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Prof. Ogbole Godwin.I

Head of Department



The department started in 1953 as a Unit in the Department of Medicine under the headship of Professor Alexander Brown.  Dr W. Peter Cockshott was the first Lecturer in the Department of Radiology of the University College, Ibadan and Honourary Consultant Radiologist to the University College Hospital while, the first indigenous Head of Department was Prof. S. B. Lagundoye.

The department has witnessed several years of Infrastructural growth and has become a flagship of Radiological imaging not only in Nigeria but also in the West African sub-region. The College of Medicine University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital Ibadan jointly manage the Department administratively.

It became the first Training Centre for Radiologists in West Africa in August 1968, several generations of Medical Students and Resident Doctors including those rotating form other specialties have been trained over the years. Radiology residents from other training centers spend variable periods of time in the department to enable them get exposure to some training facilities that are not available in their centres.

To be the foremost Medical Imaging Institution in the West African sub-region offering world class services, training and research.


  • To provide Radiological Services that is timely, cost effective, appropriate and of the highest quality
  • To train Health Care Professionals in Radiology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To contribute to the understand of health and disease through imaging technology related to clinical and basic science research
  • To provide infrastructure and manpower support to undertake state of the art technology in radiological service.
  • X- rays of all body parts
  • Special Investigation e.g. IVU, HSG, MCU etc.
  • Computerized Tomography scans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound Scans
  • Interventional procedures
  • Mammography
  • Interventional Radiology, etc.


The department is in partnership with RADAID (USA) and University of Pennsylvania to develop the Interventional Radiology to Unit. To bring services nearer to patients, the Department has decentralized its services to Six areas of the hospital including Geriatric and Pediatrics areas.

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