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Head of Division: Dr Richard Pitcher

Divisional Profile

A clinical radiology department providing imaging to all divisions in the School, performing a total of approximately 46,000 examinations per annum. Imaging modalities include plain-film radiography, computed and digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, ultrasound (including Doppler), computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), angiography and interventional radiology. The Division conducts a Postgraduate teaching program for three registrars registered for the M.Med (Diagnostic Radiology) at the University of Cape Town on an ongoing rotational basis. An undergraduate lecture series in paediatric radiology is provided at 5th year level. Training in paediatric sonography is conducted for B.Tech (Ultrasound) students of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

In addition, from 2009 the Division will offer an annual Paediatric Radiology Fellowship, providing further training in the discipline for qualified radiologists. Fellows will be registered for the University’s newly established Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Radiology. The Fellowship program is funded by the Harry Crossley Foundation.

 

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