X-Ray Services in Botswana

X-Ray Services in Botswana

What is X-Ray?

An X-ray, or, much less commonly, X-radiation, is a penetrating form of high-energy electromagnetic radiation. Most X-rays have a wavelength ranging from 10 picometers to 10 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz and energies in the range 145 eV to 124 keV.

X-Ray Services in Botswana

Medical Imaging Botswana – Westgate

X Ray Centre

Spectrum Medical Imaging Services

Triple ‘L’ Diagnostic Imaging Centre

Village Imaging

Francistown Radiology Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the X ray department in a hospital called?

The radiology department may also be called the X-ray or imaging department. It is the facility in the hospital where radiological examinations of patients are carried out, using the range of equipment listed above.

How many clinics are there in Botswana?

There are 624 medical facilities in Botswana, including 26 public hospitals.

Is A radiographer considered a doctor?

Unlike a radiologist, a radiographer is not a medical doctor. Instead, radiographers must complete a specialist focused training program which on average takes 3-4 years to complete. The course length and entry requirements will vary depending on previous qualifications.

Is A radiologist a doctor?

A radiologist is a specialist doctor who uses medical imaging such as x-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound and angiography, to diagnose and treat human disease or injury. Radiologists undergo lengthy training and assessment in order to be accredited by relevant governing boards and colleges around the world

Can you MRI a finger?

You may be asked to remove jewelry, glasses, and any metal objects or clothing that may interfere with the images. During the exam you will be placed on a table and positioned inside the center of a large tube-like scanner with openings at both ends. Affected hand or finger will then be placed in a MRI coil.

Does Botswana have good healthcare?

Botswana offers universal healthcare to all its citizens. A nominal fee may be charged for some services in the public sector, but sexual reproductive health services and antiretroviral therapy services are free. Healthcare professionals working in public hospitals are generally well trained.

Can foreign doctors work in Botswana?

Eligibility[edit] Certified Foreign Doctors that wishes to work in Botswana temporary are eligible to apply.

Why do doctors avoid MRIS?

An MRI machine uses powerful magnets that can attract any metal in your body. If this happens, you could get hurt. It can also damage equipment that’s implanted in your body — a pacemaker or cochlear implant, for instance.

What scan is better than MRI?

A CT scan may be recommended if a patient can’t have an MRI. People with metal implants, pacemakers or other implanted devices shouldn’t have an MRI due to the powerful magnet inside the machine. CT scans create images of bones and soft tissues.

Is MRI cheaper than xray?

X-rays may be quicker and less expensive than MRIs.