Kalene Mission Hospital

Radiology Upgrade

X-ray machine in action
The X-ray machine in action
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In 2006/2007 Phillips Medical Systems in conjunction with the Dutch Government helped upgrade the radiology services of a number of hospitals in Zambia. As part of this project they visited Kalene Hospital and donated new X-ray and ultrasound machines. This included installation of the X-ray machine, with protective wall lining, air conditioning and an upgrade of the development room.

In May 2007 Rodney Strachan, a radiologist from Australia, visited to help educate staff on the use of the X-ray and ultrasound machines. Rodney also visited hospitals at Chitotoloki, Chavuma and Loloma.

In 2007 Stephannie Anderson, a radiographer from Canada, joined us and will help with the training of the Zambian radiology staff.

Development Room
Rodney and Joseph in the development room
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Dr Davies using the ultrasound machine
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Peter Gill recently sent out an Image Intensifier, which is shown being used in the operating theatre. By taking xrays in real time, this has been very helpful for manipulating dislocations and fractures.
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