This imaging section is involved in imaging of the central and peripheral nervous system as well as the head and neck region using various imaging modalities. The section is headed by a fellowship-trained Neuroradiologist; the multidisciplinary approach to patient care evident in this section provides residents with a holistic approach to neuroradiology.
Examinations of the brain, head and neck region and the spine including CT cerebral angiography, MR angiography, and venography are carried out in this section on 256 Siemens Somatom CT, 64 slice GE CT, 3T Philips Ingenia and 1.5T GE MRI scanners. The section provides diagnostic support to the busy hospital neurological, neurosurgical and spine services with approximately 3500 MRI examinations annually. The clinical highlight of the week in this section is the Tuesday morning clinical meeting with hospital Neurologists and Neurosurgeons during which challenging cases are discussed.
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Residents rotating through this section are expected to report CT and MR imaging of the brain, head and neck and spine that are reviewed at daily rounds. These examinations also represent an important segment of emergency work that will be encountered by residents on call. Residents are expected liaise with referring clinicians to decide on appropriate imaging techniques and to guide technologists on the appropriate protocols. On occasion, residents will also be expected to participate in the patient selection for and carrying out of CT cisternography.
The section is a collaborator in providing information for the institution stroke and multiple sclerosis registries.
Related resident dissertations include the following:
Were K. Jowi P. 2012 Predicting outcome of ischaemic stroke using combined Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) and National Institute of Health Stroke Score (NIHSS). Unpublished
Wangai, A., Waa, S., Wangai, M., Amayo, E., Olunya, O. (2011). Late-onset visual loss in osteopetrosis. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 1(3), 407-411.
Elvis, M. E., Velicheti S. (2011). Stratification of white matter hyperintensities in young and middle age adults using Hydrogen Magnetic Resonance (H-MR) spectroscopy (Unpublished master's dissertation).
Sande, J. (2009). Use of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) to improve Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of intracranial pathology, done at Aga Khan University (Unpublished master's dissertation).
Wafula, K. C., Waa, S. (2009). Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation: case report. East African Medical Journal, 86(9), 454-457.