AJAYI Crowther University, Oyo said its Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centre is now open to the general public for various radiological investigations.

The Head of the Department of Radiography and Radiation Science, Mrs Elizabeth Balogun, who was represented by the centre’s clinical instructor, Mrs Imoh Ajayi, during a media tour of the facility, said modern equipment capable of conducting various medical scans and body investigations have been installed at the centre.

She added that the University deemed it necessary to extend the use of the facility to the public as part of its effort to increase its positive impact on the society.

She said, “At our general radiography room, we conduct different types of radiological investigations, starting from head to toe. These investigations include all parts of the body.

“We have the mobile X-ray machine which can be moved to the ward to perform investigations on an inpatient that is immobile due to health challenges.

“We also have the mammography machine used in conducting breasts investigation. The machine conducts medical investigations on various stages of breast cancer. All these equipment are modern machines that work digitally. They are highly computerised so they work faster and more efficiently. A computer and printer are attached to the equipment so we can examine the results on the computer screen and print the film immediately on the printer.”

The HOD stated that the facility is also fitted with equipment that can conduct an X-ray procedure to view the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes.

“We conduct Hysterosalpingography (HSG) investigation at the centre. The machine we have will show the internal organs clearly and distinctly.

“At our radiography and radiation science laboratory, we have the equipment to teach our radiography students the basic things they must know about the body system.

“We have the ultrasonography equipment that was newly acquired. It is an ultrasound imaging test machine that uses sound waves to make pictures of organs, tissues, and other structures inside the body. The machine allows medical professionals to see into patients’ bodies without surgery. It is also digitised and highly efficient.”

The head of the centre said although the primary aim of the department’s radiological centre is to train students, she added that the University decided to open the facility to the public to ease the medical burden associated with wrong diagnosis.