The Division of Radiology is primarily clinically involved in service delivery at Groote Schuur and Red Cross Hospitals. There is also professional activity linked to GF Jooste, Somerset and Victoria Hospitals. Diverse multidisciplinary units include medical, surgical, neuroradiology, ENT, thoracic, hepatobiliary, vascular, interventional, trauma, urological, abdominal and paediatric imaging. These all have service, academic and collaborative research commitments.
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging and multislice CT scanners are now fully operational and have led to further teaching and research activity. A new digital subtraction angiographic unit has been installed and the entire hospital is busy converting to a fully digital imaging environment.
A number of trials in conjunction with Radiation Oncology, Medicine, Surgery and other departments are ongoing. Joint development and evaluation of the clinical utility of digital X-ray machines with other UCT departments and private industry is progressing.
The division has lost a number of recently qualified staff to other South African and international universities and practices, but retains a core of senior experienced members. Professors Goodman, Handler and Kottler continue to provide invaluable sessional expertise in thoracic imaging, neuroradiology and mammography.
Some members of the Division participate in the UCT Private Academic Hospital.