Radiotherapy

 The department was inaugurated at Radiotheraphy under the Department of Radiology in May, 2007, with one Radiotherapist Dr O Agoola and a Radiotherapy technologist. Facilities at inception for research, teaching and service included one Telecobalt Unit, one 300KV Orthovoltage Unit, a Simulator and one manual after loading Cesium 137 brachytherapy (which has since been discarded). Dr Agoola handed over to Dr O. B. Campbell (Now Prof O. B. Campbell) in 1988. The Department acquired a High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Machine through the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, in 2008

The department became a clinical department in University College Hospital in 1992 and an Academic department in the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, in 2005, with Prof O. B Campbell as the first Head of Department.

Medical Students rotate through the department when undergoing clinical posting in Radiology. Residency Training in Radiotherapy commenced in 1990 with the first batch of the resident doctors trained as Radiation Oncologists obtaining Postgraduate Fellowship (FMCR) of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in 1995. Six doctors have been trained to date. The department has also trained supernumerary residents for other hospitals in the country and presently has six supernumerary resident doctors from different parts of the country in training. Also undergoes research in radiotherapy and cancer related issues.

LIST OF SERVICES AND DESCRIPTION

S/NO

PATIENT SERVICE

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

1

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Group meeting with patients for problem shearing alleviation of psychological concerns

2

Simulation

Tumour localization Procedure

3

Palliative care

Holistic management for cancer sufferers and their families

4

External beam radiation therapy

Radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients using Cobalt 60 Teletherapy machine

5

Gynaecology Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy Insertions for Cervical Cancer Patients

6

Ward Admission

Ward admission for more intensive care when necessary

CORE ACTIVITIES

  • Clinic on – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
  • External beam radiation treatment of cancer patients – Every day except Saturdays and Sundays
  • Brachytherapy Insertions on – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Counseling/ psychotherapy Clinic – Tuesday mornings
  • Chemotherapy Clinic on – Fridays
  • Seminars and other Academic program on – Wednesdays
  • Monthly Departmental Meeting - Last Wednesday of the Month