Pioneer Diagnostic Center,

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Pioneer Diagnostic Center, popularly known as PDC, has been one of the premier diagnostic facilities in Addis Ababa since it was established in 2006. PDC has established the reputation of offering state-of-the-art technology to serve a broad spectrum of diagnostic services in Ethiopia. This facilitates quick and accurate diagnosis through imaging equipment such as MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-ray among others. PDC has highly qualified radiologists and expert technicians on board whose main aim is to ensure that PDC is the go-to medical diagnostic center.

However, the company’s goal is not only technological advancement, but it also aims at offering excellent customer services to the patients. The center aims for an uninterrupted and empathetic process for patient care, focusing on patient-centered processes where patients are treated with great care during the entire diagnostic process. PDC also embraces staff training and professional development as well as updating their knowledge of skills and advancements in diagnostic services.

General Information –

Established: 2006

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contact Numbers

  • +251 908 656 565
  • +251 908 696 969
  • +251 908 646 464
  • +251 116 183 335/36


  • Bole Road Alem Building (Behind Alem Cinema)
  • Gotera Condominium Inside Hallelujah Hospital
  • Around Black Lion Hospital (Near Radio Fana Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Lancet Super specialized Medical and Surgical Center (Megenagna Square, Gerji Taxi Station towards 24 Kebele, In front of Gage College)


  • Green Certificate for ‘Quality and Compassionate Patient Care’ from the Ministry of Health

Imaging Services:

  • 128 Slice CT Scan
  • 1.5 Tesla MRI
  • Digital X-ray
  • 4D Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • Digital Mammography

Service Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Staff Certification:

  • Certified by the Ministry of Health
  • Certified by the Radiation Authority of Ethiopia

Sub-specialties of Radiologists:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Body Imaging
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Musculoskeletal

Special Features:

  • 24 hours diagnostic services
  • PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System)
  • Sub-specialty reading
  • Free ambulance service
  • Home environment

Additional Services:

  • Free transportation for CT and MRI clients with ambulance vehicles.

Services offered –

  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • 4D-Ultrasound
  • Digital X-ray
  • Digital Mammography
  • Echocardiography
  • Radiological Consultation

MRI Scan Cost at Pioneer Diagnostic Centre-

Type of MRI Scan Cost in USD Cost in Ethiopian Birr
Functional MRI (MRI) $500 ETB 28,500
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) $550 ETB 31,350
Cardiac MRI $600 ETB 34,200
Breast MRI $400 ETB 22,800
Brain MRI $450 ETB 25,650
Spinal MRI $450 ETB 25,650
Abdominal MRI $500 ETB 28,500
Pelvic MRI $500 ETB 28,500
Musculoskeletal MRI $450 ETB 25,650
Whole-Body MRI $800 ETB 45,600

CT- Scan Cost at Pioneer Diagnostic Centre –

Type of CT Scan Cost in USD Cost in Ethiopian Birr
Head CT Scan $250 ETB 14,250
Chest CT Scan $300 ETB 17,100
Abdomen CT Scan $350 ETB 19,950
Pelvis CT Scan $350 ETB 19,950
Spine CT Scan $400 ETB 22,800
Cardiac CT Scan $500 ETB 28,500
Sinus CT Scan $200 ETB 11,400
Full-Body CT Scan $600 ETB 34,200
Angiography CT Scan $550 ETB 31,350
Extremities CT Scan (Arms/Legs) $300 ETB 17,100

4D Ultrasound Cost at Pioneer Diagnostic Centre –

Type of 4D Ultrasound Cost in USD Cost in Ethiopian Birr
Obstetric 4D Ultrasound $150 ETB 8,550
Abdominal 4D Ultrasound $200 ETB 11,400
Pelvic 4D Ultrasound $200 ETB 11,400
Musculoskeletal 4D Ultrasound $250 ETB 14,250
Cardiac 4D Ultrasound $300 ETB 17,100
Vascular 4D Ultrasound $300 ETB 17,100
Breast 4D Ultrasound $250 ETB 14,250
Thyroid 4D Ultrasound $200 ETB 11,400
Renal 4D Ultrasound $250 ETB 14,250
Scrotal 4D Ultrasound $200 ETB 11,400

Digital X- Ray Cost at Pioneer Diagnostic Centre

Type of Digital X-ray Cost in USD Cost in Ethiopian Birr
Chest X-ray $50 ETB 2,850
Abdominal X-ray $60 ETB 3,420
Pelvic X-ray $60 ETB 3,420
Spine X-ray (Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar) $70 ETB 3,990
Extremities X-ray (Arms/Legs) $40 ETB 2,280
Dental X-ray $40 ETB 2,280
Skull X-ray $50 ETB 2,850
Sinus X-ray $50 ETB 2,850
Joint X-ray (Knee/Shoulder/Hip) $60 ETB 3,420
Dental Panoramic X-ray $80 ETB 4,560

Digital Mammography cost at Pioneer Diagnostic Center –

Type of Digital Mammography Cost in USD Cost in Ethiopian Birr
Screening Mammogram $80 ETB 4,560
Diagnostic Mammogram (One Breast) $90 ETB 5,130
Diagnostic Mammogram (Both Breasts) $120 ETB 6,840
3D Mammogram (Tomosynthesis) $150 ETB 8,550
Breast Ultrasound (Supplemental) $100 ETB 5,700
Biopsy-Guided Mammogram $180 ETB 10,260

Echocardiography cost at Pioneer Diagnostic Center –

Type of Echocardiography Cost in USD Cost in Ethiopian Birr
Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) $100 ETB 5,700
Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) $150 ETB 8,550
Stress Echocardiogram $200 ETB 11,400
Doppler Echocardiogram $120 ETB 6,840
3D Echocardiogram $250 ETB 14,250

Services Offered by Pioneer Diagnostic Center –

  • Radiology quality assurance and peer review by radiologists from Harvard Medical School
  • PACS system software with sub-specialized doctors
  • Weekly education for technologists, both face-to-face and remote
  • Branch at Gotera Condominium inside Hallelujah Hospital
  • Efficient welcome and well-mannered employees
  • 24-hour operation
  • Free 24-hour emergency ambulance services for MRI and CT-scan patients
  • Internet service for staff training and clients include high-speed Wi-Fi internet service.
  • It is situated in a good area with adequate space for parking.

Doctors at Pioneer Diagnostic Center-

Dr. Azmera Gissila – Professor of Radiology

Dr. Moges Zebene – Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Dr. Mesfin Mulugeta – Professor of Radiology

FAQs –

Q: What are the working hours of Pioneer Diagnostic Center?

A: The Pioneer Diagnostic Center is an organization that is opened and running round the clock, that is, 24/7.

Q: Is there any special offers that Pioneer Diagnostic Center offers?

A: Yes, the Pioneer Diagnostic Center does indeed offer a 50% discount service to its clients every day after midnight as well as every Sunday.

Q: Is there an option for free transport for patients?

A: Yes indeed, Pioneer Diagnostic Center offers free ambulance services for CT and MRI patients anytime of the day.

Q: Where are Pioneer Diagnostic Center branches situated?

A: Pioneer Diagnostic Center has its branches on Bole Road Alem Building, Gotera Condominium Inside Hallelujah Hospital, near Black Lion Hospital and Megenagna – Lancet Super Specialized Medical and Surgical Center.

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