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Objective

 Service: it is to provide the best services to the patient and physician with the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient and / or operator.

To present the fundamentals of diagnostic radiology, imaging and interventional techniques and promote better patient care, by assisting the physician in the diagnosis of diseases through accurate and prompt radiographic procedures.

Acquaint students with the technical and clinical aspects of radiology.

Brief description of your services

X ray are a form  of radiation similar to light rays, except that they are more energetic than light rays and are invisible to the human eye. Patients are entitle to the services and opinion possible at all times.

Medical radiation is a broad term that covers several types of studies that require the visualization of the internal parts of the body using X-ray techniques.

Some of the services At WCH X-ray department are as follows

  • General radiology examination such as chest, hand x-rays etc.
  • Mammography procedures (x-rays  of the beast)
  • Ward radiography and neonatal radiography (Prem)
  • Ultrasounds O.P.D
  • Special Fluoroscopy procedures e.g. Barium studies, H.S.G’S
  • Contrasted studies such as intravenous pyelograms- examining the kidney function
  • Computed tomography (CT) Scans
  • Cardiac catheterization laboratory and
  • Call-out duties afterhours mostly for general radiography

Requirement:

We provide services to patients admitted   in the hospital or those referred from outside the hospital at the WCH Radiology department. These patients can be state or private patients. Every patient that has need for our services SHOULD be referred to us by a registered Medical Doctor or specialist using relevant request forms.

There are yellow x-ray request forms or white whenever photocopied. Most of the x-ray procedures are requested on this form besides request for ultrasounds, computed Tomography and Catheterization procedures. Occasionally the relevant forms may not be available, but we strongly discourage for patients to be referred using any other form. The patient needs the request form as their health passport for every visit to the radiology department.

It is essential to remain motionless during the x-ray, since movement causes the resulting picture to be blurry. Sometimes patients are ask to hold their breath briefly during the procedure.

Process:

Patients need to consult a general practitioner or a specialist in order to be referred to for any X-ray procedure as the Dr. See fix. X-ray cannot be taken without a valid x-ray, CT scan or ultrasound request form from the doctor/specialist.

General x-ray, ward radiography and call outs (afterhours) are done on the same day when pit is requested and only the request form is needed. But for CT Scans, Mammography IVP, Catheterization, Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound procedures patients will be booked and given a date on which the examination will be done.

Patients might need to bring blood or any other results when they come for the scheduled radiology procedures (examination) such as for:

CT Scan: patients will be need  to  produce the request form , urea and Electrolyte ( U&E) blood results and an informed consent form signed by  the patient, referring physician and a witness.

Fluoroscopy: Patients will need a request form and consent form.

Mammography: patients will need only request form, but for special mammography procedures a consent  is also needed.

IVP: Patients will need a request form, signed informed consent form U&E blood results and a running intravenous line (IV).

Catheterization: Doctors write in the patients’ health passport and referee them to the cardiologist.

Fluoroscopy: The patient will need a request form, ultrasound results and or general x-rays for some procedures.

Ultrasounds:  Previous examinations, x-ray films, CT scan images, blood results and a signed consent form for some investigations should be  accompany the patient.

Contact Information

Telephone: 061-2033149

Please ask to speak to our Administrative officers

Fax No 061-222886

Address

Harvey street Windhoek north

Windhoek central hospital

Ground Floor

Operating hours

Monday to Friday: 08h00 to 17h00

Weekends: closed

Person on call for emergencies

 

 

Visiting Information Visiting Information

Week days: 15:00 - 16:00

                    18:00 - 19:00

Weekends:  11:00 - 12:00

                    15:00 - 16:00

                    18:00 - 19:00

ICU Visiting Hours

Mon-Sun: 15:00 - 16:00

                  18:00 - 19:00

NB: For ICU Visitors ONLY, Maximum 6 people per patient, These must be the same people seeing the patient everyday until the patient is discharged.