​Radiology & I​​maging Centres


The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is home to one of the most sophisticated radiology facilities in East and Central Africa. Our Radiology Department provides a comprehensive range of imaging services, including both routine and specialized procedu​res.

We are also currently in the process of installing a cutting-edge picture archiving and communication system (PACS). This system will allow digital images to be viewed immediately upon completion of an examination, which will significantly reduce reporting turnaround times. The system will also allow any facility in East Africa to easily and confidentially send AKUH,N an image for a second opinion.

​With each new improvement to the diagnostic and treatment processes at AKUH,N, we aim to distinguish ourselves as a premiere health care provider in the East African region.
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. 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) 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.
Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi is home to one of the most sophisticated radiology facilities in East and Central Africa. Our Radiology Department provides a comprehensive range of imaging services, including both routine and specialised procedures.

In our commitment to the provision of world-class healthcare services, the Hospital has acquired an ultra-modern Positron Emission Tomography (PET) CT scanner and Cyclotron, a first in the region.

What is a PET-CT Scan
A PET scan is an imaging test that uses a tiny dose of a radioactive chemical, called a radiotracer, to help doctors see how the organs and tissues are functioning. PET scans are used most often to detect cancer 
cells in the body.
 
PET scans usually identify diseases before they show up on other imaging tests. These diseases include cancer, heart problems and brain disorders. The radiotracer is produced by the Cyclotron unit. A low-dose CT scan is conducted at the same time to get complimentary information about the structure of the various organs and tissues.

About the procedure
A radiotracer is injected in a vein and usually takes upto one hour to be absorbed into the organs or tissues that are being examined. The PET scan itself may take another 30 to 60 minutes. Heart and brain studies take less time for imaging.

PET/CT service is offered as an outpatient procedure unless the patient is already admitted to the hospital. Please plan for at least two hours for the procedure. The doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your scan.

After the procedure, you can continue with your normal day routine, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Drink plenty of fluids to help remove the tracer from your body. Specially trained radiologists will review and interpret the scan images and report the findings to your doctor.

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Saturday: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Phone: +254 (0) 20366 2693/2298
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