EAMAF’s newest project is focused on moving to a digital radiology department. This has become the standard in much of the rest of the world. There are several advantages:
- Lower cost. Digitization would eliminate the need for xray film and its associated expense. It is estimated that the initial investment would be made up in 2 years from cost savings.
- Greater availability of images. Images could be made available electronically to other areas of the hospital where they are needed for patient care. It also eliminates the problem of lost and missing films.
- Through teleradiology, US radiologists would be able to provide assistance for patient care and to the schools of radiology. This would be particularly helpful complex cases.
EAMAF is very excited to report that we are making progress with the Digital Radiology instillation. The process has begun in, August of 2017, with installing new computer cabling and hardware to handle the new Picture Archiving & Communication System (PACS). PACS is a system that provides economical storage, rapid retrieval of images, access to images acquired with multiple modalities, and simultaneous access at multiple sites. This enhanced system provides the hospital with the ability to have radiologist outside of KCMC consult and see the images in real time.
These are the people who have been working on this update.
Amar (Pacific Co.), McDening Mrema (Network Admin.), Daniel Mariki (Radiographer), Sali Mzungu (Radiographer), Mrs. Doreen Massam (Human Resource Officer), Mr. Herman Oosterwijk (O.Tech, Inc.), Dr. Giliad Masenaga (Executive Director), Tumaini Mrema (PACS Admin. Asst.), Daniel Shao (PACS Admin.) Mrs. Hilda Mungure (Director of Finance), Peter Masue (Radiographer) Dr. Kalambo (Radiologist), Hans Yambazi (Head ICT Dept.), Alfred Msaki (Radiographer) and Epimark Kyara (Data Entry PACS).