Information and Communication Technology Department

The ICT Department works to keep abreast with all new and emerging information and communication technologies with a view to adapting and adopting those that add value to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals’ business.

Mission Statement:

To provide and maintain, secure and user friendly information systems to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.

  • Values:
  • Innovativeness and proactiveness
  • Commitment to professionalism
  • Objectivity and transparency
  • Excellency in service

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Parirenyatwa Radiology Department aims to provide Zimbabweans access to the best medical imaging services in a hospital environment.

It is located in the main hospital, adjacent to the casualty department as radiology is an emergency service.

Bone Densitometry Machine

Computer Radiograghy Workstation

Mobile Raiography



Imaging Modalities in The Department
• General X-ray- This is the use of ionizing radiation to produce images of diagnostic value. Known commonly as x-rays
• Ultrasound Imaginf-this is the use of high frequency sound waves to acquire images of the body.
• Mammography- Imaging of the breast using x-radiation.
• Digital subtraction Angiography- A method in which radiographic images of blood vessels filled with contrast material are digitized and the subtracted from images obtained before administration of the material. The method increases the contrast between the vessels and the background.
• CT scan- This equipment uses Large quantities of radiation to produce tomographic images of the body.
• Mobile Radiography- The use of portable Machines to acquire images of patients who cannot otherwise access the x-ray department.
• Bone densitometry- Although being used for research purposes the bone scanner is to measure the amount of calcium in bone. Bone densitometry can also be used to estimate a person's risk of fracture. BMD methods involve taking dual x-rays ,DEXA This method compares the numeric density of the bone (calculated from the image) with empiric (historical) database of bone density to determine whether a patient has osteoporosis, and to what degree

Staff Compliment
Diagnostic radiographers perform an important function within the department. They are one of the two types of radiographers we have in the hospital today.

Firstly radiographers prepare patients before taking x-rays and interpreting the x-rays to make a diagnosis. They can also form a treatment plan working closely with other health professionals including doctors. On top of x-rays radiographers also do CT scans, ultrasound scans and MRi scans. These can be viewed side by side in order to create a picture of the body.
The department also has nursing staff, darkroom technicians and cleaners.

Capacity of the Department

As Parirenyatwa hospital is a referral hospital the department caters for emergency patients, admitted patients ant out patients in and around Harare.

Contact details

Telephone: +263 4 701 555 (Extension: 2401 and 2409)


As of December 2012 the department has been holding a radiographer and darkroom assistant of the year award. Last year the winners were N.Mazhande and E Sanyangore respectively.

Requirements for Different Services In the Radiology Department
• X-ray: request form from a referring Doctor
• Ultrasound examination: request form, prebooked examination as some cases you will need to starve or have a full bladder or shave.
• Mammography: request from the doctor, should be above the age of 40 years and on the day of examination avoid using roll on and shave in armpits. This is also a booked examination.
• CT scan: request from the doctor, it is a booked examination and preparation is explained on booking.

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