and introduction of a three-year Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography course.
Installation of Teleradiology services.
An electronic film library of high quality images of X-ray, CAT and ultrasound images is being created and made available to staff, students and graduates. Up to now we have 950 images.
TRAINING COURSES IN THE RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
- SHORT COURSE IN DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND
- AMO RADIOLOGY
- MMed in DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY
- RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND PUBLICATIONS
All correspondence should be addressed to the Head of Department.
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
P.O.Box 3010, Moshi Tanzania.
Telephone: 255 27 2754377 / 80 Extension 219, 231, 235.
Fax: 255 27 2754381.