KCMC Radiology Department
Doctors throughout KCMC rely on the radiology department to provide a look at what’s going on inside the body to assist in the diagnosis and define a course of treatment. As such, it is important that the radiology department have the proper equipment to perform this task.
EAMAF has worked with the hospital to upgrade the infrastructure and as well as the equipment. With assistance from EAMAF the department received a makeover in 2019, update the exam rooms, doctor’s offices, and other rooms. In addition, the department was rewired to update the electrical infrastructure and wired for digital communication. This effort prepared the department for upgrades to its equipment.
EAMAF began the effort with an effort to digitize the department with a PACS system. This effort has run into a number of challenges, but the effort has begun and will continue to develop.
EAMAF has also provided funding for a major overhaul of the radiology equipment. We have provided:
The department currently has:
- A doppler capable unit
- Three Philips and one GE unit, these will need to be upgraded to be PACS ready
- These have all been provided by EAMAF
Six x-ray machines, one of which is a mobile unit.
- Two new DR units were provided by EAMAF
The department has two CT units.
- A new unit was installed in 2019 with EAMAF providing the down payment funding
The hospital has one MRI unit, for which KCMC designated a location and built the facility to house the unit.
- The unit was installed in 2019 and EAMAF provided the down payment to obtain the equipment
The department has an outdated fluoroscopy unit, that is often not operational.
- EAMAF is currently raising funds to assist in the purchase of a new unit
- In addition, the hospital is in need of an interventional fluoroscopy unit and table. EAMAF is also working on funding for this equipment
The department currently has two units, one operational.
- These units will ultimately need to be replaced to improve diagnostic capacity. (for instance, right now, the only functional unit is nearly 30 years old and produces artifacts on the images- there are considerable limitations to the current, only functional unit)