The Department of Radiology provides a comprehensive range of services, including:
- Bone Mineral Density Testing
- Computed Radiography
- Computed Tomography
- Interventional Radiology
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
Bone Mineral Density Testing
AKUH,N has recently acquired a new state-of-the-art machine for testing Bone Mineral Density (BMD). The Dual Energy X Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) machine represents the international gold standard for BMD estimation, and is the only one of its kind in the region.
The DXA emits significantly less radiation than other machines and ensures a more accurate BMD estimation. It is not only a key tool in diagnosing, preventing and treating osteoporosis, but it can also be used to evaluate a patient's response to therapy, enhancing the treatment process significantly.
Due to increasing awareness of osteoporosis and the incredible accuracy of the new machine, the number of patients receiving BMD testing has increased by over 30% since the introduction of the DXA machine.99Computed Radiography
Our sophisticated computed radiography services support all general x-ray procedures. We can also provide digital copies of your x-rays.
Our multidetector Computed Tomography (CT) scanner provides quality images that allow us to better detect and evaluate medical conditions. Our high resolution 3D reconstruction software provides an important support service for a wide variety of medical specialities, including oncology, orthopeadic surgery and cardiovascular care. We can also provide digital copies of your CT images.
Our excellent interventional radiology services are available for both vascular and non-vascular procedures. The majority of these image-guided interventional procedures are provided under mild to moderate sedation for optimal patient comfort.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe and painless technique that supports a variety of medical specialities by allowing doctors to see detailed images of the inside of the body without using x-rays.
MRI at AKUH,N is performed using a state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla system, which is capable of scanning virtually the whole body.
AKUH,N is home to the first comprehensive nuclear medicine facility in Kenya.
Nuclear medicine is a safe, painless and cost-effective type of medical imaging that allows health care experts to gather medical information that would otherwise be unavailable, require surgery or necessitate more expensive diagnostic testing. It often allows us identify abnormalities very early in the progress of disease, usually long before they would be detected by other diagnostic tests.
The new nuclear medicine facility at AKUH,N is the only hospital in the country that offers the full range of routine nuclear medicine services. We are staffed by a team of experienced professionals, who are committed to providing you with the very best clinical care.
This service allows us to provide panoramic x-ray examinations of the dental arch, upper, lower jaw, facial bones and sinuses.
Ultrasound is a commonly used, radiation-free diagnostic medical imaging technique. Our modern equipment allows us to perform a wide variety of services, including obstetric and gynaecological examinations.