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Timeline

BERGMANROSS (BR&P) and Partners Radiology commenced operation in Cape Town when Dr Henry BERGMANROSS (BR&P) was granted rights to open a radiological practice in the Southern Cross Hospital in Wynberg, a suburb of Cape Town.

The practice opened its doors on the 1st January 1995 with 1 radiologist, Dr Jack Bergman, together with 3 radiographers and 1 administrative official.

In July 1997 the practice acquired the radiology practice at N1 City hospital from Dr I van Niekerk and began transferring the bulk of operation to N1 City hospital. In June 2002, BERGMANROSS (BR&P) and Partners set up a new radiology practice at the newly completed Kuilsriver hospital.

June 2004 saw the setting up of 2 Cape based satellite practices for the Intercare group. During 2009, BERGMANROSS (BR&P) and Partners has expanded further with the setting up of an advanced imaging centre at the new N1 City hospital Oncology unit comprising a 3T MRI scanner and 64 slice CT scanner as well as 4 further Pretoria based satellite Intercare practices. Over this time the staff complement has grown and currently consists of 9 radiologists, 42 radiographers and 29 administrative officials.

Technological Advances

At BERGMANROSS (BR&P) and Partners Radiology, we are always striving to be at the forefront of imaging technology and are committed to providing our patients and referring clinicians with the most advanced imaging available.

The practice was the first to implement computed radiography in South Africa in 1996. The first multi-detector CT scanner in the Western Cape was installed by the practice in 2004. The 3T MRI scanner installed in 2009 forms part of an integrated neurointerventive operating theatre, which allows for intra-operative MRI scans of the brain during neuro-surgery.

This is the only such centre in Africa and the first in the Southern hemisphere. The newly installed 64 slice CT scanner is similarly linked to the operating theatre and this imaging unit is the only centre in the world which has an operating room linked to both an intraoperative MRI scanner and multi-slice CT scanner.

Over the last 2 years we have been moving steadily from analogue to digital radiography. This allows for more effective archiving and retrieval of images for patient follow-up. Digitising all imaging allows for distant reporting of radiological investigations and has been the key factor in the expansion of service to the Intercare sites in Pretoria. The future holds exciting prospects for distant reporting from other sites in South Africa as well as beyond our borders.

Our Vision

BERGMANROSS (BR&P) and Partners Radiology aims to provide our patients with the best quality, most efficient and safest radiological imaging available. We aim for constructive engagement with our clinical referring colleagues and strive to provide an inclusive and accommodating environment.