East Africans Trained on Latest Medical Imaging Technologies and Techniques

By Iminza Keboge
Published November 7, 2018

East Africans Trained on Latest Medical Imaging Technologies and TechniquesRadiologists and radiographers from both public and private healthcare facilities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have received training in the latest techniques and technologies on medical imaging.

General Electric Healthcare, that conducted the training, says more than 100 radiologists and radiographers from East Africa attended its sessions on “Interventional Radiology”.

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“Technology is constantly improving. Our focus is to upskill healthcare professionals through providing regular and meaningful education solutions that will enable healthcare professionals create measurable impact,” says Andrew Waititu, General Manager of General Electric Healthcare East Africa.

A statement from General Electric Healthcare East Africa says the week-long training focused on various techniques that rely on the use of radiological image guidance (X-ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to target therapy with precision.

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Leading institutions have recognised the value of intra-operative imaging to help clinicians confidently and more completely resect tumours that previously seemed inoperable.

“Continuous education and re-education is a key component in ensuring that our local practitioners stay ahead of the latest trends and best practices. This is critical as healthcare is a rapidly evolving sector with new ways of battling health conditions being discovered every day,” says Beatrice Mugi, Chairperson of the Kenya Association of Radiologists (KAR).

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General Electric says educational sessions such as the ones just undertaken are part of its commitment in supporting education and training to improve health outcomes.

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