Medical & Health Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Medical & Health Sciences

ASSESSING RADIOGRAPHER’S CONCEPT ON THE PROSPECTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE IN RADIOGRAPHY

ABSTRACTThe research work was carried out to ascertain how knowledgeable Radiographers are on the prospects of entrepreneurial venture in the field of Medical Imaging, the  challenges facing some of them from setting up their own Radiodiagnostic centre. It was carried out amongst practising Radiographers within Enugu Metropolis. Data was collected using questionnaire that were distributed to the Radiographers. Tables, frequencies and Percentages and a Bar chart was used in the analysis. ...

Assessment of knowledge, attitude and perception of radiographers towards research (a case study of radiographers in fct Abuja and Enugu metropolis

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to assess the knowledge, attitude and perception of radiographers towards research. Data was collected from radiographers between the months of March and June 2012 at 10 different hospitals within the FCT Abuja and 4 institutions in Enugu Metropolis including university of Nigeria Enugu campus. Subjects voluntarily completed a structured questionnaire assessing demographic characteristics, radiographer’s knowledge of research, interest in research and facto...

ASSESSMENT OF RADIOGRAPHER’S KNOWLEDGE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF X-RAY EQUIPMENT FAILURE IN SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTIt has been observed that during x-ray equipment failure, radiographers seem not to know what to do, there is usually a display of distress observed by radiographers and an immediate call for the services of a technician is made by the radiographers. This work is aimed at assessing the knowledge of radiographers in knowing their equipments, knowing what they do when an equipment fails, assessing their capability in fixing simple faults and assessing their knowledge on quality assuranc...

ASSESSMENT OF THE ADOPTION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE POLICY IN RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

ABSTRACTPresently, radiological workers appreciate the concept of quality assurance in theory due to its multi-faceted benefit especially on the economy when considering the overall cost of imaging equipment and the low cost of testing apparatus. However, they tend to neglect the practical aspect of the topic, thus leading to high rate of break down and faulty equipment. This work is therefore geared towards determining if there is any laid down policy in the radiology department in the terti...

ASSESSMENT OF THE AWARENESS AND ATTITUDE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS TOWARDS THE USE OF CT IN PATIENTS WITH HEAD INJURY IN ENUGU METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The study was carried out in three government hospitals in Enugu metropolis. It was carried out to assess the level of awareness and attitude of emergency physicians towards the use of CT in patients with head injury. Questionnaire was the major instrument for data collection.  The study sought to assess the reasons for the non regular request of CT scan for patients with head injury in view of the low diagnostic yield of skull x-ray traditionally requested for such cases. ...

ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION OF RADIOGRAPHERS IN UNTH, ITUKU-OZALLA TOWARDS RADIOGRAPHY ROLE EXTENSION

ABSTRACTAim: to assess the knowledge, perception and attitude of radiographers in UNTH towards radiography role extension.Method: 24 radiographers (88.89%return rate) working in the hospital were studied. The study was structured such that each section of the study is related to specific objectives of the study which are: To obtain more literature or information on the knowledge, perception and attitude of Nigeria radiographers towards radiography role extension and to ascertain the knowledge...

CHARACTERIZATION OF BREAST LESIONS SEEN DURING MAMMOGRAPHY AT UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TEACHING HOSPITAL ENUGU

ABSTRACTThis research was carried out to characterize the variety of the breast lesion seen during mammography at UNTH and to establish the age distribution of the lesion at the time of presentation.This research is non descriptive study,222 secondary data was obtained from the patient request card and patient mammography result.This result shows that benign tumour is more common in our locality and it sub classified into fibroadenoma, cyst, lipoma mastitis, and it is presented at a...

COMMON FINDINGS IN LIVER AND KIDNEYS OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING ULTRASOUND EXAMINATION IN ASABA NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study was designed to evaluate the common findings in the liver and kidney of patients undergoing ultrasound in Asaba urban. The objectives of the study were to evaluate the common findings in these organs and to correlate the findings with age. I had a total of 277 patients and some had two findings, one in the liver and another in the kidneys.Findings in the kidneys observed were hydronephrosis, nephropathy, renal cyst, renal fibrolipomatosis, nephrolithiasis, nephritis, pyelon...

COMMON MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FINDINGS IN PATIENTS WITH NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS, IN UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN TEACHING HOSPITAL, KWARA STATE

ABSTRACTObjective: To evaluate the common MRI findings in patients with neurologic disorders.Method: A retrospective study of 106 patients with neurologic disorders was carried out and their respective findings carefully tabulated according to their age and sex.Results: MRI showed small multifocal lesions hyperintense on T2 weighted images and FLAIR, with mild or no gadolinium enhancement, mainly in periventricular and subcortical regions, myelopaties in the cervical spines of some patients, ...

COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF FILM REJECT ANALYSIS IN NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL ENUGU AND ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITALS

ABSTRACT Film reject analysis is a quality assurance tool in radiology department which is used to control standard and quality of diagnostic radiograph as the production of adequate diagnostic radiographs with optimum quality involves well defined procedure. A comparative prospective film reject analysis carried over a period of four (4) weeks from 1st to 30th June,2012 at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu and Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Park-Lane aimed at comparing ...

COMPLIANCE WITH MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING OF BREAST CANCER IN ISUOCHI AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

ABSTRACTThis is a prospective study carried out in Isuochi among primary school teachers to know the compliance of the teachers on Breast cancer screening technique or method as it concern the mammography examination and Self Breast Examination (SBE). The research was done in nine communities in Isuochi, Abia state. The research was carried out with convenient sampling to reduce stress and cost to the researcher. The research lasted for a period for four months March – July 2012. From the r...

CONSTRUCTION OF A TROLLEY BASED SYSTEM INCORPORATING LATERAL CASSETTE HOLDER USING LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS FOR TRAUMA RADIOGRAPHY

ABSTRACTTrolley based system is a trolley incorporating x-ray features that allow easy radiography in trauma patients. In this work, a trolley based system is constructed with the two basic features which include a fixed lateral cassette holder to facilitate lateral shoot-through radiography and with locally sourced material for affordability. It is a four sided metallic framework on a strong stable castor wheel base. It is 84cm high with base dimension of 120cm x 84cm and top dimension ...

CORRELATION OF MRI FINDINGS WITH OUTCOME OF TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY: A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL IDI-ARABA LAGOS NIGERIA

ABSTRACTStudy DesignA retrospective studyObjectivesTo correlate the MRI findings with the outcome of patient treatment in patients with spinal cord injury. This study tried to study the recovery of patients who have been diagnosed of spinal cord injuries by MRI examination and compared it with the prognosis made by the MRI findings.Material and methods45 patients’ data was conveniently selected from the Lagos university teaching hospital Idi-Araba Lagos Nigeria. 32 were male; 13 female. Dat...

HEALTH AND SAFETY IN MEDICAL LABOURATORY

                                                        ABSTRACTObjective of the present study is to determine the health and safety in medical laboratory, the economic implications of safety precautions in laboratory prac...

ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A PRIVATE ULTRASONOGRAPHIC CENTRE IN ENUGU METROPOLIS; PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACTThis study was done to determine the problems and prospects of setting up and running a private ultrasonographic centre in Enugu metropolis. It was carried out in the 38 registered diagnostic centres with private hospitals inclusive that have an ultrasonographic unit. A survey type of design was used for the study, the source of data collection was a primary one. A total of 64 questionnaires were distributed to the proprietors and sonographers in the centres and 61 questionnaires duly...


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