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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Services

Services to in and outpatients are rendered through the following procedures

  • Conventional radiography.
  • Fluoroscopy and contrast studies.
  • Diagnostic Mammography.
  • Ultrasonography, ultrasound guided biopsies and Echocardiography.
  • Computed Axial Tomography (CAT).

STAFF INFORMATION

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:

  1. Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission in Arusha, Tanzania.
  2. Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
  3. East Africa Medical Foundation.
  4. Rotary Doctor Bank of Great Britain and Wales.
  5. Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust in England.
  6. North Tyneside General Hospital in Northumbria, England and
  7. Haraldsplass Hospital in Bergen, Norway.
  8. Bergen University College, Department of Radiography

FUTURE PLANS

  1. To provide new services such as Screening Mammography, vascular and Interventional Radiology singly or in collaboration with other stakeholders local or international.
  2. Furtherance of training in MMed Radiology and introduction of a three-year Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography course.
  3. Installation of Teleradiology services.
  4. 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
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CONTACTS

All correspondence should be addressed to the Head of Department.
Radiology Department
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
P.O.Box 3010, Moshi Tanzania.
Telephone: 255 27 2754377 / 80 Extension 219, 231, 235.
Fax: 255 27 2754381.
Email: radiology@kcmc.ac.tz