Directorate of Radiology and Imaging

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) Eldoret, is home to one of the most sophisticated radiology facilities in the Western Kenya Region. Our Radiology Department provides a comprehensive range of imaging services; including both routine and specialized procedures, twenty-four hours (24hrs) every day.

Radiographs, scans and images are important pieces of information that helps doctors diagnose medical problems ranging from a broken finger to cancerous growths. Senior Consultant Radiologists use advanced technology to take images of what is going on inside your body and share this information with your other doctors to complete the picture of your medical condition.

MTRH provides all types of imaging one might need to help diagnose their condition. We assign Senior Consultant Radiologists to read the images; they are experienced in the specific part of the body being scanned.

MTRH is focused on two things, when it comes to Radiology and Imaging-getting the best images possible to allow your team of doctors to help you, and ensure your comfort and confidence during your tests. The procedures provided can be paid either by cash or NHIF.

Sections and Services offered include:

  1. General X-ray

The under listed examinations are performed by highly qualified Radiology staff and reported by Consultant Radiologists. The images can be provided in hard copy or on Compact discs (CD). These examinations include;

  • Chest
  • Spine
  • Abdomen
  • Billiary System
  • Urinary System
  • Angiography
  • GI System
  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Shoulders
  • Humerus
  • Clavical
  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Leg
  • Knee
  • Femur
  • Hip
  • Pelvic
  • Scapula
  • Skull
  1. Special X-Ray (screening procedures)

These are special exams performed by fluoroscopic procedures. They are done by a Radiologist assisted by Radiographers. These are done by utilization of digital x-ray machines which provide high quality images that use sensitive detector and utilizes little dose to show the image through an instant image view on a computer screen and later printed for reporting by a Consultant Radiologist. They include;

  • Barium meal
  • Barium swallow
  • Barium meal and follow through
  • MCU (Micturating cysto-urethrogram)
  • IVU (Intravenous urogram) 
  • Pyelogram
  • Sialogram
  • Sonogram
  • Fistulogram
  • colostogram
  1. CT (Computerized Tomography)

The unit has state-of-the-art machines that are 32, 64, and 128 slice machines that have a workstation where reports are done by a Consultant Radiologist. The machines are able to detect early diagnosis of the clients sent to the Department. The services provided can be paid either by cash or NHIF. The examinations done include;

  • Head /Brain
  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Spine
  • Neck
  • Extremities
  • Pelvic
  • Angiography
  • PNS (Postnasal Space)
  • Pelvimetry
  • CT IVU (Intravenous urogram) 
  • CT guided Biopsies
  • CT guided Aspirations and Drainages
  1. Ultra Sound

It is a unit that operates 24hours. The staff in this unit provide instant reports. The examinations done are:- 

  • Renal
  • Abdominal
  • Pelvic
  • Obstetric
  • Amniocentesis
  • Doppler- Regional
  • Bilateral Doppler
  • Endo-rectal/ End-original
  • Thyroid/Testicular
  • Prostate
  • Cranial
  • Breast
  • Abdominal/Pelvic.
  1. Mammography

It is state-of-the-art digital machine that provides high quality images that are 2D, 3D and Tomosynthesis. 

  1. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

It is a 0.3 Tesla machine that provides high quality images. The services are done 24hrs i.e day and night. 

  • Brain
  • Cervical spine
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Orbits
  1. OPG (Orthopantomogram) – Dental X-ray.

Images are done on Compact Disc (CD). OPG examinations done include TMJ, maxilla, LAT skull and orthopantomogram examinations 

  1. Dental IOPA’s

This is a digital machine that does all dental radiological examination.

  1. Interventional Radiology

It is a medical specialization that involves performing a range of imaging procedures to obtain images of the inside of the body. The Interventional Radiologist carefully interprets these images to diagnose injury and disease and to perform a range of interventional medical procedures. The procedures are as below:

  • Interventional Radiology Procedures
  • Percutaneous Nephrostomy
  • Ureteric Stent Insertion
  • Percutaneous Biliary Drainage-
  • Pain Management
  • Ultrasound Procedures
  • CT Scan Procedures