Marking Twenty Years of Excellence
November 18, 2016
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the inauguration of the Hadi Building at the Aga Khan University's Stadium Road Campus. The Hadi family were honoured and recognised by the University on November 18, 2016 to celebrate this milestone.
The Hadi Building was commissioned in 1996 and over the last twenty years, has enabled the Radiology Department to set a benchmark and become a market leader in terms of quality diagnosis and care. The building has contributed substantially to the space and facilities available for the Radiology Department.
The Hadi Building caters to the needs of inpatients and outpatients by providing every clinical imaging subspeciality and the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology available to diagnose and treat disease. The annual number of patients who visit the Hadi Building has grown steadily - it has doubled in the annual number of procedures performed since the mid-1990s. Over the last five years, over 1.1 million high-quality radiologic imaging services have been provided to patients. Due to the generosity of our donors, the Radiology Department was able to introduce high-end imaging modalities such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), ultrasound and nuclear medicine (bone densitometry service). The detailed images facilitate the early detection of tumours, cancer and other disease - and save countless lives.
Emphasising the increasingly important role of imaging in patient diagnosis and treatment, Dr Nadeem Ahmad, Chair of Radiology said: "The Hadi Building gave us a lot of space, technology and freedom to serve the patients better. We were able to do better diagnosis; we were able to do more studies; (and) we were able to do it faster and quicker with less patient waiting and crowding.”
Giving forms a base of growth for the University. The Aga Khan University Hospital has housed major innovations in radiology, as the field has advanced from diagnosis to treatment of illnesses. Interventional radiology is now replacing surgery as the treatment of choice for many patients. The new high-end modalities also enable the department to provide more comprehensive and patient-centered care (such as reducing the level of radiation exposure), and support advanced teaching services.
Welfare support is provided to patients who cannot afford to pay for necessary tests, to ensure that access to these services is inclusive.