The X-Ray Department of the Saint Joseph´s Catholic Hospital offers patients a wide range of diagnostic services:
- Ultrasound scanner
- Conventional x-rays
- Electro cardiography (EKG)
- 3 ultrasound scanners donated by “Mujeres por África” (“Women for Africa”) Spanish NGO
This unit offers 24 hour service.
The X-Ray Unit currently has 2 portable X-Ray machines, from 1990 and 2004, and a wall-mounted machine from 1998. From 2008 on, the Hospital equipments have been progresively renovated, but the X-Ray systems were still pending. Thanks to a project elaborated by Spanish ONG Juan Ciudad and financially supported by the Italian Episcopal Conference, 2013 will see the renovation of the X-Ray equipment with a new digital imaging system and the training of professionals in its use and manteinance.
The new digital system will enable the fast sending of screenings to other dispositives such as Doctors´ PCs, and will lessen the number of exposures to radiation needed to get the plates.