Diagnostic Services

The Hospital has invested heavily in a modern and extensive range of high-quality equipment to meet specialised needs. Modern medical equipment is also available at the Aga Khan Primary Medical Centres ensuring medical staff can address the most common illnesses effectively. Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam is part of an international referral network and can refer specialized investigations to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi and the Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan.

Clinical staff can utilize the Hospital’s telemedical and telepathology service to consult worldwide experts from the United States of America and Canada for a qualified diagnosis of medical conditions.

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Radiology Services

The Hospital offers a wide range of radiology examinations using computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray, fluoroscopy, Doppler ultrasound and mammography techniques.

Besides basic chest, limb, skull and abdomen examinations, a number of additional specialist investigations are available including:

  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecytogram
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Gallstone in Closed Bladder Drainage (CBD)
  • Hysterosalpingogram (Uterus and Fallopian Tubes)
  • Interventional radiological procedures (biopsies)
  • Pleural metastasis for Ca bronchus
  • Pancreatitis (chronic)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography
  • Specialized dental X-rays
  • Urethrogram

CT Scan, MRI and Ultrasound are available 12 hours a day and X-ray services are available 24 hours a day.

Pathology Services

The Pathology Department offers a comprehensive range of investigations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department, under the guidance of highly experienced in-house clinical and anatomic pathologist, also has a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) which is fully integrated with the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS). All automated instruments are interfaced with LIMS, allowing for seamless transfer/distribution of reports and images throughout the system.

Services available include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology/Blood transfusion
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Histopathology/Cytopathology
  • Telepathology