Radiology and Imaging is the public health profession concerned with the direct administration of radiation, primarily X-rays, in disease diagnosis and injury assessment .Medical imaging studies have been a cornerstone in medical diagnosis for decades; however, technological advances and the addition of new imaging modalities now place medical imaging among the most dynamic, expanding and high demand fields in clinical medicine. Nowadays, it has evolved and advanced in such a way that it has become an indispensable component of health care. It deals with acquisition, viewing and interpretation of images for diagnosis of diseases. It also provides image guided minimally invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. It is now the key diagnostic tool for many diseases and has an important role in monitoring treatment and predicting outcome. Hence it has become an integral part of a modern health care facility. From its inception in 1964, the department of radiology & imaging of Rajshahi Medical College continues to play an important role in patient care as well as academic and research activities. We offer diagnostic radiology and image-guided interventional services to patients and medical education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and technologists.
- To provide high quality radiological services.
- To educate undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and technologists.
To be a center of excellence for radiological services and radiology education and research.
Rajshahi Medical College Hospital was established in 1958. Department of Radiology and Imaging in this hospital started its journey in 1964 with a conventional X-ray machine. Since then, this department is continually providing service to the patients with its limited resources.
Today, we have all major radiological modalities here & we aspire to become a leading radiology department in the future .
Location and Physical Structure
The Department of Radiology & Imaging is located in the ground floor as a part of outdoor complex of Rajshahi Medical College & Hospital and is open round the clock throughout the year. It has four X-ray rooms, one portable X-ray unit, three ultrasonography rooms, one CT scan room, two MRI rooms, one mammography room. The Department has a well equipped multimedia class/seminar room, a reporting room and mini library.
Over last fifteen years, this department has grown tremendously and at present has been equipped with various modern equipments e.g. four 500 mA digital x-ray units, one 300 mA portable x-ray unit, one mammography unit, four ultrasound units with color Doppler, one 64 slice multidetector spiral CT scanner and one 0.3 Tesla and one 1.5 Tesla MRI units.
The Head of the Department provides leadership in all aspects of Department affairs; he is ultimately accountable to the principal of the institute.
This department is dedicated to ensure 24-hour services to both indoor and outdoor patients. It is one of the busiest departments of this institution. More than 100000 imaging examinations are performed annually including MRI, CT, ultrasound, conventional radiography and mammography.
Interventional procedures including image-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), biopsy and aspirations are routinely done here.