Patients can now access Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) following the repair of the MRI machine which broke down some weeks ago.
Computerised Tomography (CT) scan services are still unavailable as the machine is currently undergoing technical servicing.
Activities at the MRI/CT Scan Centre were halted following a nationwide breakdown of MRI and CT scan machines in five major government hospitals in the country.
The machines were installed in 2013 at the Ho Government Hospital, the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the Tamale Teaching Hospital and the KBTH in Accra.
However, the machines broke down at all the major hospitals, resulting in great discomfort to patrons and medical practitioners at the facilities.
The machines, installed by Toshiba Technologies, reportedly ran out of helium, forcing the authorities of the affected hospitals to close them down as a security measure.
Since then, patients who turned up at the MRI/CT Scan Centre of the KBTH for those services were referred to private medical facilities.
On a visit to the KBTH by the Daily Graphic on Tuesday the paper saw that the MRI machine had been fixed and patients were accessing the service.
As of 9 a.m., some patients were waiting to either consult a specialist or take their results of scans conducted on them.
Efforts made by the paper to speak to the Head of the MRI/CT Scan Department, Dr Yaw Mensah, was not successful because the officer was said to be engaged in official duty outside Accra.