The Radiology Department was under the Chief Administrator’s Sub-Budget Management Center (Sub-BMC). It gained a Sub-BMC status in the year 2009.
It has been accredited internationally as a training ground for West African College of Surgeons (WACS) and locally, by the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) for the training of Radiologists.
Services The Department of Radiology provides diagnostic services for both in and out patients employing various imaging modalities such as the following: • General Radiography • Trauma Radiography • Ward Radiography • Theatre Radiography • Computerised Tomography (C.T.) Scanning • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (M.R.I) • Ultrasonography • Mammography • Specialized Radiography and • Interventional Radiology
The Department runs Residency programme for Doctors who aspire to become specialists (Radiologists).
It also acts as a training ground for undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc.) radiography programme for the School of Allied Health, College of Health Sciences.
Sub-Units Apart from the Main Radiology Block which contains five (5) different Machine Rooms, there are satellites X-ray facilities at the following areas in the Hospital: • Accident/Emergency Centre • Korle Bu Polyclinic • Child Health Department • Chest Clinic • MRI/CT Scan Centre Mobile X-ray equipment C-arm is also available at the Surgical Wards theatres.
The Radiology Sub-BMC is managed by five (5) core management members, namely: 1. Head of Department (Dr. Vincent K. Hewlett) 2. Administrator (Mrs. Cynthia Boateng) 3. Chief Radiographer (Mr. Steven Boateng) 4. Accountant (Ms. Kafui Dometi) 5. Engineer (Mr. Nana Agyemang)
Vision To become the number one imaging centre in Africa
Mission To provide quality diagnostic imaging services to support the Hospital in achieving excellence in Health care delivery.
Objectives 1) Improve on patients well being 2) Care and counsel patients 3) Educate patients and general public on Radiation Protection 4) Undertake Research work to improve quality of service 5) Participate in the education of students and interns
Equipment And Modalities Here are some of the equipment and their modalities used in the Department:
1) X-ray machine for general radiography such as chest, spine and extremities, etc. 2) Two (2) fluoroscopy equipment for special examinations as barium studies, Hysterosalpingogram (H.S.G), Intravenous Urogram (I.V.U), Myelograms, etc. 3) Three (3) ultrasound machines for scan of all parts. 4) X-ray machine for casualty and emergency cases at the Accident & Emergency Centre. 5) C.T Scanner for all parts. 6) M.R.I Scanner for all parts. 7) Mobile equipments for portable X-ray at Surgical Department and NICU at Maternity Block.
Our equipment base needs revamping and management is striving hard to achieve this.
Human Resource The Department of Radiology can boast of a highly qualified human capital base. The consultants provide services to both individuals and organizations.
Below is the breakdown of the various categories of Human Resource in the department: