Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal Imaging.

Musculoskeletal Imaging is a subspecialty of  radiology which focuses on interpreting medical images of bones, joints and associated soft tissues and diagnosing injuries and disease. These include radiograph interpretation, fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Related resident dissertations include the following:

Current research projects:


MMed Thesis:

  1. Obuon Dennis Odiwuor (2021). Ultrasound findings in hemophiliac patients presenting with knee pain or swelling in KNH.


  1. Patil Sagar Suresh (2021). Spectrum of MRI findings in the symptomatic knee: A 3T MRI Kenyan perspective.


  1. Noorany, A.M.K. (2020) The utility of doppler and greyscale ultrasound in the assessment of treatment response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist and hand.


  1. Mohamed, M.A. (2020) Spectrum of ultrasound findings on wrist pathology as seen in Kenyatta National Hospital


  1. Kinoti, C.K. (2018). Skeletal age assessment in black African children in Kenya. Applicability of the Greulich and Pyle method.


  1. Bashaeb, M.O. (2017). The pattern of ultrasonographic findings of disorders of the ankle joint complex in patients presenting with ankle pain at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine, University of Nairobi.


  1. Indumwa, C.M. (2017). The prevalence of scoliosis in patients with congenital heart disease in Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Mang’oka, D. M. (2016). The spectrum of radiographic and sonographic findings in patients with shoulder pain  at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine, University of Nairobi.


  1. Watiti, N. L. (2015). Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Radiographic findings in Chronic low back pain.  A Clinicoradiological correlation study .


  1. Gatete, G.N. (2014). Whole body bone scans versus plain radiography in metastatic breast disease.


  1. Musyoki, K.M. (2013). Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI in Rotator Cuff Pathology.


  1. Masyuki, S. (2011). Acute injuries to the Spine:  Pattern of findings as seen at plain radiography.


  1. Mugambi, L.M. (2009). The pattern of MRI findings in patients with shoulder pain at three imaging centres in Nairobi.


  1. Mburu, J.M. (2009). To determine the pattern of skeletal metastasis in prostate cancer patients using radionuclide imaging.


  1. Muriuki, J.K. (2008). Determination of the pattern of bone metastases in breast cancer patients using radionuclide imaging.     


  1. Thiga, L.M. (2008). Findings of magnetic resonance imaging of intra-articular knee pathology: Radioarthroscopic correlation.


  1. Ajowi, J.O. (2007). The pattern of radiological findings in upper limb injury as seen at Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Gikera, L. (2007). Pattern of findings of cervical spine disease on MRI and their clinical correlation as seen at Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Mulama, B.M. (2004). The association between lumbosacral spondylosis and obesity in patients seen at the Kenyatta National Hospital.


  1. Pilly, A. (2003). The role of MRI in management of patients presenting with low back pain.


  1. Ogato, J.O. (1999). Computed tomography scan findings in low back pain at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.


  1. Kampondeni, S. (1998). Pattern of radiological findings in limb trauma.


  1. Kimari, P.K. (1995). Bone Tumour Diagnosis:  A comparison  of roentgenography and histopathology in the diagnosis of bone tumours: A study at KNH.


  1. Kouko, J.O. (1991). The radiological features of Sickle Cell Disease as seen at KNH.


  1. Mohindra, R.K. (1990). The pattern of findings in double contrast knee arthrography and comparison with results at arthrography and comparison with results at arthrotomy in Nairobi.


  1. Anwary, M.I. (1989). Normal interpediculate distances and mid-sagittal diameters of lumbar spinal canal in adult Kenyan Africans.


  1. Varma, D.S. (1980).Cervical spine measurements in the adult Kenyan African.


  1. Wachira, M.W. (1980). Metacarpal Index.




Faculty Lead:

Dr. Onyambu, C.K.