City project

Improvement of radiology and nuclear medicine

Strategic plan for equipping radiology and nuclear medicine departments in Kumasi with updated equipment, technology and PACS systems
Completion as of Mar 31, 2023
Project lead
Dr Augustina Badu-Peprah

The challenge

The Kumasi situation analysis identified a number of challenges across the cancer care spectrum, including challenges specific to radiology. These  ranged from poor equipment maintenance and inadequate archiving of images to a lack of infrastructure and limited qualified human resources personnel.

The goal

The project will contribute to the overall improvement of radiological diagnosis of cancer patients, and provide Kumasi with a foundation to strategically upgrade its radiology services in response to patients’ needs.  A development plan will include well-equipped radiology and nuclear medicine departments, with well-trained staff in adequate numbers, at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi South Hospital, Manhyia District Hospital, Tafo Government Hospital and Peace and Love Hospital.


A local multidisciplinary, inter-institutional team was assembled to coordinate the development of the different project outputs, in consultation with local and external experts nominated by the technical cooperation partners of C/Can. The selected project team members conducted scientific visits to University of Algiers, Algeria and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, which were nominated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a partner institution of City Cancer Challenge (C/Can). The final outputs will be endorsed by the City Executive Committee and the relevant authorities for implementation.

Impact / Achievements

A total of $220,400 has been mobilised from development agency GIZ for the operationalisation of the Kumasi nuclear medicine development plan,  and  completion of retrofitting of a designated room for operationalisation of SPECT/CT.


  • Quality assurance and standard operating procedures for imaging and reporting.
  • Radiology and nuclear medicine development plan.
  • Operationalisation of SPECT/ CT as a core diagnostic modality in the city.
  • Feasibility and supply-and-demand assessment for a PET/ CT facility at KATH.
  • Professional training for diagnostic imaging experts.


Project Lead
Dr Augustina Badu-Peprah - Head of Radiology Department, KATH
Project Team
Dr Adu Tutu Amankwa - Radiologist, KATH
Dr Kwasi Twum - Radiologist, KATH
Dr N.K. Blankson - Radiologist, Kumasi South Regional Hospital
Dr Yaw Ampem Amoako - Nuclear Physician, KATH
Eric Addison - Medical Physicist, KATH
Debora Boateng - Sonographer, Peace and Love Hospital
Dr Augustina Badu-Peprah

This comprehensive development plan for Kumasi’s main hospitals will see the creation of well-equipped radiology and nuclear medicine departments adequately staffed by well-trained professionals.

Dr Augustina Badu-Peprah
Head, Radiology Department at KATH

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