Body Imaging

Body Imaging is a subspecialty of radiology focusing on the characterization and diagnosis of abnormalities of the chest abdomen and pelvis using various imaging modalities. Multidisciplinary meetings involving the radiology and surgery departments, steered by the residents and facilitated by faculty are held every week where challenging cases and patient management are discussed.

Related resident dissertations include the following:


Current research projects:



MMed Thesis:


  1. Anyumba Fiona Achieng (2021). Rectal carcinoma: Role of MRI in preoperative local staging in adult patients with pathologic correlation.


  1. Ogaro Roseline Kerubo (2021). Pancreatic tumors: A multi-center study of MDCT findings and histopathologic correlation in Nairobi, Kenya.


  1. Nagnesia Vipul Purshottam (2021). Evaluating IVC diameter to assess fluid responsiveness in ICU patients at KNH.


  1. Malindi Ephranzia Chao (2021). Ultrasound imaging detection of HCC suspicious lesions among high risk patients attending KNH.


  1. Amunga Loice Oline (2021). Association of Clinical Criteria and Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiogram Findings in Patients suspected to Have Pulmonary Embolism.


  1. Ochieng Elizabeth Odondi (2021). Patterns of computed tomography findings in patients with blunt abdominal trauma at Kenyatta National Hospital.



  1. Rabah Henry (2020). Utility of lung and pleural ultrasound in mechanically ventilated adult patients in critical care units at Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Njau Benard K. (2020). CT Findings in Suspected Renal Colic Patients Undergoing Unenhanced Low-Dose Multi –Detector Computed Tomography.



  1. Ndiema Faith T. (2020). Chest CT Findings in HIV.


  1. Nteeni Mutinta Siachami (2019). Utility and pattern of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scan findings in surgically treated acute abdomen at KNH.


  1. Rutha David Kigunda (2019). The spectrum of CT findings in esophageal carcinoma patients seen at KNH.


  1. Ominde, S.T. (2018). Multicentre study on dynamic contrast computed tomography findings of focal liver lesions with clinical and histological correlation.


  1. Amakabane, D.M. (2018). Prevalence of aortic arch anatomical branching variants in Kenyan population as shown on contrast enhanced chest multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) A cross-sectional study done at the radiology department of Kenyatta national hospital.


  1. Lazaro, E. (2017). The role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in evaluation of prostate cancer


  1. Nagaraj, H. (2017). Ultrasonographic features and complications of renal grafts as seen at Kenyatta National Hospital


  1. Qureshi, U.I. (2015). The Radiological Pattern of Male Urethral Strictures in Nairobi.


  1. Omamo, E.A. (2014). Frequency and distribution of coronary calcium.


  1. Wainaina, A.N. (2013). Pattern of findings on MDCTPA for suspected pulmonary embolism in Nairobi.


  1. Kiberenge, J.A. (2013). Liver masses/disease - ultrasonography correlation with histologic diagnosis.


  1. Sungura, R. (2012).  CT angiographic pattern of renal artery anatomy among Africans in Kenya and clinical implication in renal transplantation.


  1. Kimaro, I.S. (2011). Correlation of ultrasound, clinical and surgical findings of suspected acute appendicitis in Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Ngololo, J.M. (2011). The value of Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in obstructive jaundice.  A retrospective study at  Kenyatta National Hospital.   


  1. Waigwa, M.N. (2011). The patterns of findings in patients with suspected interstitial lung diseases as seen at high resolution computerized tomography.


  1. Njoroge, J. (2009). Pattern of findings in chest trauma as seen on chest radiography.


  1. Kaguthi, J.N. (2009). The pattern of vascular pathology on multidetector computerised  tomography angiography in KNH.


  1. Mutala, T.M. (2009). Abdominal examination in KNH Using 16 Multi-Slice CT Scan:  Review of ALARA practice in managing patient dose.


  1. Kowiti, K. (2009). The pattern of radiological findings in lungs and pleura on CT chest.


  1. Githuku, N. (2009). The ultrasonographic pattern of findings seen on hepatobiliary system in patients with jaundice.


  1. Ngoseywe, K. (2008). Ultrasonographic findings in obstructive jaundice: The ability of ultrasound to accurately determine the site and cause of obstruction.


  1. Mtango, M.E. (2008). Correlation of transrectal ultrasound findings with histology in the detection of prostatic lesions.


  1. Chabeda, C.V. (2008).The pattern of renal disease as seen at radionuclide imaging with sonographic correlation in Nairobi.


  1. Ngugi, S.W. (2006). The pattern of findings by stress myocardial perfusion SPECT scan in suspected or known coronary artery disease – Nairobi experience.


  1. Otieno, W. (2005). The spectrum of upper abdominal ultrasonography findings in HIV Infected patients as seen at Kenyatta National Hospital and the Armed Forces Memorial Hospital.


  1. Kimutai, E.C. (2005). Pattern of scrotal disease as seen in ultrasonography at Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Onyambu, C.K. (2003). Pattern of chest X-ray findings in immunocompromised patients at Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Kiwelu, H. (2002). Pattern of pelvic trauma as shown by various imaging modalities in Nairobi, Kenya.


  1. Abuya, J.M. (2000). The pattern of radiological findings in the mediastinum in CT chest.


  1. Omwenga, E.A. (2000). Role of the chest radiograph in the management of patients in I.C.U. of Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Mjejwa, R.A. (1999). The pattern of upper abdominal diseases as shown by ultrasound examination at Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Nyabanda, R.A. (1999).The Role of CT Scan in the Evaluation of  Retroperitoneal Disease.


  1. Mburu, L.G. (1998). The role of barium meal examination in diagnosis and evaluation of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract at Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Thinwa, J. (1995). Diagnostic value of ultrasound in renal diseases in adult patients at Kenyatta National Hospital. A one year prospective study.


  1. Wanene, L.G. (1995). The hilar height ratio in Kenyan African. A Study at KNH, Kenya.


  1. Ikundu, G.K. (1992). Evaluation of acute abdomen by plain abdominal radiology.


  1. Ruiru, J.M. (1991). A study of radiological features as seen on a chest radiography of patients with both Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and pulmonary tuberculosis.


  1. McQuaruz, V.Z.S.A.M. (1991).  Radiation doses to patients during barium examinations of gastrointestinal tract.


  1. Gabone, J.A. (1991). The use of adjuvants in barium suspensions for contrast studies of the upper gastro-intestinal tract.


  1. Ogutu, Z.O. (1991). The pattern of radiological presentation of lower urinary tract obstruction at KNH, Kenya.


  1. Kazema, R.R.B. (1989). The specific role of excretion urography examination in patient management at KNH. A one year prospective study.


  1. Byarugaba. (1988). The role and accuracy of ultrasonography in diagnosis of liver malignancies and chronic liver diseases at KNH, Nairobi.


  1. Mziray, H.D.J. (1988). A roentgenological evaluation of cardiac silhouette in adult African in KNH, Nairobi.


  1. Onditi, E. (1986). The role of renal angiography in the diagnosis and management of renal pathologies.


  1. Rodrigues, A. (1986). The role of diagnostic radiology in management of portal hypertension in KNH, Kenya.


  1. Ondeko, J. (1985). The role of barium enema examinations in the diagnosis and evaluation of pattern and radiological features of diseases of the large bowel at KNH, Kenya.


  1. Okumu, M.A. (1981). Radiographic assessment of renal size in adults.


  1. Awiti, A.I. (1980). A Review of 44 retrograde pyelograms which could be traced out of 107 done between 1975 – 1979 at Kenyatta National Hospital with the aim of determining whether these investigations were justified.


  1. Kitonyi, J.M.K. (1980). Reactions and cardiovascular changes at excretion urography.






Faculty Lead:

Dr. Timothy M. Mutala