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ASSESSMENT OF THE RADIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWN ON RADIOGRAPHERS (A CASE STUDY OF UNTH, ESUTTH, NOHE, ENUGU STATE)

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 radiological equipment breakdown on radiographers, in knowing their equipments, knowing what they do when an equipment fails, assessing their capability in fixing simple faults and assessing their knowl...

ASSESSMENT OF CARRIER FULFILMENT AMONG PRACTISING RADIOGRAPHERS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThis research work tends to assess “An Assessment Of Carrier Fulfillment Among Practicing Radiographers In South East Nigeria”. The objectives of this research study includes: to investigate whether practicing radiographers are able to fulfil their career objectives. To investigate the roles played management of diverse hospitals and healthcare centres in Nigeria to the career fulfilment of practicing radiographers. The researcher made use of both primary and secondary sources of ...

ASSESSMENT OF THE CHALLENGES TO RADIOGRAPHERS ON PEDIATRIC X-RAY EXAMINATION IN ENUGU METROPOLIS (A CASE STUDY OF UNTH, ESUTH AND NOHE)

ABSTRACTBackground: Pediatric x-ray examination involves medical imaging of infants, children, adolescents. It comes with many challenges to the Radiographer whose obligation is to produce quality images for correct informed diagnosis irrespective of the challenges.Aim: To assess the challenges to Radiographers on pediatric x-ray examination in Enugu metropolis.Method: A non-experimental prospective survey research approach was adopted. Questionnaires were used for data collection from the re...

ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECT OF RADIATION IN FOOD PRESERVATION

ABSTRACTPreservation of food is a pre-requisite for food safety and security, bridging the gap between the site of production and site of consumption and the rising between demand and supply.There has been a problem of preserving seasonal food properly and disinfesting food without noticeable hazard to the consumer. There is also a noticeable increase in the incidence of food borne disease.The study is aimed at determine the shelf life extension of avocado, carrot, okra and tomatoes when pres...

ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF RADIOGRAPHERS TOWARDS EVIDENCE BASED MEDICAL IMAGING PRACTICE IN ABUJA AND JOS METROPOLIS, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTEvidence based medical imaging practice in Nigeria is underreported. A cross-sectional non-experimental descriptive study conducted in Abuja and Jos Nigeria. The target population was all the Radiographers in the area of study. A semi-structured questionnaire was also used. The data collected was analyzed, using a descriptive statistical method. The result was then presented on a simple frequency tables and pie chart. Of the 55 radiographers surveyed 96% of the respondents reads journ...

Sonographic Findings In Patients With Non Traumatic Upper Abdominal Pain At Ket Medical Services And Life Chart Scanning Centre Enugu, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis research was aimed at evaluating the usefulness of ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of upper abdominal pain. A retrospective study was done at Ket Medical Services   and Life chart Scanning Centre Abapka, Enugu. A total of 236 patients that were scanned for upper abdominal pain from March, 2011 to March, 2012 were studied. The sonographic reports showed that Fatty liver is the highest sonographic findings in patients with upper abdominal pain with a total numb...

Evaluation Of Film Archiving Methods In Two Federal Health Institutions In Enugu State

ABSTRACTThe aim of this research is to evaluate the archiving efficiency in National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu (NOHE) and University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku-ozalla. It is a prospective study which evaluates the archiving procedures used in the two Federal institutions.The result showed that National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu and  University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital encountered 2.1317% and 1.5625% loss of radiographs respectively within the duration of this researc...

Measurement Of Average Radiation Dose Associated With Pelvic X-Ray Examination; A Case Study Of UNTH And NOHE

ABSTRACTVarious researchers who have carried out national and international surveys have reported wide variations in patient dose arising from specific X-ray examinations. This study intends to quantify and evaluate, by means of thermo luminescence dosimeter (TLD) chips, the average radiation dose to the patients undergoing pelvic x-ray examinations. ESD (entrance surface doses) to patients’ pelvic will be measured with thermo luminescence dosimeter (TLD) chips, also the exit dose will be m...

ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRATICES OF RESUSCITATION OF PATIENTS AMONG RADIOGRAPHERS DURING RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES: A CASE STUDY OF TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN ENUGU

ABSTRACTThe study was undertaken to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of resuscitation of patients among radiographers’ during emergency cases in three tertiary hospitals in Enugu State, Nigeria. It is a descriptive cross-sectional study with the use of questionnaire to obtain information from the radiographers. The survey was carried out between March and June, 2013. This assessed the knowledge, attitude, practice of universal precaution rule and the protective measures adopted ...

ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSPECTIVE AND ATTITUDE OF RADIOLOGY STAFF TO RADIOGRAPHY STUDENTS FOR CLINICAL TRAINING IN THE RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT (A CASE STUDY OF UNTH, ESUTH AND NOHE)

ABSTRACTClinical training of radiography students is part of the medical academic curriculum in a hands-on environment where students are taught skills, behaviors and attitudes required to enter into professional practice. The aims of this research were to assess the perspective and attitude of the radiology staff and its impact on the clinical training of student radiographers during clinical postings. In this study, responses from the target population were prospectively collected and analy...

ASSESSMENT OF THE USAGE OF PATIENTS’ CHANGING GOWN IN SOME GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS IN ENUGU METROPOLIS.

ABSTRACT Effective usage of patients’ changing gown is of necessity in the hospital environment and is inclusive of the health care provided to the patient. This study assessed the usage of patients’ changing gown. It was a survey research conducted in 2013 at the x-ray departments of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), and Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUTH) Teaching Hospital, Park Lane both in Enugu. Fourteen research questions for the staff and f...

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a phenomenon that is yet to gain consensual credibility in the field of science and research. It is, rather a subjective experience and/or sensation to those who are vulnerable to it. It is claimed to be a kind of subtle bliss which is triggered by sonic, visual or digital media stimuli, or by inducing it by intentional conditioning. This paper expounds on the theory: its ...

ASSESSMENT OF THE USE OF GONAD SHIELD AMONG RADIOGRAPHY CENTRES IN ENUGU METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT                                                                           During pelvic radiography, gonad shield is one of the most important protective measures in use to protect the gonad which is very sensitive to radiation. This is a study on assessment of the use of gonad shield among radiog...

ASSESSMENT OF THE UTILIZATION OF RADIATION SAFETY MEASURES BY RADIATION WORKERS IN TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN ENUGU URBAN

ABSTRACT      It is of paramount interest both to the staff and patients that radiation safety measures are undertaken to ensure that excess unnecessary radiation is not absorbed by the body. The aim of this study was to assess the rate of utilization of radiation safety measures by radiation workers in tertiary hospitals in Enugu urban.A prospective study of 135 radiation workers was conducted using questionnaires and observations. Observations were carried out by the research...

COMMON FINDINGS IN HSG OF WOMEN ATTENDING INFERTILITY CLINICS AT THE FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, ASABA, DELTA STATE

ABSTRACT HSG is a commonly performed examination due to increasing popularity of reproductive medicine and infertility.  It plays an important role in evaluation of abnormities related to uterus and fallopian tubes.  This research work is a retrospective research study aimed at determining the common findings in hysterosalpingography at Federal Medical Centre Asaba, from May 2011 to April 2013.  The patients that met the inclusive criteria were those that were diagnosed to...


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