This book is a result of the teaching experiences and activities that the authors have been engaged in over a period of two decades. The book is meant for medical students and doctors. However, it is also useful to health personnel at the sub-county, county and national levels. The principles and practices of radiology and imaging are discussed at length as well as the applications of the various imaging modalities. Also the hazards and side effects of the whole practice and how the community can cope with these challenges are enumerated. This book aims to: teach medical students the science and art of medical imaging; update health personnel on the state of the art of medical imaging; educate health delivery personnel on the uses of medical imaging in medical management to improve health; and enable health delivery personnel to improve radiological and imaging community health services.
This Textbook is an excellent medical educational enterprise and meets the needs of medical students [Prof Simon Kang’ethe, Professor & Head, Medical Education Department, Moi University].
Prof Onditi Elias studied medicine at the University of Nairobi where he obtained the MB.,ChB degree in 1980. After internship at the Provincial Hospital, Kakamega, he served as Medical Officer in the same hospital and later at Busia District and Wajir District hospitals and Provincial General Hospital, Garissa. In 1983 to 1986 he was a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. He graduated in 1986 with M.Med degree of the University of Nairobi. He was Provincial Radiologist at Provincial Hospital, Nyeri from 1986 to 1987. He joined the University of Nairobi in 1987 as Lecturer, and was Visiting Associate / Fellow at the University of Iowa from 1988 to 1989. In 1990 he joined Moi University as Senior Lecturer in Radiology and Imaging. He was promoted to Associate Professor in May 2012. He is a Specialist Radiologist and Consultant Radiologist and Sonologist to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret; Eldoret Hospital; Danas Medical Centre; Rapha Medical Centre; Kitale and other hospitals and clinics in the North Rift Valley, Western and Nyanza Provinces, Kenya. He holds a Fellowship in Radiation Protection since 2010. He is a member of Kenya Medical Association, Kenya Association of Radiologists, Pan-African Congress of Radiology and Imaging, American Rontgen Ray Society and life member of the Red Cross Society of Kenya. His pass-times include travelling and site seeing, photography and watching wild-life. He is the Head of Radiology and Imaging Department, School of Medicine, Moi University.
Mr Patrick Euppa trained at Medical Training Centre, Nairobi and was awarded Diploma in Radiography in 1976. He then served as Radiographer in Mandera District Hospital, Kenya in 1976 to 1978, and at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi from 1978 to 1980. He proceeded on a scholarship of International Atomic Energy Agency to State University of New York, Buffalo, USA where he studied Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection from 1980 to 1981. In 1982, he assisted in establishing the Nuclear Medicine Unit at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. In 1991 he joined Moi University as Senior Technician in Radiology and Imaging Department. In 1996 to 1998 he was awarded a World Bank scholarship and successfully pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Nuclear Medicine at South Bank University, London. He was promoted to Chief Technician in 2007. He is a member of the Society of Radiography of Kenya and Pan-African Congress of Radiology and Imaging. He is the Chief Technician, Radiology and Imaging Department, School of Medicine, Moi University.