AReview of the first 100 cases presenting in a newly installed Computerized Tomogrpahy Unit in Osogbo, Nigeria

  • TO Bello
  • AA Aremu
  • IA Ajayi

Abstract



Introduction: Computerized tomography imaging is a versatile imaging technique capable of giving clinical information not available on plain radiographs. This modality is not readily available to most Nigerians. Objective: To assess the demographic characteristics, the clinical indications and CT diagnosis in the first 100 patients in our facility installed four months ago. Results: CT brain comprised 74% of the indication for imaging, with brain trauma alone accounting for 36.49%. CT Myelography and CT abdomen comprised 14%.and 6% respectively. We also noted that 13% of the patients were referred from centres more than 100km from our facility Conclusion: CT is important in the diagnosis of structural brain disorders, especially in the management of trauma. The country also requires more CT units to prevent delay in the management of patients.

Keywords: Computerized Tomography, CT Brain, Trauma, Osogbo, Nigeria.

Nigerian Medical Journal Vol. 48 (1) 2007: pp. 1-3
Published
2008-11-19
Section
Articles

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