The Radiology Section came up immediately with the establishment of ORCI in 1996. It is located on the old building close to Radiotherapy Section. The section was attached to the Allied Health Sciences Department (AHSD) together with Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Sections.
In 2007, Radiology Section was separated from AHSD, became an independent department – Clinical Radiology Division (CRD) until 2013 after restructuring of the ORCI organizational structure whereby some of the divisions were removed from the list. From that time it was changed to Radiology and Imaging Section (RIS). The section includes the following Units:
Conventional Radiography is the only imaging modality available at ORCI. Radiography is often the first-line test of choice in radiologic diagnosis worldwide.
There are cases in which planning for radiotherapy requires x-ray films on grid, this includes barium swallows and some metastatic bone diseases, this service is also provided by radiography unit.
Ultrasound and X-ray Unit
The section provides diagnostic imaging tests including conventional X-Rays, some few studies with contrast media and ultrasounds.
With ultrasound machines we are capable of performing various examinations such as general abdomen and pelvic ultrasound examinations, Echocardiogram, Echomammogram, Doppler and small parts examinations.
Mammography is the radiographic examination of the breast utilizing low energy x-rays and fine detail film-screen or digital imaging. Mammograms may be a screening examination, aimed at detecting early breast cancer or a diagnostic study, to better define abnormalities on a screening, follow-up a previously found abnormality or to evaluate a palpable mass or other symptoms. Early breast cancer may be seen as a mass, a focal asymmetric density or as clustered micro calcifications (< 1 mm).